Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £30,046.00 - £35,844.00 gross per year
  • Paisley


Full-time: 35 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to join University of the West of Scotland (UWS), one of Higher Education’s most innovative modern universities.

We have 4 vibrant campuses across the West of Scotland as well as a campus in central London.

Our campuses boast some of the most modern, pioneering and sustainable Higher Education learning and teaching facilities in the UK – our new Lanarkshire Campus was the winner of the ‘sustainable buildings that inspire’ accolade in the Guardian University Awards 2019.

The University’s 19,900 student population includes a growing international student cohort comprising more than 140 nationalities.

We have also established ourselves as a force for good through our internationally relevant ground-breaking research in areas including eye-care, drone technology, artificial intelligence, thin films and sensors, 5G networking, arthritis and dementia care.

UWS was ranked in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019 as being in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 and the highest ranked young university in Scotland.

The role

This is a key role in the University’s high-performing Marketing & Student Recruitment Department. The post holder will contribute to the delivery of core digital marketing and UX projects in line with our corporate brand and support schools and departments across UWS with their digital marketing, social media and engagement ambitions as required.

The post holder will assist with and develop digital activities for corporate and recruitment campaigns to support an innovative digital first approach to marketing.

Our ideal candidate will have proven experience of content management systems and have created written content for web, email and digital marketing. You will have a strong understanding of UX design concepts, social media marketing, email marketing, SEO and Digital advertising platforms.

You will have excellent IT skills, a working knowledge of HTML, a good knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud or other graphics software. You should have knowledge of Web Analytics Tools (eg Google Analytics) and Paid for Search (eg Adwords) Email Marketing platform (such as Dotmailer). A good understanding of traditional and digital marketing, UX and website development concepts is essential.

The successful candidate will have outstanding planning and organisational skill, work well in a team as well as independently, have great attention to detail and the ability to work flexibly to shifting deadlines and priorities. A relevant degree or equivalent is required.

The successful candidate should be a creative problem solver, with a passion for emerging digital technology.

For an informal discussion please contact John Tafe, Head of Digital and Web at

  • education
  • html
  • seo
  • software
  • teaching