Human Development Scotland (HDS) employ a combination of full/part-time staff and tutors/counsellors on a contractual basis.  We also value the time and commitment from volunteers for trustee roles, as well as for administration and marketing support.

Current vacancies

Academic Administrative Assistant

Fixed Term Contract (initially 1 year), part-time (21 hours per week), £20,000 pro rata

The Academic Administrative Assistant will work closely with the Operations Manager and Course Leads in the delivery of assigned academic courses and a range of short courses. The postholder will work closely with teaching staff and students providing an efficient and supportive working environment.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Support the Course Leads with providing full administration for their assigned academic and short courses
  • Design / create student registrations and monitor attendance
  • Upload course material to Moodle and provide reading material as directed by teaching staff
  • Set up online tutorials, updating relevant calendars
  • Process assignments / marking in line with accredited organisations
  • Register students and issue certificates
  • Oversee assigned course enquiries (telephone, in person and by email)
  • Support the Operations Manager with the recruitment of all students on all courses
  • Provide minute taking service for course related Training Committee / Tutor meetings
  • Provide office administration and facilities support when classes are taking place ensuring the training suite / seminar rooms are set up for classes
  • Ensure all manual and electronic filing systems are kept up to date
  • Create and issue purchase orders to tutors on a termly basis
  • Prepare invoices for student tuition fees
  • Issue and track payment agreements for tuition fees
  • Other general duties as directed by the Operations Manager

Click here to view the job description

Organisation and self-motivation are key within this role as the post holder must be able to work to objectives without close supervision and manage their own time effectively.

The successful candidate will play an essential role in a small and friendly team, providing full administrative support to the academic courses.

How to apply

  • All candidates are required to complete our application form which must be received by the closing date.
  • Please do not forward CVs as these will not be accepted without a completed application form.

Click here to complete the job application form (in MS Word format)

Closing date for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 8 July.  Interviews will take place week commencing 13 July.


If you require further information, please contact Jigjit Kaur Tait, Operations Manager on 0141 331 2419 or by email: [email protected] 


We have a vacancy on our HDS Board for a Trustee. This voluntary role would suit someone with a charity or fundraising background, or experience as a practitioner in the field who wishes to expand their governance experience and contribute to the growth and development of a small and expanding organisation. 

If you are interested or want to have an informal discussion, please call us on 0141 331 2419 or email [email protected] for more information.

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