We offer great opportunities for people interested in working in a membership organisation for the higher education sector.

Come join our team!

We are currently recruiting for Connected Scotland Project Officer.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a new role supporting the work of Scotland’s universities internationally and their impact on the economy and culture of Scotland.

Universities Scotland is the representative organisation for Scottish higher education institutions. Together with our partners – British Council Scotland, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s Enterprise Bodies, Colleges Scotland, Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Government – we have formed ‘Connected Scotland’, a partnership to better co-ordinate our actions internationally.

Working with colleagues across Scotland’s universities and these partner organisations you will be at the heart of the strategy for, and delivery of, joint action. This will include support for major international missions; Scotland’s presence at key international events; and promotional campaigns such as Scotland is Now.

Working in a small team this is a role at the heart of policy and practical action. It will bring variety, a requirement for consistent quality and for promptness of action. You will have a strength for understanding members’ and stakeholders’ priorities and offering solutions. Whilst supported by the Senior Policy Officer (International), you will have the capacity to work independently and to be authoritative and persuasive in your presentation to senior audiences within and outside Universities Scotland.

Interviews will take place on 29 August 2018.

See more information and apply for the role here.

Our work brings together the leaders of Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions to discuss and debate higher education issues, and to represent and campaign on their behalf to the government, business, media and beyond. 

Benefits of working in our organisation include:

  • 27 days annual leave, four discretionary days and bank holidays
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Flexitime system
  • Homeworking policy
  • 24-hour employee support line
  • Childcare voucher scheme