Charity registered in Scotland SC043946
Advance HE works globally to help higher education shape its future. We bring together HE-focused expertise from across our entire sector in teaching and learning; equality, diversity and inclusion; leadership and governance, to help universities to deliver a world-class experience for their students. We do this through the provision of specialist knowledge and resources, externally recognised benchmarking and recognition schemes, and a member-focused, collaborative approach.
Reporting to the Assistant Director (Scotland and devolved nations), the Programme Adviser (Scotland) will provide support to the Assistant Director to ensure the successful delivery of the Operations Plan, utilising resources effectively and efficiently whilst actively promoting the values and culture of the organisation. The post holder will design, develop and lead on the implementation of designated equality projects and have responsibility for specific policy and stakeholder engagement activity.
Advance HE is delighted to announce an exciting, flexible opportunity for a Policy and Programme Adviser (Scotland) in the Membership and Accreditation Directorate, to lead our support on Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter for Scottish institutions.
Advance HE is committed to supporting diverse talent within its organisation and we would particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates.
The successful applicant will primarily provide strategic consultancy, training and advice to institutions making applications for Athena SWAN and REC awards in Scotland support, and support the sector networks that support these charters, as part of Advance HE’s programme supported by the Scottish Funding Council.
We are looking for candidates with a collaborative and supporting personal style, a commitment to quality assurance and a high level of integrity. They should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to build effective relationships at all levels of an institution and a willingness to provide constructive challenge. Whilst the candidate will work regularly from the Edinburgh office, home-based candidates are encouraged to apply. Some travel to London and York will also be necessary.