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Ref no:
GCU01070
Published:
25/11/2021
Closes:
9/12/2021
Location:
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
Salary:
£34,304 - £39,739 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
Hours:
17.5 hours per week
Work From Home:
Hybrid

Advert

This is a part time (0.5FTE)/ fixed term opportunity until 31 July 2022

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 70 universities globally (THE 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.

We have an opportunity to work in a supportive and interesting environment within the Careers Service at Glasgow Caledonian University.

The Careers Service is part of the Directorate of Student Life and works in many ways to support all GCU students and graduates in relation to careers. We provide careers advice, education, information and guidance, along with a programme of employer events and a bespoke vacancy system. The service is also responsible for the Common Good Award and the Work Experience Hub.

We are looking for a Project Manager to join a new and exciting Scotland wide project, Graduate Career Advantage Scotland (GCAS). As part of the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee we are working to provide internships and careers support for graduates from across Scotland. This role will focus on working with employers and other key partners to generate internship opportunities, focussing on the Central belt and West of Scotland. 

The Opportunity: 

Provide regional co-ordination to deliver a programme of graduate internships and careers support. Work with a regional focus to engage employers, partner universities and recent graduates, with the aim of supporting and enabling recent graduates to access and sustain graduate employment, and which ensures delivery of agreed project targets. Overseen by a national GCAS team in Edinburgh and working with the Head of Careers at GCU to deliver on targets. Some travel within the Hub area will be required visiting partner institutions, employers and other organisations, travel costs will be supported. Some remote working will be required.

Requirements:

We are looking for someone with an understanding of graduate recruitment and/or previous experience of working with graduate employers. The candidate will be able to work proactively and have the ability to build effective relationships quickly with strong interpersonal skills including ability to persuade, influence, and negotiate. Project management and organisation skills are essential as is a knowledge of graduate labour market in Scotland.

Excellent communication skills are required for this role along with string IT skills, including Excel and database management systems.

For a further discussion of this role please contact Katrina Forbes, Head of Careers – Katrina.forbes@gcu.ac.uk or call 07585880216

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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