Student Assistant

£21,255 - £21,255

Job Description

School of Law

Student Mooting Officer

The Student Mooting Officer will work alongside the Mooting Co-Ordinator, the Student Law Society Mooting Officer and others on the Mooting Team in helping to run the mooting programme during the academic year and in contributing to the future development of this programme.

The post will require a commitment of a total of 100 hours over the current academic year for which the post holder will receive a payment of £10.90 per hour.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to Dr David Capper ( by 5pm Friday 29th September 2023.  This should include a passage demonstrating how the candidate meets the essential criteria for the post listed above.  Online interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates during week commencing 2nd October 2023.


Background to the Programme

The QUB School of Law Mooting Programme involves undergraduate and postgraduate law students in the exercise of arguing disputed points of law against an opposing counsel and before a judge. It is perhaps the closest experience that a student can have whilst at university to appearing in court.  Mooting involves a number of skills, including legal research, the drafting of written arguments, and oral presentation.  In recent years, teams from the School have performed with distinction in external mooting competitions, and we also have a raft of competitive and training activities within the School.  Our overall aims are to develop students’ skills in legal research and legal argument and to maintain and build up the reputation of the School in mooting skills.


Essential Criteria

  1. The post-holder must be a registered student of Queen’s University Belfast, and either have a law degree or be studying for a law degree.  

  2. Strong organisational skills and the ability to work independently and to deadlines.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop good working relations with colleagues, members of professional bodies and other universities



  1. To assist in the organisation of training and support sessions for student participants on the programme.

  2. To assist in co-ordinating the development of internal and external events associated with the programme.

  3. To assist in managing the administration of the programme in conjunction with the Mooting Co-ordinator.

  4. To manage the programme’s online presence, including social media.

  5. To liaise with the Research Advocates in publicising mooting activities.

  6. To assist in the development of other advocacy related activities such as mock trials. 






The Queen’s University Widening Participation Unit (WPU) require Maths Mentors to provide support for a GCSE Maths attainment programme for local GCSE students. Full training for the role will be provided. Please note that the hours of the role will be dependent on school availability and timetables. Candidates should be available for approximatey 3 hours every week, on either likely a Wednesday or a Thursday morning from 9am. Exact schedule will be confirmed following appointment. 

Posts are available from January 2024 to June 2024 in the first instance, with the possibility of extension into academic year 2024/2025, subject to a continuing right to work in the UK, active registration on QWork, re-registration with the University in September 2024 and being a registered student of the University for the full duration of the post.     

Working fixed hours, up to a maximum of fifteen hours per week during term-time based on the study level (UG/PGT/PGR) of the candidate appointed.   

Maths Mentors support the work of the Widening Participation Unit in the delivery of this attainment raising programme by:   

  • Engaging with GCSE students (referred to hereafter as programme participants) involved in WPU Maths attainment programme.    

  • Supporting the learning of Maths GCSE students through co-operative learning models in the classroom (training will be provided for the purposes of this duty);    

  • Acting as a ‘role model and ambassador’ for Higher Education to programme participants providing potential students with an enthusiastic insight into life at Queen’s;   

  • Providing assistance to Widening Participation staff members through facilitating small group discussions and activities on subjects relevant to programme participants;   

  • Assisting in motivating and encouraging programme participants to engage fully in all aspects of the delivered programme;   

  • Having knowledge of the Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Groups Act (training also to be provided by Widening Participation in line with QUB code of practice and good conduct policies);  

  • Carrying out any other duties which are appropriate to the post as may be reasonably requested by the supervisor   

The requirements of these posts are that applicants must be currently registered and attending a course at Queen's University, Belfast. Students applying for this post MUST be able to evidence in writing how they meet the essential and desirable criteria outlined below.  Students who DO NOT provide evidence will not be shortlisted and the application will not be considered.  


Attained a C or above in A-Level in Maths. 


Essential Criteria:   

  • Registered students (undergraduate and postgraduate) at Queen’s University Belfast for academic year 2023– 2024; 

  • All students for whom English is not their first language must have achieved a minimum pass mark of 7.0 in the writing and speaking band of IELTS (International English Language Test Score) or equivalent. (Please note a copy of your IELTS results will be requested by email to your QUB email address following submission of your application); 

  • An understanding of the issues and barriers pupils from Widening Participation backgrounds face when considering or applying to Higher Education;   

  • Experience of working within a team;  

  • Experience of working with young people; 

  • Attained a C or above in A-Level in Maths. 

Desirable Criteria:   

  • Experience of working effectively in a supportive capacity with young people through engagement as a volunteer or as member of a social organisation;    

  • Experience in facilitating small group discussion;   

  • Knowledge of the Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Groups Act and experience of applying that knowledge.   

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The post will be to support with the administrative activities of the Register of Support Providers at Queen's located in One Elmwood.

The main focus of the post will be to support with matching disabled students with suitable Support Providers according to their background / experience / availability.

The post holder may also be required to support with other relevant duties such as answering the telephone / taking messages, responding to customer queries received through one of the project’s shared email accounts, liaising with funders etc.




The candidate will ideally have experience of:

  • Microsoft Office

  • Excel spreadsheets

  • Databases / information management systems

  • Dealing with confidential sensitive / personal data

  • QSIS