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Job Summary

  • Dublin City Centre
  • Contract
  • JN -012024-1953853
  • Jan 11, 2024
  • €50k - €70k
Job Description

This is an exciting role for a lawyer looking to develop his/her career in the area of professional legal education in a hybrid job at a leading education institution.

This is an exciting role working with an award winning team in the area of professional legal education. It will suit an enthusiastic candidate who is capable of working on their own initiative and managing projects. The education body offers various postgraduate Diplomas, Certificate courses, Masters programmes and a Professional Doctorate in Law.

The successful candidate will have a legal background and an interest in education. Duties include managing projects, designing new courses, acting as Course Leader on a discrete portfolio of courses and contributing to creative ideas within the team. The successful candidate will have responsibility for all aspects of these courses, from recruitment of associate faculty, co-ordination of course delivery, liaising with students, and facilitating the assessment process. The work will involve using innovative course delivery methods, including blended and on-line learning and webcasting.

Successful candidates will become experts in professional legal education and online learning. As much of the course contact hours take place outside office hours. Therefore, the candidate must be capable of a high degree of flexibility and be available to work weekday evenings and Saturdays when required during course time.

This is a one-year contract position reporting to the Head of the Education Centre, with the possibility of extending further or going permanent.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will carry out the following duties in line with the standards and strategic objectives and as directed by the Head.

  • Act as Course Leader on a range of courses
  • Manage own portfolio of courses, including the recruitment of lecturers and co-ordination of course delivery
  • Build strong working relationships with adjunct faculty / expert lecturers
  • Be the first point of contact for lecturers and students
  • Undertake evaluations of current courses in order to improve content and delivery
  • Provide recommendations and input on how to improve existing courses
  • Identify potential opportunities for new courses
  • Assist with EU grant proposals

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ideally, be an experienced Solicitor or Barrister with experience in education or training sector an advantage
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be capable of working in a highly pressurised environment
  • Enjoy working on own initiative
  • Be methodical, flexible and capable of undertaking multitask driven work.
  • Be capable of working and adapting to the needs of a small and highly integrated team.
  • Have a good, friendly and professional telephone manner and experience of dealing with a large volume of enquiries over the phone
  • Be flexible and available to work weekday evenings and Saturdays when required.
  • Have good IT skills, able to handle data input, production of reports etc.
  • Have a proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Proactive approach with a can-do-attitude to work
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.



Consultant Details

Consultant Details

John Cronin
John Cronin