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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£42,792 - £49,553 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.


Applications for this opportunity will only be accepted from staff currently employed by GCU

This is a full time/fixed term opportunity until July 2022

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 70 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2021).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.  Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

In partnership with Glasgow City Council (GCC), The Advanced Higher Hub was established as part of the GCU Outreach team in 2013 to complement and supplement the provision of Advanced Highers. The Hub is jointly funded by the SFC and GCC.

In 2021-22, the Hub will further extend its reach in a pilot project to deliver Advanced Highers in a blended learning model with Dumfries and Galloway Council. We are therefore looking to appoint an Academic Progression and Blended Learning Manager on a fixed term basis until end July 2022 to work with the Head of GCU Outreach and the Pastoral and Administration Manager.

The postholder will lead the day-to-day operational management of the Advanced Higher Hub, with oversight of curricula development, coordination of SQA policy and practice, development of blended learning and teaching pedagogy, and academic progression and transition of Hub pupils. The Academic Progression and Blended Learning Manager will work closely with the Administration and Pastoral Care Manager and the Head of GCU Outreach to ensure delivery of all elements of academic programmes, and Hub policy and practice.

About You

The successful applicant will be degree educated and have a relevant Post-Graduate qualification in an education related field. Experience of project management and a sound understanding of the widening participation agenda in HE is essential. Experience of training academic staff/teachers on blended learning pedagogy and practice are key requirements for the role alongside experience of working with pupils or students in a transition support project.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Hub team in 21-22, as we continue to develop our blended learning model to deliver Advanced Highers to Glasgow and Dumfries and Galloway.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.


The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant. 

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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