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Glasgow Caledonian University Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£31,396 - £36,024 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week


This is a full time time/fixed term opportunity until 31 July 2024

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 Widening Participation (WP) and Outreach department supports a number of different widening access projects at GCU, including Caledonian Club, College Connect, GCU Connect, Advanced Higher Hub, and the Routes for All programme. 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.

Integral to the Common Good mission of the university and sitting within our Widening Participation and Outreach department we are seeking an Administrator for the Advanced Higher Hub. The Administrator will work closely with the WP and Outreach Administration Coordinator and the Hub Administration and Pastoral Manager for the organisation and management of all administrative duties within the Advanced Higher Hub and to ensure effective administration processes are in place. The Hub works with pupils from across all 30 Glasgow secondary schools and schools in Ayrshire LEAs and Dumfries and Galloway. Many of the duties involve regular liaison with the Hub teachers, school contacts and the pupils who attend the Hub.

The post holder will also be working with confidential records, maintaining databases, supporting prelims and SQA exams. They will also be involved in the collation and production of reports pertaining to aspects of the department’s activities. 

We are looking for an individual who is qualified to a minimum of an HND level qualification in a relevant subject or possess equivalent work experience. They should be enthusiastic and flexible in their approach and be able to work as part of a team or independently. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, have a track record of good organisational and IT skills as well as possessing diary management and meeting clerk experience. Experience of working in an administrative role within a school, college or university would be advantageous.


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).

As this role involves Regulated work with Children the successful candidate will require PVG Scheme membership.

  • Disability Confident Employer - Committed
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  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged