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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh is committed to providing thoroughly relevant teaching and research. Our research is focused on making a real practical impact on everyday life, and our courses are designed to produce well prepared, well rounded and flexible graduates. We have widely recognised expertise in the areas of health and rehabilitation; sustainable business and creativity and culture.
Join a University where people are at the heart of all its activities. A University that's main purpose is helping to create a better society through education, research and innovation, and by providing a supportive and creative learning environment in which students and staff thrive. A University that is committed to being an excellent employer and enables staff to reach to their full potential by investing in their development.
Queen Margaret University aims to offer its students a positive and enjoyable student experience. The Student Services department has a central role in that experience, ensuring that the best possible information, advice, guidance and support is in place to enable students to be active and successful in both their academic and social activities.
The Disability Service, which sits within Student Services, is seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced Disability Adviser and DSA Needs Assessor to provide a full range of disability advice and support provision to students, including DSA Needs Assessments. Currently up to 700 students, with a range of disabilities, are known to the service.
Educated to degree level or equivalent and presenting excellent communication skills, you will be experienced in the provision of support to students with a wide range of disabilities including undertaking disability needs assessments. You will have an understanding of the processes in Higher Education related to applications for Disabled Students Allowance, coupled with knowledge and experience of using a variety of dyslexia screening tools as well as assistive technology.
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Queen Margaret University’s Court, which is the University’s governing body, is looking to appoint up to three new independent (Lay) members to start in October 2023, with an additional vacancy arising in January 2024.
This is an opportunity to contribute to a university with strong values, committed to creating a better society through education, research and innovation and by providing a supportive and creative learning environment in which students and staff thrive.
In appointing to vacancies we are looking to rebalance and, in some areas, enhance the Court in terms of membership skills and experience; and in terms of member diversity, to better reflect the communities that the university serves.
We recognise the value that diversity of perspectives and lived experiences brings to Court, and therefore would welcome and encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, and to preserve gender balance on the Court in accordance with the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018, we would welcome and encourage applications from women.
We are particularly interested to hear from individuals who can bring expertise and/or experience in the following areas: Education; Finance and Audit; Food and Drink; Health and Health Policy; Human Resources; and Legal.
Number of positions advertised: Up to 5
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The University Court, which is the University’s governing body, is seeking to appoint to a number of vacancies that will arise in its independent (Lay) membership over the calendar year 2022. Lay members are independent of the University and are crucial in providing an external perspective on important issues. We are particularly interested to hear from individuals who can bring expertise and/or experience in the following areas:
Applicants with other specialist knowledge are also welcome to apply.
In appointing to vacancies, we are looking to rebalance and in some areas, enhance the Court in terms of membership skills and experience, and in terms of member diversity. We would welcome and encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, and to preserve gender balance on the Court, we would welcome and encourage applications from women.
You will have experience as a member of a board/s or committee/s, or experience of operating at a strategic level in a professional role. Consideration will be given also to individuals with professional expertise who demonstrate the capacity to develop as a skilled member of the Court once appointed to the role. We will provide comprehensive training and support to appointees who are early in their board career.
You will be an excellent communicator with appropriate negotiation, presentation and influencing skills. You will be supportive of the University’s ethos, mission and values, and be committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Irene Hynd, University Secretary (email@example.com).