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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£53,353 - £61,823 per year
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35 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.

GCU is looking for a Head of Admissions to lead the strategic development of implementations of the university’s policy on admissions in an ever-changing environment both domestically and overseas. The role will be responsible for the delivery of a highly effective centralised admissions service function, grounded in the principles of customer service excellence. The successful candidate will be highly knowledgeable within the environment of admissions and higher education, with a key responsibility for horizon scanning across the sector to ensure the most up to date, compliant service is offered to our applicants. They will be responsible and accountable for developing, maintaining and managing effective stakeholder relationships.

We are looking for an admissions specialist to provide professional expertise and experience to develop and implement admissions strategies. The successful candidate will be expected to set quality and professional standards and manage a service delivery that is seen as sector leading. We are looking for a candidate that can demonstrate extensive experience at a managerial level, can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HE sector bodies that play a part in the shaping of an admissions and enquiry service. 

Should any prospective candidate wish a further discussion on this opportunity please contact, Director of Recruitment & Admissions.

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).