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Legal Content Writer/Editor, Children’s Legal Centre 195 views

Job Number

AC02350

Advertising Department

Law and Criminology

Contract Type

Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date

30-10-2017

Salary

£21.90 per hour, pro rata to 39,992 per annum.

This is a nil hours contract. Maximum of 270 hours for the period of employment. Fixed term until 28 February 2017.

APM Grade 9.

Main Purpose of the Post

Reporting to the College Lead on Innovation and Engagement, and working with a small team of academic and professional staff and student volunteers, the post holder will develop legal information in accessible formats for children and young people to access on the website of the Children’s Legal Centre. The Children’s Legal Centre will be a Wales-wide, bilingual service providing information and access to legal advice and information for children and young people, and advocating for reform in law, policy and practice. The Centre’s website is in development and will be an interactive platform to enable children and young people to find out about the law applicable in Wales, how it affects them and how they can access legal help.

Main Duties

1. To present in permanent form accurate legal information about the law applicable in Wales.

2. To ensure that information is presented in ways that are accessible to children and young people.

3. To support and supervise student volunteers to develop information in up to 10 selected areas of obvious relevance to children and young people, for example: at home, in the street, in education, at the doctors, in shops, at play, in employment, in relationships, in trouble, moving around and going places.

4. To edit legal information written by student volunteers, ensuring accuracy and consistency.

5. To ensure accuracy of all legal content.

6. To engage with academic staff in Law to seek help with the project.

7. To assist in consultation with children and young people on draft website content and presentation.

8. To develop professional networks for consultation to assist with the development of the web content.

9. To revise and finalise initial content considering consultation responses.

10.To assist in the development of a sustainable plan to maintain high quality, relevant and accessible legal content for the Children’s Legal Centre website.

11.To fully engage with the University’s Performance Enabling and Welsh language policies

12.To promote equality and diversity in working practices and to maintain positive working relationships.

13.To conduct the job role and all activities in accordance with safety, health and sustainability policies and management systems, in order to reduce risks and impacts arising from the work activity.

14.To ensure that risk management is an integral part of any decision-making process, by ensuring compliance with the University’s Risk Management Policy.

15.Any other duties as directed by your line manager.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Values

1. Demonstrable evidence of creating a culture that delivers successful outcomes through people, developing and challenging teams to succeed and take pride in delivering professional services and solutions.

2. Ability to enable teams to work together and across functions to deliver successful outcomes that exceed the needs and expectations of customers, and in creating environments that demonstrate equality, foster trust, respect and challenge.

3. Demonstrable experience of creating environments that identify, understand and give priority to delivering the needs of the customer, and in motivating and inspiring teams to provide the highest standards of personalised care.

Qualifications

1. Legal professional qualification in England and Wales: barrister, solicitor, legal executive

Experience

1. Over 2 years post-qualifying practice as a barrister, solicitor or legal executive in Wales.

2. Experience of successfully communicating legal information to a lay audience.

Knowledge and Skills

1. Knowledge of law applicable in Wales and how to research it efficiently.

2. Knowledge of issues affecting access to justice for children and young people in Wales.

3. Excellent written communication skills.

4. Good oral communication skills.

Desirable Criteria

1. The ability to communicate in Welsh.

2. Experience of communicating legal information to children and young people.

3. Experience of direct engagement with children and young people as clients or in project wor.

Background

The College of Law and Criminology is undergoing an exciting period of development under its Head, Professor Elwen Evans QC, and plans to move to a new, sector-leading Law School in the Bay Campus by 2020.

The College is achieving significant and sustained growth, and has an ambitious development plan that seeks to establish Swansea as a leading centre for the application of technology in legal education and research, with the aim of driving a “LegalTech” cluster in Wales. Social media, Big Data, cloud-based computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and virtual reality all present challenges and opportunities for legal education, research and practice; the profession must evolve if it is to address these challenges and take advantage of the opportunities afforded by digital technologies.

The College’s ambition is to deliver education and research that equips students and staff with the skills and experiences necessary to understand the changing legal landscape and to confront contemporary challenges. The College also recognises that Law is an enabling discipline that underpins the Knowledge Economy, and that technologies such as artificial intelligence will transform legal practice.

Informal enquiries contact details and Further Information

Professional Services at Swansea University

Gwasanaethau Proffesiynol ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe

All Professional Services areas at Swansea University operate to a defined set of Core Values ( http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/world-class/values/professional-services-values/ ) and it is an expectation that everyone is able to demonstrate a commitment to these values from the point of application through to the day to day delivery of their roles. Commitment to our values at Swansea University supports us in promoting equality and valuing diversity to utilise all the talent that we have.

Mae holl feysydd Gwasanaethau Proffesiynol ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe yn gweithredu’n unol â set ddiffiniedig o Werthoedd Craidd ( www.swansea.ac.uk/cy/y-brifysgol/safon-fyd-eang/gwerthoedd/gwasanaethau-proffesiynol ) a disgwylir i bawb allu arddangos ymroddiad i’r gwerthoedd hyn o adeg gwneud cais am swydd i gyflawni’u rôl o ddydd i ddydd. Mae ymroddiad i’n gwerthoedd ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe yn ein cefnogi wrth hyrwyddo cydraddoldeb a gwerthfawrogi amrywiaeth i ddefnyddio’r holl ddoniau sydd gennym

Our Values are:
Ein gwerthoedd yw:
We are Professional

We take pride in applying our knowledge, skills, creativity, integrity and judgement to deliver innovative, effective, efficient services and solutions of excellent quality

Rydym yn Broffesiynol

Rydym yn ymfalchïo mewn defnyddio ein gwybodaeth, ein sgiliau, ein creadigrwydd, ein gonestrwydd a’n doethineb i ddarparu gwasanaeth arloesol, effeithiol ac effeithlon ynghyd ag atebion o safon ardderchog.

We Work Together

We take pride in working in a proactive, collaborative environment of equality, trust, respect, co-operation and challenge to deliver services that strive to exceed the needs and expectations of customers.

Rydym yn Cydweithio

Rydym yn ymfalchïo mewn amgylchedd gweithio rhagweithiol a chydweithredol o gydraddoldeb, ymddiriedaeth, parch, cydweithio a her, i ddarparu gwasanaethau sy’n ceisio rhagori ar anghenion a disgwyliadau cwsmeriaid.

We Care

We take responsibility for listening, understanding and responding flexibly to our students, colleagues, external partners and the public so that every contact they have with us is a personalised and positive experience.

Rydym yn Ofalgar

Rydym yn derbyn cyfrifoldeb am wrando ar ein myfyrwyr, ein cydweithwyr, partneriaid allanol a’r cyhoedd, eu deall ac ymateb yn hyblyg iddynt, fel bod pob cysylltiad rhyngddyn nhw a ni yn brofiad personol a chadarnhaol.

In addition this post is subject to the Leadership values, for further information please go to: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/Swansea%20University%20Leadership%20Model%202015.pdf

Notes for Applicants:
Nodiadau i Ymgeiswyr:

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Informal enquiries and Terms and Conditions of employment

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Jane Williams, Lead on Innovation and Engagement, College of Law and Criminology, at jane.m.williams@swansea.ac.uk

This is a fixed position until 28 February 2018.

Annual leave entitlement is pro rata to 31 days per annum.

The Job Description sets out the duties of this post as at the closing date. It has been graded as APM 9 against the benchmark profile for this grade.

The appointment is subject to the General Terms of Appointment for Professional Services and

Research Staff (Grades 7 to 10 inclusive): : http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/current-staff/terms-and-conditions/ .

The following link provides further information on the benefits of working in Swansea University: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/new-staff/benefits-of-working-at-swansea/

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

Mae’r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i gefnogi a hyrwyddo cydraddoldeb ac amrywiaeth yn ei holl arferion a gweithgareddau. Ein nod yw sefydlu amgylchedd cynhwysol, ac rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau o gefndiroedd amrywiol yn enwedig.

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