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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.


The City Community Legal Advice Centre (CityCLAC)  is part of LawIRL,, which was launched in September 2023 to provide opportunities for City Law School students to experience the law beyond the classroom ‘In Real Life.’ Our mission is to widen access to justice and to the legal profession.

City, University of London was ranked among the top three universities in the UK for social mobility. Through LawIRL we aim to improve law graduate outcomes.

The CityCLAC advises on areas of social welfare law and small business. The service won Best New Pro Bono Activity at the LawWorks Attorney General’s awards 2023.


The role holder will provide day to day supervision within CityCLAC, running cases within their specialism and providing general skills supervision. This will include; deputising for CityCLAC Director when required, supervising student advisers, providing detailed feedback, facilitating reflection, and delivering training.

The role-holder will be responsible for developing a new module, allowing students to obtain academic credit for their work with CityCLAC, or one of our partner non-profit organisations. The role may present an opportunity to set up a new clinic or compliment an existing service.

Person Specification

You will be a qualified lawyer with significant relevant legal practice experience, in line with our stated aims.

City, University of London is proud that over 60% of our students are from black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds. We therefore want to encourage applicants who reflect our diverse student population.

This is an exciting time for CityCLAC as we are entering a period of expansion and are interested in hearing from candidates who want to be a part of our future.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 27th july 2023 at 11:59pm

Interviews are schedule for W/C 14th August 2023. The shortlisted candidates will be asked to pitch their idea for development to the interview panel.

Where hybrid working can be accommodated, specific arrangements will be agreed with the successful candidate before their start date. Regardless of where colleagues are working, City, University of London’s premises will be their primary and contractual place of work.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

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