University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow

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University of Glasgow


Current vacancies

Top job! Director of the John Smith Centre

  • Full time
  • £57,696 – £64,914
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th March 2024

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 572 years. Today, we are one of the world's top 100 universities and ranked 13th in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Impact Rankings 2023, demonstrating that we are not only one of the best universities in the United Kingdom, but one of the best universities for the world. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.

The John Smith Centre promotes politics as a force for positive change through thought-leadership and action. The John Smith Centre is embedded within the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow and has built a strong reputation for student opportunities and outstanding events. We seek to extend our activities at the University and beyond, encouraging young people to participate in politics.

The Centre is at an exciting stage in our development. As our second Director since inception, the postholder will lead the next phase of our development, building on the strong foundation fostered by the current Director and the University.

In this role, the Director will provide strategic leadership to all the activities of the John Smith Centre. They will shape the strategic direction of the Centre, direct the thought leadership of the organisation; craft and direct activities; and lead the engagement with both the University community and the wider UK.

We are launching the UK’s first Youth Poll this year, a multi-year tracker poll assessing the attitudes of young people towards politics. Key to the poll’s success and unique appeal is that students are involved in every part of it. The new Director will have the opportunity to curate actions and events from the data it generates.

We will also present a series of high-profile campus-based events to celebrate our 10th birthday in 2024: our ‘John Smith Centre at 10’ series. We have commitments to participate from outstanding UK and international contributors and the new Director will continue to shape this series as the year goes on.

We have ambitious plans to grow our internship and development programmes. We run the only paid internship at the Scottish Parliament, and are now able to offer Westminster internships. We will offer our first internships with the mayor offices in England in 2024 and hope to develop opportunities in local government.

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and offered on an open ended basis. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

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Top job! Strategic Philanthropy Manager

  • Full time
  • £48,350 – £56,021
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st January 2024

Do you have a background in Fundraising, Philanthropy or Major Gifts and a passion for museums and galleries? Are seeking a new, exciting opportunity?

If you are motivated to share our vision to have a positive impact on the world then we are keen to hear from you…..

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for six centuries, and today we are one of the world's top 100 universities. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers. At the heart of the University since 1807, The Hunterian connects people with stories, individuals and ideas found in stunning collections of objects, belongings and artworks.

A great opportunity has arisen for a Strategic Philanthropy Manager to join the University’s Development and Alumni team to raise funds for The Hunterian, Scotland’s oldest public museum.

In the next decade, the University of Glasgow aims to be synonymous with discoveries, innovations and leadership of global importance; a university characterised by the closeness of our community, the strength of our connections and the incredible potential unleashed by our collaborative spirit. The Hunterian is a space for questioning and experimentation, for enjoyment and enrichment, for connection and collaboration, and for reflecting on the role museums and individuals can play in furthering equity, justice and diversity in our society.

The role of Strategic Philanthropy Manager (Hunterian) will be vital to realising that vision.

We are seeking someone with shared purpose, shared values and the desire to make a difference, who will harness the power of the University’s worldwide community to develop an ambitious and sustainable fundraising programme for The Hunterian.

You will possess exceptional relationship management skills, experience of working with high-net-worth individuals and have a demonstrable track record in achieving financial targets. We also welcome applications from people with relevant transferable skills who can demonstrate knowledge of philanthropy and a belief in the power of universities, collections and their stories to change the world.

Some international travel is anticipated.

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and open ended (permanent). Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

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Charitable Partnerships Manager

  • Full time
  • £48,350 – £56,021
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th October 2023

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 572 years. Today, we are one of the world's top 100 universities and ranked 13th in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Impact Rankings 2023, demonstrating that we are not only one of the best universities in the United Kingdom, but one of the best universities for the world. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.

In this role, the postholder will contribute to the success of the College of Social Sciences Research & Knowledge Exchange Strategy by significantly increasing research activity supported by funding derived from Trusts & Foundations, in order to deliver against the following specific success measures:

• Increasing the College’s research income per FTE to reach its ambitious Russell Group upper quartile target

• Enhancing the quality of the research environment for social science at the University of Glasgow.

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term for up to 3 years in the first instance. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

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Research and External Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,332 – £36,024
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th September 2023

College of Social Sciences

School of Social and Political Sciences

Research and External Engagement Officer

We are committed to opening the doors to politics to a wider and more diverse audience. To help us deliver this, we are looking for a new team member to join us who has both relevant experience and passion to help us create a more inclusive and representative politics across the UK.

We want to lead by example, and as such, we are particularly interested in seeing applications from under-represented groups and those with lived experience of inequality. All applications are treated with fairness and equity.

Our ideal candidate would have a strong commitment to public service, a belief in breaking down structural barriers that prohibit equality of opportunity and a desire to work in a fast-paced but friendly working environment in a growing and ambitious team.

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and is fixed term for up to two years in the first instance.

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Trusts & Foundations Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,347 – £44,263
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th September 2023

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 572 years, and today we are one of the world's top 100 universities. We are delighted to have risen in the Times Higher Education World University rankings for the 2nd year in a row climbing up 6 places. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Trusts & Foundations Manager to join the University’s External Relations Team.

As a Trusts & Foundations Manager you will contribute to the delivery of the University of Glasgow’s fundraising strategy by growing and managing the University’s relationships with major trusts & foundations, proactively cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major funders in these areas, and meeting targets for activity and revenue.

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Philanthropy Officer

  • Full time
  • £39,347 – £44,263
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th September 2023

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 572 years, and today we are one of the world's top 100 universities. We are delighted to have risen in the Times Higher Education World University rankings for the 2nd year in a row climbing up 6 places. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.

As a Philanthropy Officer you will contribute to the implementation of the University of Glasgow’s fundraising and alumni engagement strategies by building compelling propositions and identifying, cultivating and soliciting prospective donors with capacity to give from £10K to £1M, meeting targets for activity and revenue.

You will lead the development of relationships with key alumni and other potential donors by managing a pool of potential donors. Devise and execute bespoke programmes of involvement and communication that lead to major gifts (e.g. involvement in alumni programmes, invitations to prestigious / intimate University events, devising visits to campus and individual meetings with academic staff and University leadership).

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Wellbeing Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,502 – £35,308
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th July 2023

This role supports the University in responding to the current wellbeing challenges in the higher education sector, ensuring that students have access to appropriate resources and support to achieve their academic and personal goals.

The post holder will provide first line guidance and individual support to students presenting with a wide range of personal difficulties and general wellbeing issues. This may include issues relating to health, personal relationships, accommodation, finance and emotional wellbeing and involve dealing with risk and distress. The Wellbeing Officer will provide triage, assessment and early intervention to students, including those at risk i.e. presenting with suicidal ideation and plans.

The Wellbeing officer will be confident in supporting decision making based on student needs/risk and escalating to more senior colleagues as required. The Wellbeing Officer will be a member of the Student Wellbeing & Inclusion Team, based within the Student & Academic Services Directorate, and is expected to work closely with colleagues in the Directorate and across the University to deliver a range of proactive support. This will include referring students for disability support, counselling, academic support, financial aid etc. as required.

The Wellbeing Officer will provide face to face and online interventions and be involved in the development and delivery of workshops and group information sessions. These will assist students to develop skills to manage and maintain their mental health and wellbeing.

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Advisors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th July 2023

Who we are:

The University of Glasgow is a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity. The University of Glasgow’s Innovating the Future initiative promotes, develops and sustains social enterprise as an alternative set of models for academic spin-out opportunities. Our aim is to build an innovative social entrepreneurial ecosystem, delivering high-impact world-leading research from all disciplinary foci to the populations who will benefit most.

What we need:

Our goal is to drive the development of a new social enterprise that builds on research and development undertaken by staff at the University of Glasgow and across Europe; Kepsoft Community.

Bespoke algorithms developed by the University of Glasgow and partners continue to increase the number of kidney transplants arranged through a number of national transplant organisations. The team has developed best practice software for the optimisation of Kidney Exchange Programmes (KEPs). Based on world-leading advanced research for over a decade, in partnership with transplant organisations, Kepsoft Community offers an exciting opportunity to deliver real value to patients suffering from end stage renal disease in Europe and beyond.

Can you help us? We are looking for people who share our values, that are passionate and committed, who can be creative in building new enterprises, and work closely with our team and stakeholders to deliver outstanding impact in Scotland and beyond. The University is seeking to connect with people with relevant executive experience in managing a business but are also passionate to be involved with an entity delivering social change. We are particularly looking for individuals who can lead on the business-focused aspects relating to establishing Kepsoft Community as a social enterprise

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Global Philanthropy Assistant

  • Full time
  • £22,197 – £24,715
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd July 2023

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 572 years, and today we are one of the world's top 100 universities. We are delighted to have risen in the Times Higher Education World University rankings for the 2nd year in a row climbing up 6 places. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.

A great opportunity has arisen for a Global Philanthropy Assistant to join the University’s Development and Alumni team.

In the next decade, the University of Glasgow aims to be synonymous with discoveries, innovations and leadership of global importance; a university characterised by the closeness of our community, the strength of our connections and the incredible potential unleashed by our collaborative spirit.

You will support the University’s search for philanthropic support by providing administrative and prospect management support to the international major gifts programme and to the principal gifts programme.

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Assistant Disability Advisor

  • Full time
  • £31,502 – £35,308
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th May 2023

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 572 years, and today we are one of the world's top 100 universities. We are delighted to have risen in the Times Higher Education World University rankings for the 2nd year in a row climbing up 6 places. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.

A fantastic, new, opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Disability Advisor to join the University’s Student Services.

The Purpose of this role is to support the University in ensuring timely needs assessment and tailored provision for disabled students, providing access to appropriate resources and support to achieve their academic goals. The post holder will work closely with the university’s Disability Advisers and to provide a high-quality service, adhering to strict standards.

The Assistant Disability Adviser will be a member of the Disability Service, based within the Student & Academic Services Directorate and is expected to work closely with colleagues in the Disability Service and IT Services to ensure that tailored recommendations are made in line with individual needs. This will include conducting face to face and online appointments, producing detailed assessment reports liaising with internal and external stakeholders and supporting applications for funding.

You will support the work of the Disability Service in raising awareness of disability and inclusive practice in higher education, contributing to training and communications in collaboration with Disability Advisers.

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Specialist Mentor (Mental Health)

  • Part time
  • £31,502 – £35,308 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th April 2023

The Purpose of this role is to provide individual academic and study related support for disabled students, particularly those with mental health conditions; the level and type of support will vary according to individual needs. Typically, mentors will assist students to manage the impact of their condition, develop organisational skills and manage their time and workload effectively. This support will help them to develop as independent learners and maintain the necessary focus on academic progress.

The Specialist Mentor will work within the Disability Service, as part of the Wellbeing and Inclusion team, and is expected to work closely and proactively with colleagues in the Student & Academic Services Directorate, and across the University to provide high quality professional support to students.

Salary will be Grade 6, £30,502 - £34,308 per annum pro rata.

This post is part-time (14 hours per week), and open ended.

The post for which you are applying is considered 'registered work' in terms of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act. It requires the successful applicant to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to appointment. This check is necessary to ensure that the University of Glasgow fulfills its legal duties under the Act. If you are successful in your application, the offer of employment will be subject to PVG Scheme membership. Further information is available at: mygov.scot/pvg-scheme

Please note it is a criminal offence to apply for a child care position if you are on the Disqualified From Working with Children List.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing.

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Top job! Safeguarding Manager

  • Full time
  • £46,047 – £53,353
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th March 2023

This post is offered on a full time (35 hours) and open-ended basis. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 572 years, and today we are one of the world's top 100 universities. We are delighted to have risen in the Times Higher Education World University rankings for the 2nd year in a row climbing up 6 places. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.

A fantastic, new, opportunity has arisen for a Safeguarding Manager to join the University’s Student Services.

The University of Glasgow is committed to the wellbeing and success of its students and to providing effective and flexible support services which aid successful study. As a key member of the Student and Academic Services Directorate, the Safeguarding Manager will develop and embed activity that will shape our institutional culture in relation to safeguarding, gender-based violence, harassment, hate crime and bullying.

You will support the Head of Student Wellbeing & Inclusion, Head of Student Conduct and other senior colleagues to develop, deliver and review the institution’s response to the safeguarding agenda, in line with the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme and Prevent duties.

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Student Life Trainer

  • Part time
  • £30,502 – £34,308 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th March 2023

University Services

Student Services

There are two part time (28 hours per week), open ended positions available. Salary will be pro-rated to number of hours worked.

The Student Life Trainer and development worker will be based within Student Life which sits within the Student Life and Student and Engagement team within the broader directorate of Student and Academic Services. This role will work across the two services within Student Life, Peer wellbeing support and Residence Life.

The focus of the role is to a) develop and deliver training and development opportunities to the teams of student staff and volunteers that work within the Student Life Service and b) to take a lead on specific projects that will enhance the experience of students who work within or access services within Student Life.

You will be a motivated and positive professional who thrives in a role which is dedicated to the personal and professional development of students. You will be a creative and independent team member who is comfortable taking the lead in specific projects from initiation to completion.

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Grant Writing Specialist – National Centre for Resilience

  • Full time
  • £30,502 – £34,308
  • Homeworking - occasional travel to Dumfries
  • Closing 3rd November 2022

College of Social Sciences

School of Interdisciplinary Studies (Dumfries Campus)

The post is full time (35 hours per week) and initially offered until 31 March 2023 but with the possibility of annual contract extensions based on income and performance.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Grant Writing Specialist to work within the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, located on the University’s campus in Dumfries,

In line with the NCR’s strategic objectives, the successful candidate will make a strong contribution to its continued, sustainable growth by identifying appropriate sources of external funding, completing and submitting grant applications, securing external income for NCR infrastructure and activities, and developing a Fundraising strategy for the next five years.

The postholder will be an ambitious, self-motivated individual with a strong background in making successful grant applications.

The University of Glasgow/NCR are flexible in terms of place of work, therefore this position is offered as home working with some travel to the Dumfries Campus.

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Events and Dissemination Lead – National Centre for Resilience (NCR)

  • Full time
  • £30,502 – £34,308
  • Homeworking - occasional travel to Dumfries
  • Closing 3rd November 2022

College of Social Sciences

School of Interdisciplinary Studies (Dumfries Campus)

The post is full time (35 hours per week) and initially offered until 31 March 2023 but with the possibility of annual contract extensions based on income and performance.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Events and Dissemination Lead to work within the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, located on the University’s campus in Dumfries, where it hosts the National Centre for Resilience (NCR) gla.ac.uk/research/az/ncr

In this role you will be supported by the NCR Centre Manager, and will be responsible for NCR Administration and for the development and delivery of a program of key events (symposia, conference, webinars etc.) to broaden dissemination of, and engagement with, the work of the NCR.

In addition working closely with the NCR management team, the postholder will have a critical role supporting the NCR’s wider strategic development. The successful candidate will be an ambitious, self-motivated individual with a strong background in organising, managing and delivering events, and administration.

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Senior Therapist

  • Full time
  • £36,382 – £40,927
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th August 2022

The University of Glasgow is committed to the wellbeing and success of its students. As a member of the Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Team, the Senior Therapist will work within a multi-disciplinary team of professional staff to deliver high quality support to students presenting with a range of mental health difficulties. The post holder will provide mental health assessment and short model therapeutic interventions tailored to individual needs. As required, the Senior Therapist will provide advice and consultation regarding Students' psychological care, carrying out early assessment/intervention for those at risk i.e. presenting with suicidal ideation and plans and be confident, if appropriate, in liaising with external services.

The post holder will provide training, guidance and support to staff of the University on matters concerning student mental and emotional wellbeing. Participate in service development that includes service policy and practices within the University. Provide clinical supervision to trainee practitioners and work collaboratively with the Clinical Leads and Head of Service to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide highly specialised consultation, assessment and appropriate therapeutic intervention to clients presenting with a wide range of mental health problems, moderate to severe psychological distress, enduring mental health problems and personality disorders.

2. Make recommendations regarding the suitability of interventions, appropriateness and priority of referrals; consider alternative referral options for those cases not deemed suitable for the University Counselling Service. This may involve liaising with GPs, NHS community mental health teams, other clinicians and other university colleagues involved in pastoral care, crisis management and mental health provision.

3. Take responsibility for clinical decisions and convene case conferences where necessary in order to agree strategies for supporting students who are considered to be a risk to themselves and/or to others

4. To undertake mental health risk assessment and risk management for relevant students and provide advice on the psychological aspects of risk to the multi-disciplinary team.

5. To undertake a range of therapeutic interventions, drawing on a range of psychological models, and employing a range of modalities (individual/ groups) adapted and tailored to the needs of the student, and in line with current evidence-based practice.

6. To communicate written and orally in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment and treatment plans of clients and to monitor and evaluate progress during the course of treatment.

7. Supervise and mentor trainees from professional training programmes.

8. In collaboration with the Clinical Leads and other colleagues, contribute to the development of strategies, policies and practices, which ensure a healthier learning and working environment for students and staff.

9. Be responsible for providing an informed opinion and/or verifying students' mitigating circumstances to academic colleagues and external funding bodies in accordance with the University and funding agencies regulations and service Code of Confidentiality and Management of Personal Information.

10. Engage in regular clinical and management supervision to evaluate client work in order to ensure competence, fitness to practice and to comply with good practice guidelines and professional standards.

11. To participate in the training and development of University staff involved in student support, crisis management, and pastoral care.

12. Engage with colleges and schools to ensure that frontline staff are equipped to support students and have access to advice and guidance when it is required.

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Supporter Care Assistant (Stewardship)

  • Full time
  • £20,092 – £22,847
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th August 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within External Relations to support the University’s fundraising strategy and the appropriate thanking and involvement of its supporters and demonstration of gift impact by upkeep and interrogation of supporter data, response handling, events and communications support and general administration.

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Specialist Mentor (Mental Health) x 2

  • Part time
  • £29,614 – £33,309 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2022

The Purpose of this role is to provide individual academic and study related support for disabled students, particularly those with mental health conditions; the level and type of support will vary according to individual needs. Typically, mentors will assist students to manage the impact of their condition, develop organisational skills and manage their time and workload effectively. This support will help them to develop as independent learners and maintain the necessary focus on academic progress.

The Specialist Mentor will work within the Disability Service, as part of the Wellbeing and Inclusion team, and is expected to work closely and proactively with colleagues in the Student & Academic Services Directorate, and across the University to provide high quality professional support to students.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

- The provision of mentoring support, advice and guidance to disabled students, primarily those with mental health disabilities. The aim of this support is to assist students to develop the skills and confidence to succeed in their academic careers.

- Work with a caseload of students and engage in a structured manner to deliver support as outlined by the student’s Disability Adviser.

- Suggest practical strategies and good habits to support students’ academic performance and manage anxiety/stress related to workload.

- Maintain detailed and accurate records of meetings with students and liaise with Disability Advisers to update on student progress.

- Preserve the confidential nature of the work and adhere to relevant GDPR requirements.

- Identify those at academic or psychological risk, taking appropriate action to escalate concerns as required and support students to access additional University services as necessary.

- To pursue continuous professional development, in order to maintain their knowledge base, self-awareness, and enhanced skills.

- Undertake additional work within the Disability Service commensurate with the grade e.g. support the delivery of training materials and workshops to colleagues in the academic Colleges and Schools.

- To collaborate with the wider multi-disciplinary team and associated colleagues, to provide effective wellbeing support and clear referral pathways.

- On occasion, provide assistance to students requiring physical support around campus and/or notetaking support in class.

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Assistant Disability Advisor

  • Full time
  • £29,614 – £33,309
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2022

The purpose of this role is to support the University in ensuring timely needs assessment and tailored provision for disabled students, providing access to appropriate resources and support to achieve their academic goals. The post holder will primarily provide high quality, formal, disability needs assessments to students, working closely with the university’s Disability Advisers and adhering to strict quality standards.

The Assistant Disability Adviser will be a member of the Disability Service, based within the Student & Academic Services Directorate and is expected to work closely with colleagues in the Disability Service and IT Services to ensure that tailored recommendations are made in line with individual needs. This will include conducting face to face and online assessment appointments, producing detailed assessment reports liaising with internal and external stakeholders and supporting applications for funding.

The Assistant Disability Adviser will support the work of the Disability Service in raising awareness of disability and inclusive practice in higher education, contributing to training and communications in collaboration with Disability Advisers.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

- Review of student’s medical evidence and registration information in advance of needs assessment.

- Conduct high quality needs assessment including review of student’s history and support needs, identification of appropriate support strategies, arranging demonstration and trial of equipment/software and ensuring clear communication and management of follow up actions.

- Write accurate and detailed needs assessment reports, tailored to the individual and their specific needs, providing rationale for recommended support strategies (in line with funding body guidance, where appropriate) and obtaining quotes as needed.

- To pursue continuous professional development, Keep abreast of new developments in relation to best practise, legislation, research, assessment, support and technology for people with disabilities

- Keep confidential case notes and accurate documentation, preserving the confidential nature of the work and adhering to relevant GDPR requirements.

- Respond to queries arising from Assessments and Reviews, including submission of revised or additional support recommendations and quotes

- Provide information and advice to prospective students with disabilities including SpLD on Open Days and Applicant Visit Days and to raise awareness of the remit of the Disability Service amongst students and staff, to encourage students with disabilities to register with the Disability Service.

- To liaise with internal and external stakeholders and funding bodies as required

- To work flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues to ensure effective service delivery.

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Specialist Mentor x 2

  • Part time
  • £29,614 – £33,309 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2022

The Purpose of this role is to provide individual academic and study related support for disabled students, particularly those with autism spectrum conditions; the level and type of support will vary according to individual needs. Typically, mentors will assist students to manage the impact of their condition, develop organisational skills and manage their time and workload effectively. This support will help them to develop as independent learners and maintain the necessary focus on academic progress.

The Specialist Mentor will work within the Disability Service, as part of the Wellbeing and Inclusion team, and is expected to work closely and proactively with colleagues in the Student & Academic Services Directorate, and across the University to provide high quality professional support to students.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

- The provision of mentoring support, advice and guidance to students with disabilities, primarily those on the autism spectrum. The aim of this support is to assist students to develop the skills and confidence to succeed in their academic careers.

- Work with a caseload of students and engage in a structured manner to deliver support as outlined by the student’s Disability Adviser.

- Maintain detailed and accurate records of meetings with students and liaise with Disability Advisers to update on student progress.

- Preserve the confidential nature of the work and adhere to relevant GDPR requirements.

- Identify those at academic or psychological risk, taking appropriate action to escalate concerns as required and support students to access additional University services as necessary.

- To pursue continuous professional development, in order to maintain their knowledge base, self-awareness, and enhanced skills.

- On occasion, provide assistance to students requiring physical support around campus and/or notetaking support in class.

- Undertake additional work within the Disability Service commensurate with the grade e.g. support the delivery of training materials and workshops to colleagues in the academic Colleges and Schools.

- To provide administrative support to the service as and when required, including data entry and record keeping.

- To collaborate with the wider multi-disciplinary team and associated colleagues, to provide effective wellbeing support and clear referral pathways.

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Mental Health Disability Advisor

  • Full time
  • £36,382 – £40,927
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2022

The Mental Health Disability Adviser will ensure the provision of tailored information, advice and guidance on psychological health in the context of learning, promoting the maintenance of positive mental health and personal resilience. They will work with students presenting with a range of mental health conditions, to develop strategies which allow them to focus on their academic progress and develop as independent learners. As required the Mental Health Disability Adviser will provide guidance to those experiencing a deterioration in their mental health ensuring robust risk management and crisis planning. This will require; the assessment of mental health and learning needs, effective and responsive case management, liaison with local GP practices, CMHT, NHS Crisis Team and other relevant services and collaboration with colleagues across the University.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

1. To facilitate and deliver mental health support to students, including those in crisis, to help them realise their potential and develop positive condition management skills during their time at University, promoting resilience and the maintenance of positive mental health.

3. To act as a referral point within the Disability Service for students presenting with mental health issues, providing expert advice, support and problem-solving techniques for colleagues working with students who are experiencing mental health difficulties; maintaining and developing appropriate referral and sign-posting relationships, both internally and externally.

4. To work proactively with the colleagues across the University, to ensure a holistic approach for students who have disclosed a mental health disability and the timely implementation of reasonable adjustments. Ensuring effective case management and compliance with GDPR legislation.

5. Provide needs assessment for students with mental health conditions and make appropriate recommendations for support and/or reasonable adjustments, ensuring onward referral to appropriate services where necessary. e.g. University counselling team, community mental health team or other NHS services.

6. Lead, develop and motivate a team of Specialist Mentors to deliver a high-quality student experience.

7. Establish and maintain positive professional relationships with key University staff and external

service providers, including GPs and other NHS practitioners, to facilitate a collaborative approach to support students with mental health difficulties.

8. To work collaboratively with colleagues in student services and academic colleagues, to assess, agree and provide the best course of action for complex cases and proactively monitor progress. This could include recommending the implementation of the Fitness to Study or Fitness to Practice Policy and attending any appropriate meeting or hearing relevant to the student.

9. Deal effectively and promptly with enquiries (email, telephone, or in-person) from prospective students, applicants, their representatives, students and colleagues within the University.

10. Develop and deliver mental health and wellbeing training to colleagues across the

University, to raise awareness and increase understanding of mental health conditions and their impact on learning.

11. Actively contribute to maintaining and improving our service, by contributing to case reviews and taking an active role in team development and new initiatives, especially those related to student mental health and wellbeing.

12. To work flexibly as part of the wider Student Wellbeing & Inclusion team, to deliver a high quality customer-focused service, in line with the University objectives.

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Disability Adviser

  • Full time
  • £36,382 – £40,927
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2022

To assess the needs of current and prospective students with disabilities including those with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), Autism Spectrum Conditions and mental health conditions. To ensure students registered with the Disability Service have access to the information, support and reasonable adjustments they require to complete their chosen academic course successfully.

To provide advice and support to students with disabilities ensuring the Disability Service provides a high quality focussed service to all service users.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Using professional knowledge to conduct individual needs assessments through interviews with disabled students, using professional medical evidence and/or educational psychologist’s assessment reports together with course requirements to make recommendations for reasonable adjustments that support the student during their course. 2. With student consent on disclosure, determine individual support plans, confirm and agree support plan to be uploaded onto the student information online system (MY Campus) to inform Disability Co-ordinators and relevant staff in Academic Schools

3. Produce comprehensive Needs Assessment reports for applications for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) or other sources of funding in accordance with the Quality Assurance Framework required by the Scottish Government and other funding bodies.

4. Act as named contact person for a caseload of up to 500 students. Monitor effectiveness of support arrangements for individual students by reviewing support needs when required and updating their Support Plan as necessary. Advocate on behalf of students with academic Schools where appropriate and as required.

5. Keep up-to-date confidential case notes after each student meeting and other relevant digital information for record keeping purposes as required. Participation in formal investigations and the complaints process as required in relation to caseload.

6. Work collaboratively with colleagues within the Disability Service and across the University community to promote inclusive practise, maximise participation and provide a co-ordinated service to students and staff.

7. Actively contribute to staff development on disability issues by contributing to the liaison with and training of Disability Coordinators, new members of staff, course teams and Schools, as requested.

8. Raise awareness of disability issues by contributing to University committees and working groups as required by the Head of Service.

9. Keep abreast of new developments in relation to legislation, research, assessment, support and technology for people with disabilities. Actively contribute to the continuous improvement and development of the disability service, ensuring that the changing needs of the student body are met. Actively participate in continuing professional development, as required.

10. Liaise with external stakeholders and represent the University as a professional and credible disability practitioner externally at conferences and workshops.

11. Provide information and advice to prospective students with disabilities including SpLD on Open Days and Applicant Visit Days to help students make informed choices about attending the University.

12. Publicise and raise awareness of the remit of the Disability Service amongst students and staff, to encourage students with disabilities including SpLD to register with the Disability Service and to ensure staff awareness of the support provided by the service.

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Wellbeing Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,614 – £33,309
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2022

This role supports the University in responding to the current wellbeing challenges in the higher education sector, ensuring that students have access to appropriate resources and support to achieve their academic and personal goals.

The post holder will provide first line guidance and individual support to students presenting with a wide range of personal difficulties and general wellbeing issues. This may include issues relating to health, personal relationships, accommodation, finance and emotional wellbeing and involve dealing with risk and distress. The Wellbeing Officer will provide triage, assessment and early intervention to students, including those at risk i.e. presenting with suicidal ideation and plans.

The Wellbeing officer will be confident in supporting decision making based on student needs/risk and escalating to more senior colleagues as required. The Wellbeing Officer will be a member of the Student Wellbeing & Inclusion Team, based within the Student & Academic Services Directorate, and is expected to work closely with colleagues in the Directorate and across the University to deliver a range of proactive support. This will include referring students for disability support, counselling, academic support, financial aid etc. as required.

The Wellbeing Officer will provide face to face and online interventions and be involved in the development and delivery of workshops and group information sessions. These will assist students to develop skills to manage and maintain their mental health and wellbeing.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. The provision of information, advice and guidance to students regarding wellbeing related issues, typically these would include general welfare, health, practical guidance and personal issues. This could include one-to-one work, group workshops and comms materials.

2. To work in partnership with colleagues in the Wellbeing & Inclusion team to develop workshops and activities which promote positive mental wellbeing.

3. To conduct assessment of student mental health issues, assess risk and make clinical recommendations within remit of the Counselling service. Where necessary identify and proactively seek clinical consultation and review of more complex cases.

4. To triage students experiencing a mental health crisis, including evaluation of the level of psychological distress and risk (e.g. risk of suicide), escalating to senior clinical staff as required.

5. To act as an advocate for students, ensuring effective liaison between GPs and other relevant services and providing guidance and support as required.

6. To identify and liaise with the Clinical Leads/ Head of Service regarding any potential crisis situation or issue which may be to the detriment of student welfare and safety.

7. To maintain appropriate electronic and written records including session notes, records of attendance and contact with other relevant parties. Progress cases as appropriate through CORE NET electronic case file management system.

8. To pursue continuous professional development and maintain professional accreditations and memberships, in order to maintain knowledge base, self-awareness, and enhanced skills.

9. To participate in service development and delivery in consultation with the Service Leads and Head of Service.

10. To collaborate with the wider multi-disciplinary team and associated colleagues, to provide effective wellbeing support and clear referral pathways.

11. To maintain professional membership with an appropriate professional body e.g. UKCP / HCPC / BPS/ BACP/BABCP or equivalent.

12. To undertake any other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade of the post, recognising that these would not change the character of the post or level of responsibility.

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Counsellor

  • Full time
  • £29,614 – £33,309
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2022

This role supports the University in ensuring that students have access to appropriate resources and support to achieve their academic and personal goals. The post holder will provide consultation and assessment to students presenting with a wide range of personal difficulties, mental health challenges and general wellbeing issues. They will provide consultations and brief model therapy, providing guidance and advocacy as required.

The counsellor will provide early assessment/intervention to those at risk i.e. presenting with suicidal ideation, escalating where appropriate and referring students to more appropriate services as needed. The Counsellor will be a member of the Student Wellbeing & Inclusion Team, based within the Student & Academic Services Directorate, and is expected to work closely with colleagues in the Directorate and across the University to deliver a range of support. This can include referring students for disability support, academic support, financial aid etc. as required as well as making suitable recommendations for therapy or other appropriate interventions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To conduct assessment of student mental health issues, assess risk and make clinical recommendations within remit of the Counselling service. Where necessary, identify and proactively seek clinical consultation and review of more complex cases.

2. To provide effective brief model ongoing therapy and consultation to students, whilst working independently within the University/Service guidelines and procedures.

3. To respond effectively and speedily to students experiencing a mental health crisis, including evaluation of the level of psychological distress and risk (e.g. risk of suicide), drawing on support from other agencies as required and ensuring escalation to Clinical Lead/Head of Service in line with service protocols.

4. To ensure effective follow up and proactive case management, including liaison with GP services and other internal and external stakeholders as required.

5. To identify and liaise with the Clinical Leads/ Head of Service regarding any potential crisis or issue which may be to the detriment of student welfare and safety as required.

6. To attend clinical supervision in line with service Supervision policy, attend scheduled line management one to one meetings, and team meetings in order to ensure competence, fitness to practice, and comply with professional standards.

7. To maintain appropriate electronic and written records including session notes, records of attendance and contact with other relevant parties. Progress cases as appropriate through CORE NET electronic case file management system.

8. To pursue continuous professional development and maintain professional accreditations and memberships, in order to maintain knowledge base, self-awareness, and enhanced skills.

9. To collaborate with the wider multi-disciplinary team and associated colleagues, to provide high quality, effective wellbeing support and clear referral pathways.

11. To work in partnership with colleagues in the Wellbeing & Inclusion team to develop workshops and activities which promote positive mental wellbeing.

12. To maintain membership/accreditation with an appropriate professional body e.g. UKCP / HCPC /BPS/ BACP/BABCP or equivalent.

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Philanthropy Assistant (Legacies & Trust)

  • Full time
  • £21,197 – £23,715
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th August 2022

This post is offered on a full time and open-ended basis.

You will provide administrative, events and communications support to assist in the delivery of legacy and trust fundraising including the management of legacy gifts and the management of relationships with donors’ families, executors and legacy pledgers.

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Top job! Clinical Lead

  • Full time
  • £44,706 – £51,799
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th April 2022

Job Purpose

The University of Glasgow is committed to the wellbeing and success of its students and to providing effective and flexible support services which aid successful study. As a key member of the Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Team, the Clinical Lead will co-lead a multi-disciplinary team of therapists and professional staff, providing mental health and wellbeing support to our community of circa 32k students.

The Clinical Lead will be expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of how the organisational context impacts on therapeutic decisions. Flexibility and the ability to respond to multiple demands and crisis situations is essential as well as experience working with people at all levels within a large organisation. You will be experienced in working with brief therapeutic modalities and in the development and implementation of support pathways in response to changing client needs. You will have expert knowledge of best counselling practice and experience of delivering training and supervision. With excellent communication skills, you will have the ability to build professional networks and establish influential relationships with colleagues, you will have a track record of leading, coaching and motivating staff including skills in implementing and managing change.

Working with the Head of Student Wellbeing and Inclusion, and in partnership with students, staff and external agencies, the Clinical Lead plays a critical role in promoting good mental health amongst students.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Share responsibility for the operational management of the service and provide leadership and day to day management for a team of counselling and wellbeing staff, ensuring that colleagues receive appropriate support, development and supervision.

2. Act as a point of clinical escalation and take responsibility for clinical decisions, ensuring that appropriate plans and support mechanisms are in place to address complexity and risk.

3. Advise and lead on the management of cases involving complex and high-risk students. Convene case conferences where necessary to agree strategies for supporting students who are considered to be a risk to themselves and/or to others.

4. Provide expert advice and guidance to the Head of Student Wellbeing and Inclusion and other senior stakeholders in connection with matters of mental health and wellbeing.

5. Develop and promote creative and innovative therapeutic approaches, which reflect the needs of the University's student community.

6. Work collaboratively with colleagues and with the student bodies, colleges and schools, to inform, deliver and support campaigns which improve mental health and wellbeing.

7. Provide expert guidance on student mental health to members of the University community and engage with colleges and schools to ensure that frontline staff have access to advice and guidance when it is required.

8. Work with the Head of Service to implement strategies for the collection and analysis of relevant data to evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of service provision, identify needs and inform service improvement and investment decisions.

9. Maintain a caseload working within a brief goal orientated model and provide initial consultations/assessments.

10. Build good working relationships with the key external agencies (e.g. Barclay Medical Practice and specialist NHS services), to facilitate fast and effective referrals and the exchange of good practice.

11. Contribute to the development of strategy and process, supporting the Head of Wellbeing & Inclusion to implement service changes and new ways of working which best meet the needs of the student body.

Leadership Behavioural Framework Effective leadership at Glasgow University is essential to achieving our vision of a world-class, world-changing university, as set out in our strategy, University of Glasgow - Explore - Strategy 2025.

The Glasgow Professional Behavioural Competency Framework describes the leadership behaviours for all university leaders in the delivery of our strategic objectives. Applicants should familiarise themselves with the framework available to download at University of Glasgow - MyGlasgow - Human Resources - The Glasgow Professional before addressing the criteria in the framework.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/Qualifications

Essential

A1 Educated to degree level or equivalent with a relevant professional, postgraduate qualification relating to mental health e.g. Postgraduate qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy or Doctorate in Counselling /Psychology.

A2 Registered with a relevant professional body such as NMC, HCPC, BABCP/BACP or registered with the Health & Care Professions Council as a Counselling/Clinical psychologist.

A3 Thorough knowledge and understanding of the BACP/HCPC ethical frameworks for the professional practice of counselling, psychotherapy, clinical/counselling psychology and supervision.

A4 Experience of working with people with complex needs and responding to people experiencing crises.

A5 A good understanding of multidisciplinary mental health teams and the interface/integration between different working practices and services

A6 Demonstrable knowledge of the specific challenges of mental health care within an HE environment.

Desirable

B1 A postgraduate qualification in clinical supervision

Skills

Essential

C1 Ability to utilise a range of therapeutic interventions and techniques to respond flexibly to the needs of service users.

C2 Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communications skills, with the ability to form positive working relationships with a wide range of staff within the University community and externally.

C3 The ability to communicate complex and sensitive clinical information to clients, senior management and a range of lay and professional persons, in a variety of situations, including those in which there is the possibility of a hostile response.

C4 Able to motivate, lead and develop a team, providing support and direction to colleagues in difficult roles and challenging support situations.

C5 Able to recognise and manage risk, make clinical judgements on complex cases and take decisive action when required, adapting approaches to suit the HE setting.

C6 Analytical and problem-solving capabilities and the ability to manage competing priorities.

C7 Able to work flexibly and creatively while maintaining personal and professional resilience

Desirable

D1 Skills in the use of CORE or similar to record, measure and manage the outcomes of therapeutic interventions.

Experience

Essential

E1 Demonstrable management and leadership experience with a clinical team, including the provision of clinical supervision

E2 Extensive experience of providing counselling and or mental health care, including working with people with complex difficulties/experiencing crisis

E3 Experience of working with external agencies operating in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

E4 Experience of developing, leading and implementing new developments and projects.

E5 Experience of policy and service development/improvement in the area of mental health and wellbeing.

Desirable

F1 Experience of working with diverse client groups e.g. students from varied ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

F2 Experience of developing and delivering training where the audience has different levels of subject knowledge.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level 8, £44,706 - £51,799 per annum.

This post is on a full-time (35 hours per week), open-ended basis.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the University Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme

The post for which you are applying is considered “registered work” in terms of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act. It requires the successful applicant to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to appointment. This check is necessary to ensure that the University of Glasgow fulfils its legal duties under the Act.

If you are successful in your application, the offer of employment will be subject to PVG Scheme membership. Further information is available at: mygov.scot/pvg-scheme

Please note that under Section 34(1) of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 it is a criminal offence to apply to carry out or to carry out regulated work from which that individual is barred.

It is the University of Glasgow mission is to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

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Disability Adviser

  • Full time
  • £36,382 – £40,927
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th October 2021

Due to the expansion of the university’s Disability Service, we are seeking three experienced disability practitioners to join our existing team as Disability Advisers. The Disability Service forms part of the Wellbeing and Inclusion Team, alongside our Counselling and Wellbeing staff. You will be joining us at a key time as we implement some exciting changes, to ensure that we offer a supportive and inclusive student experience.

This post is offered on a full time (35 hours) and open-ended basis.

You will assess the needs of current and prospective students with disabilities including those with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), Autism Spectrum Conditions and mental health conditions. You will ensure students registered with the Disability Service have access to the information, support and reasonable adjustments they require to complete their chosen academic course successfully.

You will also provide advice and support to students with disabilities ensuring the Disability Service provides a high quality focused service to all service users.

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Research and External Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £29,614 – £33,309 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th September 2021

The School of Social & Political Sciences are currently recruiting for a Research and External Engagement Officer to join their team.

The purpose of this role is to expand the research capacity and public profile of the John Smith Centre’s work programme in order to make the positive case for politics and public service. The John Smith Centre promotes civilised debate and defends representative democracy, and we support people with talent but not the means to access politics and public life. We do this through advocacy and events, academic and think tank-style research and paid internships and development opportunities.

We are committed to opening the doors to politics to a wider and more diverse audience. To help us deliver this, we are looking for a new team member to join us who has both relevant experience and passion to help us create a more inclusive and representative UK. We want to lead by example, and as such, we are particularly interested in seeing applications from under-represented groups and those with lived experience of inequality. All applications are treated fairly.

Our ideal candidate would have a strong commitment to public service, a belief in breaking down structural barriers that prohibit equality of opportunity and a desire to work in a fast paced but friendly working environment in a growing and ambitious team.

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