CPD Projects Officer

The Law Society of Scotland
Contract Type
Practice Area
CPD Projects Officer, Permanent, £30,400pa 35 hours per week

Job Description

It is an exciting time to join the Law Society of Scotland. Due to a member moving to a new role, we have an opportunity within the CPD Projects Team for a CPD Projects Officer who will be expected to project manage several of our key strategic areas, including certificated courses, online CPD, our successful Trainee CPD programme and essential skills programmes. This is a permanent position.

The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for over 13,000 Scottish Solicitors and with over 150 staff members, our primary focus is to support a thriving profession of high quality and trusted Solicitors in Scotland with access to justice for all.

This role will require management of some key relationships, including our Learning Management System (LMS) suppliers; trainers on certificated courses and essential skills.

Working in this role at the Law Society will require a number of key attributes: you’ll need to be organised, driven, an excellent communicator in everything you do, self-starting and innovating, able to see big pictures but equally focused on the minutiae. You’ll also need a cool head, be able to work simultaneously on different projects and add commercial value.

What is more important is a genuine passion for delivering great member services; an ability for building and maintaining strong business relationships that work for all parties; adding commercial value by showing good judgement, along with a resolute, result focused mentality. You’ll also need to be very capable using technology and embrace new systems and ways of working.

The person in the role will be part of the CPD & Training team and play a vital role in our activities and goals. If you would like to join a team that is driven, focused and enjoys working together then please apply, we’d love to hear from you.

At the centre of our organisation are the values of Respect, Openness, Progress, Inclusion, and Integrity which drive our teams to deliver the best possible service for the legal sector and beyond.

Key Responsibilities for this role:

  • Project manage Law Society training courses and online courses, including speaker acquisition, organisation, marketing, promotion, profitability and evaluation
  • Lead on all operational aspects, including but not limited to: delegate registration and customer journey; speaker/trainer liaison; formats and online/remote hosting of sessions
  • Manage back-end IT systems including our integrated Learning Management System (LMS), Zoom, Teams and CRM
  • Under direction of line manager, run live Trainee CPD modules, deliver marketing to new audiences, help develop the programme
  • With line manager develop our ‘essential skills’ portfolio
  • Budget responsibility for expenditure and responsibility for procurement decisions for suppliers, negotiating best rates and service contracts
  • Think and act strategically to ensure that your portfolio grows (income generation; member engagement; range of topics)
  • Work with external partners and internal colleagues to identify gaps in our offering and develop new long form blended learning courses
  • To actively market the programme, create compelling innovative copy and content and deliver across digital channels including social media, websites and HTML marketing tool as well as traditional channels such as Legal Publications and other professional bodies where appropriate.
  • Coordinate services including venue, catering, AV, design & print of all materials, travel and accommodation
  • Ensure on-the-day training runs smoothly, offering IT support and systems management
  • With Projects Manager, make informed budgetary decisions for individual projects

Key Knowledge, Skills and  Experience:

  • Experience or qualification in any of the following areas: Event Management, Marketing or Business Studies, Project Management
  • High level of organisational, planning and marketing skills
  • Ability to lead on standards/process implementation
  • Commercial awareness

What we offer our employees?

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to support our colleague’s professional and personal needs. Some of these include:

  • A hybrid working environment.
  • Flexible working, to allow you to work around your lifestyle and commitments.
  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • A competitive pension provision scheme
  • Excellent family friendly benefits
  • Learning and Development opportunities to enhance your skills or through programmes leading to professional or academic qualification.
  • Private medical insurance
  • Various health and wellbeing benefits such as confidential counselling services, bike to work scheme, eyecare, and offers on well-known brands through our lifestyle savings offerings.

The Law Society of Scotland is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. We hold an Investors in Diversity Award in recognition of our commitment to advance fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement within our organisation and the Scottish legal sector. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity page. 

We are always on the look for new talent to join our incredible workforce. If you are looking for a new opportunity within the society, we would love to hear from you!

You can find out more information about the law society and this role on our website. If this opportunity sounds like the one for you, click Apply now.

This vacancy will close at 11:30am on Tuesday 23rd July.

We do not provide feedback to applicants who are not selected for interviews.