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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£43,434 - £50,296 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week
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Interviews for this opportunity will take place in week commencing 14 February 2022

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 100 universities globally, fourth in Scotland and 16th in the UK (Times Higher Education Impact rankings, 2021). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.  Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

The Department of Digital Engagement, within the wider Communications and Digital Engagement Directorate, is tasked with developing and managing the brand and messaging to engage effectively with key audiences and target markets. The department manages the University website and allied digital channels, with an emphasis on developing our brand digitally, in a measurable, demonstrable and targeted way.

About You

Glasgow Caledonian University is looking for an experienced digital content specialist who will lead a team of content producers and support University colleagues in the management and development of content on the GCU’s main website ( and across other digital and print outlets.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in team leadership, playing a pivotal role in developing the strategy and processes for delivering content to the University’s students and other key audiences. They will lead on the creation of a new, devolved content production model which is a cornerstone of the current GCU website redevelopment project and the planned redevelopment of the GCU London and Moffat websites.

This role requires an individual who is immersed in digital content best practice and key disciplines including Search Engine Optimisation, Site Search, Taxonomy, User Experience Testing, and data management. They must also ensure that all content is compliant with accessibility guidelines.

The successful candidate will deputise for the Head of Digital Engagement when required and have strong stakeholder and customer relationship skills. Experience in supplier management and in managing sometimes complex business processes and applications is also required.

The successful candidate will be degree educated and/or have equivalent experience and a professional qualification. Knowledge of the Higher Education sector is desirable but not required.


About the project and the University

This is an exciting time to join the University as it begins the transformation of its externally-facing websites. You will be joining a University with campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, and you will enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative team culture.

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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