Education & Quality Officer

University of the West of Scotland – School of Health & Life Sciences

Lanarkshire Campus

Full time: 35 hours

The School of Health and Life Sciences is seeking to recruit an experienced and highly organised Education & Quality Officer to become a member of the School’s Professional Support Team based at Lanarkshire Campus.

In this exciting key administrative role, you will be jointly responsible for leading an education strand within the Education and Quality Professional Services Team, ensuring effective and efficient staff deployment to meet the changing needs of the School of Health and Life Sciences.

The successful candidate will have highly developed communication and leadership skills and the ability to develop, implement and review operational procedures.

You will manage and direct student and academic related administrative functions within the School of Health and Life Sciences, designing and implementing systems and processes to support the development and provision of this key School function. You will provide support to the Heads of Division and other senior colleagues and will become part of a network of Education & Quality Officers across the institution ensuring consistency and quality of administrative support services.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • A degree level or equivalent administrative work experience,
  • Leadership and management experience of administrative staff
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with colleagues at a variety of levels across a large organisation.
  • Ability to forward plan, prioritise and organise work schedules with specific deadlines.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to work is crucial with the ability of working on own initiative, but also being part of a team and being flexible to support colleagues.

This post will be based at Lanarkshire campus however all administrators may be required to work at any UWS campus or location from time to time to meet needs of the business.

About us

The University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.

UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 200 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2023 Young University Rankings).

Our professional services teams are the backbone of UWS, providing robust and innovative solutions to support the vast range of work across learning and teaching, and research and innovation. You will join a supportive and dedicated team, playing a key role in a range of work that will help drive forward our ambition to deliver world-leading research, and graduates who will design, shape and build a new future.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 24 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • An additional days leave on your birthday
  • Defined benefit contribution pension scheme (currently 19.3%), including death in service benefits upon joining the scheme.
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Further information is available by contacting Valerie Cassidy, School Operational Manager,

Interview date: Thursday 30th May 2024

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.