We currently have two vacancies for staff at the Law Society.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Education, Training and Qualifications team for an Outreach Development Officer - Temporary (up to 12 months), £28,450 per annum.

The Team

The Careers & Outreach team is part of the Education, Training & Qualifications team at the Law Society. We are a small, dynamic team and deliver a wide range of projects and programmes, which are particularly aimed at those at the junior end of their professional careers.

The Role

The outreach element of the role involves managing key initiatives, including an annual virtual summer school and the day-to-day management of the charity, the Lawscot Foundation. The Foundation provides financial and mentoring support to law students. This growing charity continues to develop and the role will involve liaising with the students, promoting the work of the charity to the membership, coordinating the mentoring programme and helping it reach its fundraising targets.

The other element of the role involves working as part of the Careers & Outreach team to support law students, trainees and newly qualified solicitors with the route to qualification, including the law degree, the post-graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and the traineeship. This might include planning and delivering events, presentations, 1:1 support, writing articles/ website content and working with a range of external and internal stakeholders to develop expertise or collaborate on events.

Ordinarily, the post would require you to travel fairly regularly around Scotland to host events, deliver presentations and attend meetings. However, there is now more focus on remote delivery of events, which is expected to continue into the year ahead.

The Candidate

We are looking for someone to join us for a maximum term of one year. We are ideally looking for someone to work full-time and the post is Edinburgh-based, although some working from home provision is available. (Please note the role is currently fully remote due to Covid restrictions).

An ability to work proactively and independently is one of the most important qualities we are looking for in a candidate, along with a genuine interest in widening participation and social mobility. This is a demanding role that would require you to develop your own projects and lead existing initiatives independently. We are also looking for a confident communicator who is comfortable speaking at large events and hosting sessions with external speakers.

What will I receive in return?

  • 35 hour working week
  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holidays
  • Flexitime
  • Extensive training is available for the successful candidate

As an organisation our values are respect, openness, progress, inclusion and integrity. We strive to embed these in all our interactions with colleagues, members, stakeholders and members of the public.

Further information on the vacancies can be found via the links below. Please note that only applications submitted in the correct format will be considered.

This vacancy will close at 12 noon on Tuesday,15 June 2021. It is anticipated that interviews will be held during the following two weeks.

All interviews will be via video conference.

No CVs or Agencies please.

Apply now for this position

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Guidance notes
Job Description & Employee Specification

An exciting opportunity has arisen as a maternity cover to join the Law Society of Scotland’s CPD & Training team for an experienced and accomplished educational conference organiser. The role is CPD Operations Officer, £27,143 per annum (40 hours per week).

The Team

The team are looking for a temporary CPD Operations Officer to cover maternity leave for a period of up to 12 months.

The Society’s CPD & Training team is seeking a commercially minded conference organiser to work on a range of commercial conferences, seminars and courses. Our aim is to continue the growth of recent years and become clearly established as the outstanding provider of CPD training to the legal profession. We have transitioned to an online business successfully post-Covid, but will re-introduce F2F events when public health guidance allows, so are looking for someone with the requisite skills and personality to join the team and play a full part in what promises to be an eventful year.

The Role

Applications are invited from anyone who meets the Employee Specification. The role is both fast-paced and multi-faceted, and the successful candidate must be able to work to tight deadlines and focus on multiple projects simultaneously.

The Candidate

To succeed in this broad ranging role, you must be comfortable and confident in dealing with senior members of the profession and understand the role the Society plays within the legal profession and contribute positively to the standards required. You must be a natural problem solver and have a ‘can do’ attitude, be highly personable and show commercial acumen. It is also vital that you have excellent IT skills and demonstrable experience of picking up new systems for back-end management.

You will be given autonomy and responsibility to make decisions (both strategic and financial). We expect you to take ownership of several key areas and to continually refine and improve our offering. Whether online/onscreen or in a F2F setting, you will be the public face of the Law Society in your role as conference manager, so have the confidence and maturity to represent our organisation in a way that is commensurate with our reputation and expected standards.

What will I receive in return?

  • 40 hour working week
  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holidays
  • Flexitime
  • Extensive training is available for the successful candidate

As an organisation our values are respect, openness, progress, inclusion and integrity. We strive to embed these in all our interactions with colleagues, members, stakeholders and members of the public.

Further information on the vacancies can be found via the links below. Please note that only applications submitted in the correct format will be considered.

This vacancy will close at noon on Tuesday, 15 June. It is anticipated that interviews will be held during the following two weeks.

No CVs or Agencies please.

Apply now for this position

More information:

Guidance notes
Job Description & Employee Specification
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