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Glasgow Caledonian University Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£46,974 - £54,395 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week


This is a full time/fixed term maternity cover opportunity for 12 months

Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural, civic University with a global outlook and strong commitment to delivering social innovation and sustainable development in its education and research 

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 fourth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, in the top 70 universities globally for social impact, and first in Scotland for health and wellbeing, and reduced inequalities, for which we are also ranked 21st in the world (THE Impact Rankings, 2022). In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe (BIGGAR Economics, 2022). 

GCU is committed to widening participation, and delivering positive outcomes for our students. We are 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 from 130 countries. Guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve. 

The School of Health & Life Sciences (SHLS) is the largest provider of health and life science education in Scotland with circa 6,800 students and 350 staff. The school’s portfolio is developed around Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Social Work, Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Vision Sciences and Psychology.  The School has a highly successful and well-respected Learning Development Centre that provides a range of learning development support to students across all academic departments.


The Research Centre for Health (ReaCH) in the School of Health & Life Sciences has an international reputation for delivering high impact research. In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (2021) 91% of GCU’s health related research has been formally classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. More over, the impact of GCU’s applied health research was classified as ‘outstanding’ and surpassed by only one other UK institution. The University's outstanding record for delivering impact for the common good against the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals was also highlighted in the recent THE Global Impact Rankings with GCU 1st in Scotland for SDG3, good health and wellbeing.

The post advertised sits within the School’s Learning Development Centre. The Centre provides contextualized academic writing / literacies support for home and international students, information and communications technology (ICT) support, advice on study skills and other academic support and guidance. The Centre is inclusive and committed to providing support for all students including those with disabilities or specific learning and teaching needs. The Centre provides this support through a combination of workshops, small group sessions, one-to-one appointments and tailored teaching within modules, enabling students to develop the skills required to succeed at university. 

The role requires the successful candidate to work in partnership with colleagues to provide contextualised and specific academic development support to students across all levels of undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes through enhancement-led, evidence-based learning and teaching practices. In particular, we welcome applicants who have expertise in developing materials to support the learner journey of international students encompassing pre-arrival activities, induction support and academic skills development resources within curricula.   

Applicants will hold a degree in Education (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate considerable experience in a learning support role, preferably within the Higher Education system. Further essential criteria for this role include experience in implementation of developmental strategies particularly in the areas of study skills / academic literacies in the context of a relevant discipline and understanding of and commitment to student support, equal opportunities and diversity issues. You will be expected to be familiar with Higher Education and the issues that can affect student success and satisfaction and be actively engaged with new and existing pedagogies to inform your practice. Fellowship of Advance HE is also desirable. Applicants are expected to have excellent communication, planning and organisational skills. You should also be able to demonstrate a student-centred approach and an ability to work in a collaborative manner with colleagues. Please refer to the attached Role Profile for more detailed information regarding this role.

Further details on this post are available by contacting Jamie McDermott, Assistant Head of Learning Teaching and Quality on  

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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  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged