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Queen Margaret University, EH21 6UU
£32,332 - £36,024 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35.75 hours per week
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Policy Adviser (Governance and Compliance)

Grade 6: £32,332 – £36,024 (progression possible to £39,347)

35.75 hours per week (1.0FTE) / Open Ended

Ref: CRRG00054A

We are looking to recruit an outstanding candidate to support University Governance.

The successful candidate will provide direct support to the Vice-Principal and University Secretary in the effective management of the University Court and its committees, with a particular emphasis on policy development and review, and the provision of an effective and efficient secretariat service. The postholder will also provide professional support to the University in a number of key areas of its statutory duties, including Corporate and HE Governance, Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Candidates will be educated to Honours degree level or equivalent, and will demonstrate relevant experience of senior committee administration, preferably gained within Higher Education, coupled with a demonstrable understanding of corporate or HE governance. Candidates will also have excellent communication skills (verbal and written), coupled with experience of policy development and implementation.

Should you wish to apply for the vacancy please visit our vacancies page and complete an application online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process or require any special assistance please contact Human Resources on 0131 474 0000 or email

The closing date for application is midnight on Sunday, 4 August 2024. Interviews will be held on Thursday, 15 August 2024.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Queen Margaret University is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment, and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award which recognises the advancement of gender equality at QMU. Find out more about Athena SWAN here. We have a number of family friendly policies and are happy to consider job share applications.

We are a Disability Confident Employer, should you require any specific arrangements during the recruitment process please note this on your application form or contact Human Resources on 0131 474 0000 or email