Business manager


School of Education and Social Sciences
Paisley Campus (with travel to other campus locations)

School business manager
Grade 8: £51,799 – £60,022
Full time, permanent

THE POST – School Affairs Officer
This is an exciting opportunity to join the School Dean’s leadership group and make a real impact in the lives of students and colleagues. The role is to work closely with the Dean and Vice-Dean of the School and shape the strategic and operational issues of the School. Our school prides itself on its CORE values ​​and our diverse DEG is looking for a dynamic, proactive and innovative Business Manager to join our team.

Reporting to the Dean of the School, the successful individual in this senior administrative role will be responsible for leading and managing the School’s service delivery teams. Playing a key role in the success of the school, you will contribute to a range of school governance, policy, strategy and operations issues, manage the school budget and develop systems and processes that underlie the main activity of the school and the university.

You will support the Dean of the School and the wider School leadership team in the creation, implementation and achievement of the School’s strategic and operational plans in key strategic policy portfolios of the School. education, research and enterprise, and internationalization. You will be required to represent the School at a number of internal/external events. Experience in managing transnational collaborations would be an advantage

The University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and fastest growing modern universities. Our reach across the country, as well as our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation and one of the leading providers of undergraduate, postgraduate and of research. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that prepare them for global success in cutting-edge sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to discover the joy of learning, teaching, researching and innovating, and applying their knowledge for the benefit others.
Our professional services teams are the backbone of the UWS, providing robust and innovative solutions to support the wide range of work in learning and teaching, research and innovation. You will join a supportive and dedicated team, playing a key role in a range of work that will help advance our ambition to deliver cutting-edge research and graduates who will design, shape and build a new future. Learn more about our professional services teams.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • 24 days of annual leave, plus an additional 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 19.3% pension contribution from the employer, including compensation for death in service when joining the pension plan
  • A flexible approach to work pace and work-life balance
  • Employee discount program at 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities on our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellness resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for professional development, career and research.

Closing date: June 13, 2022
Date of interview: w/c June 20 and 27, 2022

Further information, including details on how to apply, is available at

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.
UWS is a “disability-confident” employer.
The University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.