Head of Learning, Teaching & Widening Access Policy

(Maternity Cover: 12 months from early February 2018)

 

Edinburgh                                                                                                                                               

Universities Scotland is the representative organisation for the leaders of Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions. We develop policy on behalf of the higher education sector and campaign publicly on higher education issues.  Our mission is to influence the policy, legislative and financial decisions of government and its agencies so that they best support universities’ success. In doing so, we promote the university sector’s contribution to Scotland’s economic, social and cultural wellbeing.

Universities Scotland is the representative organisation for the leaders of Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions. We develop policy on behalf of the higher education sector and campaign publicly on higher education issues.  Our mission is to influence the policy, legislative and financial decisions of government and its agencies so that they best support universities’ success. In doing so, we promote the university sector’s contribution to Scotland’s economic, social and cultural wellbeing.

 

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be a key adviser to the Principals of Scotland’s higher education institutions.  The role requires a candidate who can demonstrate exceptional capacity to develop joined up policy solutions across a wide portfolio, based on the ability to syncretise, evaluate and present evidence and argument from a wide range of sources.  The candidate will have to be someone who can quickly build personal credibility with senior leaders in universities, government and stakeholder bodies.  They will have to have to capacity to lead and motivate a small high performing team, and to contribute to the overall leadership of an organisation of 15 staff.  The successful candidate will be working in a small team where enthusiasm, initiative and the ability to work with others will be required.

The post is currently filled on a 0.6 FTE basis and if it continues on this basis the salary will be pro-rated accordingly.  We will consider applications from candidates who also wish to work full time.

 

Universities Scotland is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For further details and to apply please click here 

Either the Director (Alastair Sim, 0131 225 0711) or the current post holder (Dr Kirsty Conlon, 0131 225 0710) will be happy to offer insight into the role.

 

Closing date: Monday 30th October 2017 at midnight.  Interviews: ​ to be held w/c Monday 11th December 2017.

Job Details

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Organisation

Universities UK

Salary

£44,763–£49,735

Location

Edinburgh

Expires

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