Development and Training Lead
TO: Head of Professional Development
of the role
to the Head of Professional Development, the postholder would have Team Leader
responsibility within the CPD Delivery team and support the Head of Department
in the development and expansion of the Society’s CPD and training programme
for solicitors working in private practice, the public sector, in-house and in
the charitable and voluntary sector as well as training for other legal
duties of the post include:
Provide day-to-day leadership in the delivery of the Society’s current CPD
Support the Head of Professional Development in the formulation of a new, commercially
focused, CPD offering for existing and prospective members;
Support the organisation and delivery of the Society’s flagship CPD
Design a suite of accredited/certified training programmes targeting solicitors
and other legal professionals;
Create bite-size digital and online learning offerings to complement the
Society’s current CPD programme;
Create tailored and targeted CPD packages to enhance member value;
Lead in the co-ordination, delivery and monitoring of the Society’s Mentoring
Support the Head of Professional Development to enhance the Society’s CPD
Learning Management System (LMS) and digital delivery platform;
Undertaking any other reasonable duties deemed necessary for successful
delivery of the Law Society’s objectives.
A University degree.
Three plus years post-qualification experience gained working as a solicitor in
Northern Ireland or a minimum three years’ experience in a people
development role, with a focus on identifying learning needs, creating, and
implementing bespoke and innovative training interventions (to include digital
or technology enhanced learning) and evaluating learning outcomes.
A proven ability to build relationships with key stakeholders and clients –
ideally in the context of a member organisation and/or professional sector such
as law, accountancy or other professional services.
Knowledge of the legal services sector in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Experience of leading a team.
Terms of appointment
This is a
full time, permanent position. Alternative working patterns, including
job share will be considered.
position will be based at Law Society House, Victoria Street, Belfast. Some
provision for homeworking is possible.
Salary scale for the post is £38,778 – £42,635 per annum, dependent on
A contributory pension scheme, to which the employer contributes at a rate of
10% of the salary.
Private health insurance.
Death in Service at four times gross salary.
Income protection in the event of long-term illness.
Salary sacrifice schemes, including Childcare vouchers, Tech Scheme and Cycle
to Work Scheme.
Affinity scheme with local car dealership.
successful applicant will undergo a probationary period of 6 months.
addition to the normal public and bank holidays, a leave entitlement of 22 days
per annum which increases to 25 days per annum after 5 years’ continuous
Society is an Equal Opportunities employer.
are indicative and subject to change.
forms must be completed in full and submitted by 5pm, Monday 10th
October 2022. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
are to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
applications are preferred however postal applications are accepted to:
Dowds, HR Manager
Society of Northern Ireland
shortlisting exercise will take place Monday 17th October 2022.
will take place week commencing Monday 31st October 2022.
interview stage will include a presentation and competency-based questions.
Both the presentation topic and competency framework will be provided to
candidates in advance.