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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£35,333 - £49,932 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week


This role will be based at GCU London and includes an additional

London Weighting Payment of £4,464 per annum


Previous candidates are asked not to re-apply for this role


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 Directorate of Estates and Facilities Management are responsible for the management and day-to-day running of the University estate and ensures essential services are in place for all who work, study and visit GCU.

The main purpose of the role is to provide an effective and reliable Estates and Facilities Service to the GCU London estate, with a focus on enhancing the experience of students, staff and visitors.

As the day-to-day Estates & Facilities liaison contact for GCU London staff, ensure clear and strong lines of communication and effective working relationships with key contacts in Glasgow are developed and maintained.

As the Estates and Facilities representative within the London Campus your responsibilities will include the day-to-day delivery of facilities services, contractor co-ordination and completion of works, the post-holder will take a leading role in ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and business requirements, including operation and refinement of the fire safety strategy and building occupancy.

The role holder must be educated to degree level or equivalent experience.  Ability to exercise initiative and show a high degree of responsibility, excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.  An understanding of facilities management practices and relevant laws and guidelines. 

The ability to interpret and convey complex information, flexible working including responding to emergency situations out with normal working hours. 


It would be an advantage if the post holder had previous experience of working within a building/facilities management or hospitality management background.  Membership of Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) is desirable. Reliable with an ability to multi-task and work well under pressure to tight deadlines to effectively prioritise a busy workload.

For further information about the role please contact Therese Fraser, Head of Campus Services at Directorate of Estates and Facilities at

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).