Divisional Coordinator

PA1 2BE, Paisley
Grade 4: £25,948 to £30,619 per annum
21 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Health and Life Sciences

Divisional Coordinator – REQ002030                                                         

The School of Health and Life Sciences is seeking to recruit an experienced and highly organised Divisional Co-ordinator to become a key member of the School’s Professional Support Team based at Paisley Campus.

In this busy role as Divisional Co-ordinator, you will provide a high level of administrative support to academic staff and students across the Division, primarily based at Paisley Campus.  

The post holder will have responsibility for key areas within the Division such as programme set-up and maintenance; online enrolment set up including managing student enrolment queries; School Assessment Board and Board of Examiners management and organisation; external examiners; module and programme amendments; Institution Led Reviews/Programme Approvals; and student enquiries.  The post holder will also be Committee Secretary to the Divisional Programme Board.

The post is integral to the smooth running of administrative processes in the Division within the School, whilst also providing additional support to other Divisions within the School as required at peak periods of the academic year.

You will be educated to HND level or have equivalent relevant experience and have experience of working in administration, ideally within education and a customer focused environment.  Proficiency in IT and Microsoft applications is essential, as is experience of servicing meetings. Experience of supporting board/committee meetings is desirable.

You will have well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with staff and students on all levels.  In addition, you will possess excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to plan under your own initiative and work to specific deadlines and conflicting priorities.  A flexible and adaptable approach to work is crucial with the ability to work in a team environment, supporting colleagues and sharing expertise.

This post will be based at the Paisley Campus, however, Divisional Co-ordinators may be required to work at any UWS campuses from time to time to meet needs of the business.  The team are currently working a hybrid model of on campus and remotely.


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

Closing date:                   Wednesday 12th April 2023

Interview date:                 Monday 24th 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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