Linklaters Oxford Law Access Ambassador Scheme

THE SCHEME

Being a Linklaters Oxford Law Access Ambassador means representing the Law Faculty to the outside world, and particularly to prospective applicants. We are therefore looking for Ambassadors who reflect the diversity of the University and the Faculty itself. You could come from any type of background, but you must be passionate about raising aspirations and awareness, about supporting widening access and participation schemes, and about the Oxford Faculty of Law.

We need students who are enthusiastic about Oxford Law, but who are also highly responsible. Prospective applicants are always interested in talking to current students, so it’s really important to us that you have all the correct information about applying and studying here, and can confidently answer admissions enquiries, talk about the courses, and direct applicants to the information they need.

Linklaters Oxford Law Access Ambassadors will hold the position from June 2021 to May 2022.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS

to act appropriately as a representative the University, providing clear and objective information in a professional manner

  • to work as part of the Faculty Outreach Team, carrying out designated tasks, from managing groups of young people to participating in mock tutorials, as required by the Outreach Officer and Pathways Coordinator
  • to follow Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, and Child Safeguarding procedures (and to attend the compulsory training on these)
  • to be reliable and punctual
  • during the Covid 19 outbreak, your role will involve online Zoom meetings / webinars, therefore a strong reliable internet service will be required.

All Ambassadors will be required to carry out AT LEAST ONE visit (can be virtual) to a UK state school and to work a full shift on AT LEAST ONE Faculty Open Day (usually a 3 day event). Those who do not volunteer for any events within a cycle will be removed from the programme. As the Faculty increases its Outreach offering, Ambassadors may be required for other roles. The current list of activities is as follows:

  • University Open Days
  • Faculty Open Days
  • School visits (outbound and inbound)
  • Higher Education fairs, Regional Conferences, etc.
  • The Pathways To Law programme (P2L)
  • Access Summer Schools – UniQ, ExpLaw

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Currently studying for an undergraduate Law degree at the University of Oxford
  • Confident verbal communicator, with the ability to enthuse and engage a range of audiences
  • Well-organised, reliable, punctual, friendly, professional and approachable
  • Capable of working effectively as part of a team and adhering to all Faculty protocols and safety guidelines

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • Currently in first year. Applicants in second year (or third year if on course II) will also be considered, but should consider how they will balance their workload as a finalist with ambassadorial responsibilities.
  • Proven interest in widening access and participation work
  • Experience of working with young people aged 11 – 17
  • Experience an ambassadorial role for the University elsewhere, such as a College Open Day or for Target Schools

Please also tell us if you are a former participant of the UNIQ/ExpLaw summer schools or the Pathways to Law programme, although this is by no means essential to becoming an Ambassador.

EMPLOYMENT

Ambassadors will be paid for hours worked on Faculty Open Days at a rate of £9.00/hr (plus 12.07% in lieu of holiday pay = £10.08/hr). This will be facilitated through the University of Oxford payroll. Please note you may be charged National Insurance or tax on your pay. We are currently unable to pay Ambassadors for work on other projects, but will reimburse travel expenses and any subsistence costs.

Please note that employment is subject to both an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and receipt of satisfactory references from your tutors. We will also need to see your ‘right to work’ documentation (e.g. passport, plus visa if applicable). If you already have a DBS certificate you will need to supply it in for inspection.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend group selection sessions and interviews, and subsequent training sessions. Employment will be subject to attendance on all compulsory training.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete the application form here:  https://forms.office.com/r/XqeffBUQgR

If you have any questions, please contact Emma White, Emma.white2@law.ox.ac.uk

Applications should be submitted by 23:59, Sunday 2nd May 2021.

Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews are anticipated to be held in 3rd wk TT.

Training is anticipated to be held on the 5th wk TT

It is University policy that all staff are afforded equal opportunities within employment. Entry into employment with the University and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, racial group, school or home background, age or disability. Following your application you may be required to fill in an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. This will not affect your application. All data supplied by applicants will be used only for the purposes of determining their suitability for the post, and will be held in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the University's Data Protection Policy.

This Scheme has been made possible by a generous donation from Linklaters LLP.