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:

Student Development Officer

Reference no.1856814
Salary range £24,574 - £26,074 per annum (UHI Grade Five)
DurationFixed term for 12 months (maternity cover)
Working hoursFull time (35 hours per week)
LocationCentre for Health Science, Inverness (or an academic partner by agreement)
Closing DateWednesday 22 January 2020

As our Student Development Officer, you will be providing administrative support to the National Students’ Survey and managing the running and development of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award through our academic partners. You will also be supporting student engagement generally through the organisation of a number of committees and groups, maintaining surveys and implementing new methods of providing feedback on the survey results’ actions.

As part of the Student Services Department, you will work to support the wider team in enabling students to participate fully in their university experience. 

The successful candidate will have an HND or degree (or equivalent experiential learning) as well as experience of working independently. You will need to be I.T. literate and able to problem solve, keen to develop your expertise in a new area and able to work without close supervision within a physically dispersed team. Some travel will be required as part of this role. 

This position will suit a self-motivated individual who enjoys working without close supervision to develop solutions to objectives they are tasked to deliver.

For further information, a detailed Job Description and the relevant Person Specification, please see documents below.

Interviews will be held on Friday 7 February 2020, at the Highland Theological College UHI, in Dingwall.

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