Legal Services Coordinator

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University of the West of Scotland

Paisley Campus

Salary: Grade 4: £26,455-£31,396 per annum

Full Time: 35 Hours per week, Permanent

THE POST - Legal Services Coordinator

We are currently recruiting for an administrator to support the Legal Services team in providing high quality legal support to the University. We are seeking a proactive and organised individual with a flexible and adaptable approach to work.

One of the main duties of the role will be to co-ordinate the University’s response to requests made under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Data Protection Act 2018 but there will also be opportunities to become involved in general legal work and other projects within the Legal Services team.

Some previous experience working in an information governance environment is preferred but applications from candidates with a legal qualification and some knowledge/experience in this area who are interested in developing their career will be considered and appropriate training and support can be provided.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • HND/SVQ Level 4 or equivalent in a legal discipline or have relevant practical administrative experience in a legal environment;
  • Experience or knowledge of information governance issues (data protection, freedom of information or records management)
  • Be a dedicated team player who can also use own initiative to resolve day to day operational issues;
  • Be an exceptional communicator, both verbal and written
  • Have excellent organisational skills with high level of attention to detail
  • Be proficient with a range of Microsoft Office packages
  • The ability to deal with highly sensitive information and respect confidentiality.


The University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.

UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 200 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2023 Young University Rankings).

Our professional services teams are the backbone of UWS, providing robust and innovative solutions to support the vast range of work across learning and teaching, and research and innovation. You will join a supportive and dedicated team, playing a key role in a range of work that will help drive forward our ambition to deliver world-leading research, and graduates who will design, shape and build a new future.

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

  • 24 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • An additional days leave on your birthday
  • Defined benefit contribution pension scheme (currently 19.3%), including death in service benefits upon joining the scheme.
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Closing Date: Friday 28th June 2024 at 12:00

Interview Date: W/C 8th July 2024

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a "Disability Confident" employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

Reference: 52918839

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