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Universities Scotland is the representative body of Scotland's 19 higher education institutions. We develop policy on behalf of the university sector and campaign publicly on higher education issues.

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Vacancy: Policy Assistant
Salary range £20,641 to £22,782. Closing date for applications is midnight, Thursday 3 September 2015

Universities Scotland is the representative body of Scotland's 19 higher education institutions. We develop policy on behalf of the university sector and campaign publicly on higher education issues. We are looking for an enthusiastic and able individual to fill the role of Policy Assistant, working in both the Resources & Governance and Research & Innovation teams. The successful candidate will provide administrative and secretariat support to a number of policy committees and will support the work of Senior Policy Officers by contributing to the analysis and development of policy affecting (i) the resourcing and governance of higher education institutions and (ii) academic research and its dissemination in the wider economy and society. The postholder will also provide secretariat support directly to an external organisation, the Board for Academic Medicine. This role is an opportunity to work at the centre of Scottish higher education and to play a part in shaping the policy environment to support the sector's success. For full details and to apply online please vist the Universities UK website here.

 

Scotland's universities proud to produce graduates with the best record of professional level jobs in the UK

Data published today, 25 June 2015, by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education in the United Kingdom for the academic year 2013/14 showed that graduates from Scotland's 19 higher education institutions have the best record of professional level jobs in the UK. Read the full Universities Scotland news release

 

Good governance remains the priority for Principals as a new bill on HE governance is introduced

As a new Bill on higher education governance is introduced to Holyrood today (Wednesday 17 June) university leaders said their priority would be working with politicians and stakeholders to ensure the final legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament is consistent with good governance with strong lines of accountability. Universities Scotland will give the Bill close scrutiny to ensure this. Read Universities Scotland's news release