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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£35,333 - £40,931 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week
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Interviews for this role will take place on Monday 19 or Tuesday 20 December 2022

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.

The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) reflects the University’s support for a number of cross University initiatives in line with the research contribution to the Common Good, drives a number of specific activities:

  • Help the University attain Research Excellence by optimising the research output of academic staff;
  • Introduce and maintain impactful and sustainable Knowledge Exchange between the University and external bodies;
  • Develop a dynamic culture of Innovation – including social innovation - amongst students and staff within the University;
  • Internationalise the University’s research and innovation activities as a way of promoting it overseas to generate new partnerships and support recruitment, as well as driving an agenda for supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Ensure effective Metrics and Procedures are in place to record and evidence the University’s research and innovation activities.

The main purpose of the role is to help develop and deliver a GCU-wide community and public engagement programme and realise a vibrant, dynamic and coordinated offer that appeals to a wide range of audiences. The role holder will also be expected to provide essential guidance, support and coordination to researcher/academic-led activities in relation to public engagement. The role will require strong and diplomatic collaboration across Academic and Professional Services staff and with external partners and stakeholders to create a responsive public programme that will include but not be limited to: researcher/academic-led activities, a regular events programme, talks, lectures, demonstrations, etc.


The successful candidate will have experience of working in a Higher Education environment, in a similar role, preparing events, communication documents and reports. They must be educated to a degree level or equivalent work experience preferably with a postgraduate qualification (Master’s etc.) and have experience of working within Higher Education or in a similar senior public engagement / research support role. They will need to demonstrate experience of devising and managing new audience development and/or community projects, particularly for groups who do not traditionally engage with the University and its research. They must also demonstrate an ability to exercise initiative and show good decision-making and problem-solving skills, have excellent written and oral communication skills.  The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a proficient use of Microsoft Office and database packages. Experience of engaging with academics and external stakeholders, including businesses, policymakers, 3rd Sector organisations, community groups etc. is desirable.

If you would like further information, please contact Mark Majewsky Anderson,

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 appointments will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).