School Placements Administrator

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
Grade 3: £22,630 - £25,285 per annum, pro rata
14 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Part Time

School of Health and Life Sciences                                                             

School Placements Administrator – REQ002022 

Part-time:  17.5 Hours per week

Working Pattern: Monday 1.30 pm – 4.45pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 8.45 am – 4.45pm

The School Placements Administrator will play a key role in relation to student placements.

The successful appointee will provide a high-quality administrative service to colleagues in the School that are engaged in placement activity, placing students across all School programmes and to nurture and maintain relationships with key health boards, local authority partners and employers.

As a key member of the Placement Team, the post holder will take a proactive role in liaising with Placement Coordinator and Placement Officer to co-ordinate the process of checking information ensuring accurate curricula data is attached to each student on the InPlace student placement system.

The successful candidate will be educated to HNC level or with equivalent experience in a similar role demonstrated through relevant and practical work experience.

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


UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). 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.

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
  • Free gym membership
  • 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

Interview date:          Friday 21st April 2023

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.

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