Head of Law   

Reference number: JR231283

Location: Remote with travel to Leeds office required

Working pattern: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Number of roles: 1

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum depending on experience.


We are looking for a Head of Law to join our team. 


This dynamic, enthusiastic individual will line manage a team of Programme Managers and Programme Co-ordinators and take overall responsibility for the maintenance and enhancement of academic standards, the currency of the curriculum and the quality of the student experience. In this exciting and challenging role, the Head of Department will use their own subject knowledge and experience as well as feedback from students, tutors and examiners to drive forward the development of the programmes within their department considering pedagogical approaches appropriate for online delivery.


This is an excellent opportunity for a Law Tutor or Programme Manager, who is looking to expand their skills and build their career with an industry leader. 


A detailed job description can be viewed here 


What you’ll bring to the role 

• A PhD in Law or a relevant subject or a Masters level qualification in a relevant subject and extensive senior level experience in a relevant sector.

• Experience of teaching in Higher Education.

• The ability to lead and manage a team.

• Excellent communication and IT skills.

• The ability to prioritise and co-ordinate own workload and work to set deadlines.

• Willingness to take on additional projects as and when required.



What we do 

Kaplan Open Learning is one of the world’s largest and most experienced providers of online degree education. We currently work with two UK partner Universities to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Our students complete their studies through online learning using our interactive virtual classroom with rich multi-media resources which provide a gateway to a learning community supported by a dedicated academic and professional services team.  


Our mission is to continue to transform students’ lives and careers by delivering and expanding our suite of innovative, industry led and career enhancing higher education programmes. 



What we offer 

As well as a competitive salary, hybrid/home working where possible, and paths for career progression, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: 


  • 28 days annual leave* 

  • Big discounts on Kaplan courses for you and your family 

  • 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 

  • Medicash Health Cash Plan 


*Please note that the annual leave entitlement will be calculated on a pro rata basis if the role is part time. 



How to apply 


To apply for this role please submit a CV along with a Cover Letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role no later than 30th September 2023. Note, we recommend that you apply at the earliest as we reserve the right to close the role before the closing date if we have gathered a suitable shortlist.  

Additional Application Information 


As part of our commitment to safeguarding, depending on the nature of the role, successful candidates may be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. Applicants working outside the UK may be required to produce a police check from the relevant country. 


Application Support 

If you require support completing your application or wish to talk to someone about the role before applying, please complete the following form. 

Disability Confident Scheme and Reasonable Adjustments 

At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.  

Following the submission of an application, applicants will receive details of how to request their application be considered under our Disability Confident Scheme. Applicants will also be given information on how to request reasonable adjustments if selected for interview. 


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