Quality Enhancement Officer

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£30,497 per annum
05 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Paisley Campus
Quality Enhancement Officer
Grade 5 £30,497 per annum

This exciting post, offered initially on an interim basis for 8 months (end of April 2023), has arisen in the Quality Enhancement and Standards Team (QuEST). We are seeking a proactive and enthusiastic individual to join QuEST.

The post holder will be responsible for providing professional and specialist guidance to staff across the University on all areas of the University quality enhancement activities and contributing to policy development in these areas.  You will manage the work of the Academic Quality Committee which has responsibility for the appointment of external examiners (in line with the requirement of the QAA and UKVI), overseeing the mapping to the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and the  operation and development of the University's quality assurance and enhancement framework.  You will also support Enhancement and Annual Monitoring activities and participate in Institution-Led Reviews.

The successful candidate should have the following: 

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in Higher Education Administration;
  • Experience of quality assurance / enhancement;
  • Experience of effective committee management, report writing, drafting briefings and presentations;
  • A can-do attitude, a commitment to identifying flexible solutions and a focus on partnership working is essential.

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.  
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. Find out more about our Professional Services teams. 

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
  • 19.3% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension 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.

Job Description and Person Specification:
The interview will include a practical element; most likely a review of a document.

Closing Date: 14th July 2022
Interview Date: 10th & 11th August 2022

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.