The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

HE Operations Manager (Internal Applications)

Please noteThis role is currently only available to internal applicants.
Salary range £44,386 - £51,458 per annum
Duration2 years
Working hoursFull time (35 hours per week)
Locationany UHI partnership location
Closing DateWednesday 21 April 2021

We are looking for an HE Operations Manager to work within the Faculty and Academic Standards Team.

This is a varied and exciting role that provides an opportunity to make a positive impact on the university’s HE curriculum and student experience. This post holds delegated quality assurance responsibilities to meet our obligations as SQA single centre for higher education, taking a strategic lead on UHI’s development in this area of provision.

You will be responsible for fulfilling all SQA Co-ordinator duties and act as key contact for single centre arrangements. You will be expected to maintain positive and professional working relationships with academic partner colleagues and SQA key contacts.  

We are looking for candidates with experience of UHI’s quality framework, as well as knowledge of SQA’s curriculum approval, qualification verification and systems verification procedures. A proven track record of effective management of project-based activities is required, together with experience of developing and implementing policy, procedures and systems.

Applications for this post are currently restricted to existing executive office and academic partner employees only.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 29 April by Microsoft Teams.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Personnel Office at or on 01463 279239.