Outreach Development Officer

The Law Society of Scotland
Contract Type
Practice Area
0-2 yrs
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Education, Training and Qualifications team for an Outreach Development Officer - Temporary (up to 12 months), £ 28,450pa

Job Description

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 (rising to 30 after 5 years’ service) Days Holiday 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 on our website by clicking apply now. Please note that only applications submitted in the correct format will be considered.

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

All interviews will be via video conference.

No CVs or Agencies please.