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Head of Pro Bono

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The Role

The University of Law (ULaw) is one of the UK’s longest-established specialist providers of legal education. With an alumni network in excess of 71,000, we’ve trained more practising lawyers in the UK than anyone else.

As our student numbers increase and we continue to diversify our programmes and portfolio, we are looking for a Head of Pro Bono (0.8FTE) to lead the geographically spread team.

The role will involve contribution to the strategic direction, ensuring compliance with regulations, as we as managing and motivating the campus based Pro Bono Co-ordinators. Although there may be opportunities to engage with stakeholders participating in or supporting a range of schemes, the role is non-student facing; the focus is on developing the optimal Pro Bono provision for colleagues to deliver.


On top of a competitive salary, we provide a generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days, and there’s a rewards package that includes:

  • Private Medical Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Contributory Pension Scheme

At The University of Law, you will work alongside other like-minded professionals who champion advancement, while having opportunities to develop in an environment where originality and innovation is rewarded

We are looking for an individual with excellent people management skills and experience of providing a high standard of client care. In addition to Qualification as a solicitor and eligibility to practice as such.

As our Head of Pro Bono, your duties will include:

  • Develop, along with senior members of the Employability Service, a plan for Pro Bono provision to ensure world class opportunities for students and to oversee the implementation and delivery of this plan across the many campuses of the University
  • Manage and motivate qualified professionals across these multiple ULaw campuses effectively and efficiently
  • Put in place procedures to ensure the service is operating in accordance with the regulatory framework appropriate for pro bono provision and ensure that these procedures are followed, appropriately by all staff

We are looking for people who are/have:

  • Experience of working in a university/college environment and developing and delivering an effective pro bono programme
  • Knowledge of Higher Education and key features from an employability perspective, including TEF, Graduate Outcomes and Access and Participation
  • Demonstrative commitment to the provision of pro bono work in general and clinical legal education in particular
  • Professional, friendly and egalitarian approach to all colleagues and students regardless of background or level of ability

For an informal discussion about the role please contact [email protected]

Our Approach

Diversity, Inclusion and Flexible Working:

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is reflective of our diverse student population, striving to increase the representation of age, disability, gender identity and expression, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background of our employees.

We’re also committed to providing adjustments to those who may require support with the recruitment process – please contact the ULaw Talent Acquisition Team via [email protected].

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