Working with us

CILEx Law School is a distance-learning law school specialising in flexible legal training for the last 35 years. We are wholly owned by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Current vacancies

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We have an internal and external team which is dedicated to providing excellent course delivery and great customer care. If you share this ethos, we would like to hear from you.

  • Pathway Specialist – Family Law (Part Time)
  • FTE £29,750 – £33,660
  • Remote working

Our Role

At CILEx, our purpose is to enable people to follow their dream of becoming a legal professional regardless of the barriers that society and the traditional educational system puts before them.

We are looking to recruit Pathway Specialists to teach, mentor and support our students on a specialist legal pathway across CILEx Law School (CLS) Programmes. As a member of our friendly and supportive Law School team, you will be delivering online group teaching sessions in your designated areas of specialism, checking and supporting students’ formative work and preparing them for their final assessments.

You will be based at home, with the requirement to attend occasional meetings. A driver’s licence valid in the UK, vehicle and reliable internet connection are essential.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for enthusiastic and inspirational individuals who share our passion for helping students achieve. Our Pathway Specialists play a key role in our students’ journey, helping them develop the skills they need to succeed in a career in law. You will therefore have significant experience in practice; prior teaching experience is preferable, but we will consider those without a formal teaching background who can demonstrate an aptitude for the role.  You will need to be proactive, a great motivator and an effective decision maker.

Your role will require you to:

  • Help students identify their development needs
  • Deliver engaging online teaching sessions with an emphasis on the development of practical skills
  • Provide constructive feedback on formative work and support students in their preparation for a range of final assessments, including traditional exams, interviews and portfolio assessment
  • Keep track of your students’ progress, helping them set and maintain targets
  • Understand barriers to progression and help support students to overcome these
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of CILEx Law School teaching and resources

Who we are

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional and representative association for Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, and other legal practitioners and paralegals.  CILEx Law School is the legal training arm of CILEx. With over 35 years’ experience in distance learning, and a leading role in the delivery of legal apprenticeships since their introduction, we pride ourselves in delivering high quality, flexible and accessible training for the legal sector.

What we can offer

  • Remote Working (with an expectation to attend meetings where required following social distancing guidelines)
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • A Health & Wellbeing focus
  • Access to our training and development Learning Hub

How to Apply

To find out more information about the role, please download the Job description. 

To apply, please download The following and send completed along with a cover letter to jobs@cilex.org.uk.

Application Closing date: 11 November 2020

Interview date: 19 November 2020

No agencies

  • Pathway Specialist – Property (Full time)
  • £29,750 – £33,660
  • Remote working

Our Role

At CILEx, our purpose is to enable people to follow their dream of becoming a legal professional regardless of the barriers that society and the traditional educational system puts before them.

We are looking to recruit Pathway Specialists to teach, mentor and support our students on a specialist legal pathway across CILEx Law School (CLS) Programmes. As a member of our friendly and supportive Law School team, you will be delivering online group teaching sessions in your designated areas of specialism, checking and supporting students’ formative work and preparing them for their final assessments.

You will be based at home, with the requirement to attend occasional meetings. A driver’s licence valid in the UK, vehicle and reliable internet connection are essential.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for enthusiastic and inspirational individuals who share our passion for helping students achieve. Our Pathway Specialists play a key role in our students’ journey, helping them develop the skills they need to succeed in a career in law. You will therefore have significant experience in practice; prior teaching experience is preferable, but we will consider those without a formal teaching background who can demonstrate an aptitude for the role.  You will need to be proactive, a great motivator and an effective decision maker.

Your role will require you to:

  • Help students identify their development needs
  • Deliver engaging online teaching sessions with an emphasis on the development of practical skills
  • Provide constructive feedback on formative work and support students in their preparation for a range of final assessments, including traditional exams, interviews and portfolio assessment
  • Keep track of your students’ progress, helping them set and maintain targets
  • Understand barriers to progression and help support students to overcome these
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of CILEx Law School teaching and resources

Who we are

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional and representative association for Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, and other legal practitioners and paralegals.  CILEx Law School is the legal training arm of CILEx. With over 35 years’ experience in distance learning, and a leading role in the delivery of legal apprenticeships since their introduction, we pride ourselves in delivering high quality, flexible and accessible training for the legal sector.

What we can offer

  • Remote Working (with an expectation to attend meetings where required following social distancing guidelines)
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • A Health & Wellbeing focus
  • Access to our training and development Learning Hub

How to Apply

To find out more information about the role, please download the Job description. 

To apply, please download The following and send completed along with a cover letter to jobs@cilex.org.uk.

Application Closing date: 11 November 2020

Interview date: 19 November 2020

No agencies

CILEx Law School (CLS) often has opportunities for freelance tutors for our CILEx subjects as well as out customised training courses. The role involves marking and providing feedback on students’ assignments electronically. Senior tutors can also become involved in writing and updating the materials we use to deliver courses to our students. Those with lecturing experience may be interested in our series of face-to-face revision days and online webinar tutoring.

As a tutor, it is essential that you have the following:

  • A law qualification to degree level, which includes Graduate Membership of CILEx
  • Experience of marking
  • Up-to-date legal knowledge of the law subjects that you mark
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Computer literacy

A teaching qualification in further or higher education is desirable, although applicants without such a qualification but with teaching and/or training experience will still be considered. We would particularly welcome applications from current legal practitioners with some teaching or training experience.

We agree a workload to suit the circumstances of individual tutors so that this role can be performed around other work and/or domestic commitments.

You will be provided with all relevant course materials and tutor mark schemes. You will also receive a copy of the CILEx Journal. Our Academic Team will also provide you with ongoing support.

These programmes are similar to the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration but do not require workplace visits.

Vacancies

Level 3

  • No current vacancies available.

Level 6

  • Unit 16 Practice of Company and Partnership Law

For the above vacancy, please send your CV and application form to Richard Brant at richard.brant@cilexlawschool.ac.uk

CILEx Law School frequently offers opportunities for freelance authors to write new texts or update and review existing texts, as our course manuals and study materials are revised annually.

CILEx Law School’s manuals and revision materials cover a wide range of academic and legal practice subjects, such as Criminal Law, Criminal Litigation, Family Law, Family Practice, Employment Law and Employment Practice.

Authors must have experience of academic writing. Teaching experience is also an advantage, and authors of practice manuals should have experience of legal practice.

Our authors are provided with detailed author’s guidelines, support and guidance from CILEx Law School’s editorial team. Samples of the layout of our manuals are available here. We also offer our authors access to the LexisNexis legal resource database and a copy of the CILEx Journal. There are networking opportunities with fellow tutors and authors at occasional CILEx Law School workshops.

If you are interested, please complete the application form below and send it by email to Edward Stone, together with a covering letter indicating which area(s) of law and/or legal practice you would be able to cover.

Vacancies

  • Company and Partnership Practice

NB The above vacancies relate to the law of England and Wales only.

Edward Stone
Telephone: 01234 844315
Email: edward.stone@cilexlawschool.ac.uk

Employee benefits

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) provides a great working environment as well as excellent conditions of employment:

  1. Pension Scheme: you will be contractually enrolled in the employers Group Personal Pension Scheme from the date you join the organisation.
  2. Employee Assistance Programme: following completion of three months service the Company will pay your subscription to the Employee Assistance Programme which provides a cost contribution towards some routine health treatments. We now offer access to EAP for staff members who join CILEx.
  3. Annual Leave: generous annual leave entitlement, additionally you will be allowed leave on Public and Bank holidays. Annual leave and Public/Bank holidays are calculated on a pro rata basis for part-time staff.
  4. Life Assurance: you will become a member of the Company’s Group Life Assurance Scheme after completion of three-month service.
  5. Health & Wellbeing: as part of our wellbeing calendar we are introducing activities in the work place such as Mindfulness Sessions as an introduction to a better way of living. We also have a new free fruit initiative, whereby we offer fresh fruit to all staff on Tuesdays as well as free massages for staff. (Massage dates vary)
  6. Social Club: organises group activities throughout the year.
  7. Training and Development: the Organisation welcomes opportunities to develop its staff in line with Company policy.
  8. Car Leasing: we offer staff the ability to lease a new car at a discounted cost via the Affinity Car Scheme.
  9. Gym: we offer gym membership discounts via Pure Gym and My Gym discounts.

Working for CILEx

We believe we have a great team here, committed to looking after the interests of our members. We are continually looking to add to that team – and who knows it could be you!