UK Charity Senior Tutor (Law) Jobs – African Prisons Project (APP)

Job Title:     Senior Tutor (Law)
Organisation: African
Prisons Project (APP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
and UK
Reports to: Regional
£7,000 – £9,500 per annum
About US:
The African Prisons
Project is an international non-profit organization that works to restore
dignity and hope to prisoners across Africa. APP works holistically to change
the way that criminal justice issues are addressed in the countries in which we
work and empower prisoners to drive positive change.
We work with
Prison Service leaders who wish to develop services and policies in line with
our mission and welcome our support. We pursue these changes in a two pronged
approach. Firstly, by focusing on rising stars and senior management of the
prison services, providing them with the skills needed to reform and improve
prison systems. Secondly, by providing scholarships and training to prisoners
and prisons staff pursuing legal degrees or diplomas through distance learning
programmes, to support them act as educators and legal advisers to prisoners
and to then take this knowledge of the law to the poorest communities upon
Job Summary:  The Senior Tutor (Law) will be responsible for
managing all aspects of our legal education activity in prisons focusing on our
University of London programs. The incumbent’s management responsibility may be
changed from time to time as our needs and structures evolve. Some of the management
responsibilities include leading a team of tutors & volunteers, teaching
and learning; personal academic tutoring; enhancing peer-assisted learning;
recruitment; partnership with Universities in Africa and UK; timetabling and
course construction. Some responsibilities are within country and some extend
across to the UK. 
In addition to
this management responsibility, a Senior Tutor also carries out reporting and
other administrative duties. The Senior Tutor is an important position in the
academic and administrative structure of the Charity. He/she is expected to be
sensitive to the requirements of prison, country politics and the wider public
and to present and support the charities policies and act as an ambassador at
all times. The post from time to time may also require the candidate to speak knowledgeable
about education in African prisons at various functions and events.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Senior Tutor will be responsible for delivering
the charities strategic education plans and resources in prisons. Will work at
all times within the prisons rules and our charities policies and procedures.
Identify and co-ordinate new developments, such as
those relating to the curriculum, models of delivery and partnership working,
through regular review and investigation of new opportunities. Co-ordinate
activities which support the recruitment and retention of students.
The Senior Tutor will be managing a team of tutors
who could be paid staff or volunteers and could be in one or more locations.
They will manage all HR aspects including recruitment including disciplinary
action if deemed to be appropriate – this will be in liaison with the charities
HR functions.
The incumbent will engage in appropriate committees,
working groups and other activities to maintain strong and productive external
networks. Responsible for ensuring that standards and quality of academic
delivery is maintained and developed.
The job holder will be responsible for managing the
smooth running of the selection and admissions process for the Uol programmes.
Make a major contribution to the support and assessment of students, reflecting
on the student development needs and ensuring we achieve the highest results
(pass marks).
The Senior Tutor is responsible for ensuring the
correct course and teaching materials is available for their tutors and
students – to include working with the fundraising teams to gain books from
various charities and HNW individuals.
The Senior Tutor will work closely with the Regional
Director will be responsible for administering, and monitoring the Uol budget,
and for administering the returns required by the charities finance functions –
this also includes producing reports and returns as required by the charities
fundraising managers and for the University of London.
The Senior Tutor will work closely with subject
tutors in reviewing academic progress of the students and proactively support
the tutor in finding ways to deal with any underperformance.
Significantly contribute to income generation
activities beyond core teaching, scholarship and professional activities,
including project work, short courses, lecturing and international-related
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold a good Honours
degree in law (2.1 or above).
A minimum of five years’ experience of
administrative or managerial responsibility in an academic environment
Five years’ experience with proficiency in teacher
education together with an appropriate specialism.
Broad working knowledge and understanding of
cutting-edge educational partnerships.
Excellent track record of excellence as a Senior
Track record of excellent research outputs or
equivalent engagement with knowledge development in policy or practice
Prior experience co-ordinating aspects of academic
activity including leading a team.
Past exposure and experience of working as a senior
tutor in a University of College.
Prior experience in tutoring University of London
legal training.
Past management experience.
Detailed knowledge and understanding or experience
of the requirements of teaching and research in a prison or judiciary context
Prior experience working in an NGO who supports
prisoners or who has links with the judiciary.
An outstanding and innovative teacher/lecturer with
proven academic results/pass marks achieved.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent co-ordination and organisational skills.
Skills and competencies, supported by measurable
Prior experience as a college administrator
Highly organised and flexible approach to work with
the ability to prioritise workload under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
Ability to lead and work within an environment of
multiple contributions and interests, exercising initiative and work
Confidence in own abilities and clear commitment to
excellence in education
Advanced oral and writing skills, and an ability to
present information and arguments clearly; excellent interpersonal skills; IT
skills appropriate to an office or NGO (field) environment
Significant experience in dealing with Commissioners
and an ability to work consultatively within democratic structures; sympathy
with the aims, objectives and academic values at the highest levels having a
commitment to the highest possible standards
Proven ability to take initiatives in developing
relationships, initiatives and options for action that might benefit the
charities academic aims
It is
anticipated that the successful candidate may be either:
An established legal academic who now wishes to
provide strategic thinking, management, administrative support and all-round
service to an NGO working in human rights and education
An legal administrator who has worked closely with
the judiciary and seeks a leading role in the service of a charity who aims to
achieve academic success in a prison community
Individuals with appropriate qualifications but
different kinds of career experience are encouraged to consider applying
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and covering
letter to Peter R. Tibigambwa, Country Director, African Prisons Project via
E-mail to,
Please do not apply unless you have the right qualifications and experience.
This role will be popular and we will only be reviewing applications who send
us their CV and covering letter which are no more 3 pages long. We do not need
to see certificates and references at this stage.
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