SQE2 Subject Head (Criminal Litigation)
We are looking for a Qualified Solicitor SQE2 Subject Head in Criminal Litigation to join our team
This is a challenging and varied role. It offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the academic team responsible for delivering a major new licensing examination. You’ll help us to deliver world-leading assessments by developing questions in Criminal Litigation for the SQE2 oral and written assessments. You will join an existing academic team comprising the Academic Director, Academic Heads SQE1 and SQE2 and Subject Heads SQE1 and SQE2 in various disciplines to contribute to the content and quality of the final SQE assessments.
This is a Home-based role, with some time spent in London and other assessment venues.
This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified solicitor who is looking to expand their skills and build their career with an industry leader.
A detailed job description can be viewed here.
Professionally qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales
Up to date knowledge of law and legal practice in Criminal Litigation
The ability to use legal research databases proficiently
The ability to think originally and analytically
The ability to coordinate and develop a team of highly qualified and experienced
solicitor freelance writers and assessors in Criminal Litigation
The ability to respond positively under pressure to assessment editing and production
The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external
stakeholders, including building strong and productive relationship with freelance question writers and assessors
Strong presentation skills
The ability to operate within a team and to work efficiently and sensitively with both fellow academic and academic resources staff
Strong administrative skills including organisational, time and document management skills and attention to detail
Willingness to be flexible and work within the business required hours
Experience of writing, marking and editing QLTS or other professional legal assessments
Knowledge or a willingness to develop a knowledge of assessment methodology for
high stakes credentialing assessments
Experience of teaching and/or examining law
Experience of working in a professional environment with a variety of stakeholders
Experience of leading and coordinating teams
Dedication to continuous improvement
Proven ability of working in a demanding and changing environment
What we do
Kaplan is a provider of world-leading professional assessments. In 2018, we were appointed as the independent assessment organisation for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), which we then launched in 2021. This exam is now the sole route to qualifying as a Solicitor of England and Wales and will ultimately be taken by upwards of 13,000 candidates per year.
We are part of the Kaplan group, one of the world’s largest and most diverse education and assessment providers. We operate in over 30 countries and maintain relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges and universities, professional bodies and over 10,000 businesses. Our vast breadth and scope in terms of both capabilities and assets sets us apart.
What we believe in
Kaplan is a global organisation whose mission is rooted in providing equal access to education and opportunities for advancement to people of all backgrounds. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion - of culture, experiences, perspectives - are paramount to creating success and opportunity in an ever-changing world. As an educator, partner and employer, Kaplan is committed to promoting an equitable world in which diverse talent can develop, advance and thrive.
This includes making sure people with disabilities are given the opportunity to bring their best. So, if you require any adjustments, or additional support within the recruitment process, please contact us directly and we’ll do our best to help.
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We live, breathe and celebrate our values - they drive what we believe in, how we behave and guide us in creating a culture of success.
Act with integrity
Empower and support
Drive results together
What we offer
As well as a competitive salary, transparent pay structures, hybrid/home working where possible, and paths for career progression, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
28 days annual leave + option to purchase more
Season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
Big discounts on Kaplan courses for you and your family
Private medical, income protection, and life insurance
24/7 confidential helpline providing counselling and other support services
Company pension contributions
Maternity, Adoption, Shared Parental and Paternity/Partner pay which is well above statutory levels
How to apply
Please apply with CV and cover letter; detailing how you meet the requirements set out in the job description.
Please note, the vacancy will be closed when we have received a suitable volume of applications. We would encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity.