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Ref no:
GCU01069
Published:
25/11/2021
Closes:
9/12/2021
Location:
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
Salary:
£20,092 - £22,847 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
Hours:
35 hours per week
Work From Home:
Hybrid

Advert

One full time (1.0FTE) and one part time (0.5FTE) opportunity both fixed term 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 two opportunities to work in a supportive and interesting environment to work on a national project, Graduate Career Advantage Scotland, based 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. 

Reporting to the GCAS Hub Manager, the post holders will work in partnership to provide efficient and effective administrative support to the GCAS Hub Team, as well as information to graduates, employers and other partners on all aspects of the service.

As part of the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee, GCAS aims to bridge the gap between employers and talented graduates; helping to ease the transition into valuable work experience. We break down barriers by supporting employers of all sectors and sizes, making it possible for them to create new impactful opportunities for graduates while boosting Scotland’s economy.

These roles provide a great opportunity to make a real difference to graduates across Scotland. You will be working on a new project so there will be opportunity to shape both the role and the project itself. It is a great opportunity to build networks both within Scottish Universities and with recruiters. The posts also offer variety and working with a supportive team who are committed to supporting graduates’ career development.

These opportunities will provide administrative support to the programme, supporting the provision of paid internships for recent eligible graduates. The roles are an integral part of a Scotland wide project to source internships and provide careers support for these graduates. You will be someone who is eligible to for the GCAS scheme. More information can be found at https://gcas.co.uk/graduates/what-we-offer

To be successful in this role you will require:

Essential:

  • Be eligible to join the GCAS scheme https://gcas.co.uk/graduates/eligibility/
  • Able to work in a highly accurate, organised and methodical manner, with strong attention to detail.
  • A team player with the ability to develop rapport and relationships quickly. 
  • Self-motivated with a proactive approach to work.
  • Able to multitask and work under pressure at busy times.
  • An interest in making a difference to graduates.

Desirable:

  • An understanding of the student and graduate labour market and/or experience of or empathy with graduates who may experience barriers to accessing the labour market. 
  • Experience of working within Higher Education or with graduate recruiters.
  • Experience of MS Office packages such as Word, Excel and SharePoint.

 

 

For further information or an informal chat about this role please email or call Katrina Forbes, Head of Careers. Katrina.forbes@gcu.ac.uk or 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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