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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£24,285 - £27,131 per year pro rata
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Part Time
21 hours per week
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Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we’re Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

We have an opportunity to work in a supportive and interesting environment within the Careers Service at Glasgow Caledonian University. The Careers Service is part of the Directorate of Student Life and works in many ways to support all GCU students and graduates in relation to careers. We provide careers advice, education, information and guidance, along with a programme of employer events and a bespoke vacancy system. The service is also responsible for the Common Good Award and the Work Experience Hub.  The university is seeking to appoint a part-time (0.6FTE) Administrative Assistant to join our Careers Service.

Reporting to the Head of Careers Service, the post holder will work in partnership with our existing 0.4FTE Administrative Assistant to provide efficient and effective administrative support to the Careers team, as well as information to students, potential students, staff and others on all aspects of the service.

We are looking for someone who has a proven ability to provide effective administration support with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills who is proficient the use of Microsoft Office and database packages, particularly Finance systems such as PECOS. The post holder will need to be flexible and able to prioritise tasks within their workload to achieve objectives. A problem solver with good communication skills with expertise in minute writing and using social media.

Educated to HNC level or equivalent, the successful candidate will have experience in the provision of administrative support, financial management and a proven track record in developing and reviewing administrative policies and operational procedures.   

For further information or to discuss this role call, Ellen Gibson, Head of Careers on 0141 273 1220.

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).