Executive Officer (British and Irish Legal Information Institute)
London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)

Job reference: 01464

Location: London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)

Closing date: 22/09/2019

Salary: £31,401 pro rata per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) - non academic

Hours per week: 14 hours per week (2 days)

The British and Irish Legal Information Institute is seeking an Executive Officer (part-time) to contribute to the development of the BAILII legal database, which provides free access to legal information. 


The British and Irish Legal Information Institute (http://www.bailii.org) is a charity promoting access to justice and the rule of law through free access to legal information. BAILII operates an interactive database of full-text primary legal materials available without charge on the Internet. The database is a major tool for legal research and contributes to public understanding of the law. The continued availability and development of the service is of major importance to the practice and teaching of law. BAILII is based at and works with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, part of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.


The Role


BAILII is seeking an Executive Officer to support its Executive Director in the operation and development of its legal databases. The Executive Officer will work on the processing and maintenance of content, help to maintain the BAILII website, and work on improving the charity's social media presence. The Executive Officer will also contribute to fundraising activities, new strategic projects and the development of the BAILII database. BAILII is operated by a small team, so the successful candidate can expect to be involved with almost every aspect of day-to-day operations. 


This is a part-time post 14 hours per week (0.4 FTE), fixed term for 18 months, with the possibility of extension to both hours and length of contract (dependent on charitable fundraising). The successful candidate will be employed by the University of London, working wholly for BAILII.

For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below.

Further information

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please submit an application and CV (by clicking on Apply Now’ at the bottom of this page, before the closing date at midnight on Sunday 22nd September 2019.

Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.


Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

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