University of Glassgow

University of Glassgow

Transnational Education (TNE) Policy & Governance Manager

United Kingdom

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Transnational Education (TNE) Policy & Governance Manager

Transnational Education (TNE) Policy & Governance Manager

Job Purpose

The TNE Policy & Governance Manager will support the development and management of the University's collaborative partnerships that involve students studying for a University of Glasgow academic award. In particular, the post will be a focal point for coordination and action/issue resolution, ensuring the delivery of effective and timely support for the University's TNE operations. The role holder will provide direct support for the TNE Deans/Director of University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS) and the Senior TNE Strategy, Policy & Governance Manager, independently managing a wide range of high-level operational and coordination actions linked to central services support and arising through the operation of the University's TNE governance structures. The role holder will also play a key role in ensuring alignment and coordination with School and College activity.

Main Duties

Reporting to the Senior TNE Strategy, Policy & Governance Manager:

1. Independently support and manage meetings of the University's TNE Board, Joint Management Boards, Joint Executive Groups, Operations Committees and weekly TNE leadership meetings, as relates to central University functions and/or University policy and process. This includes maintenance of the TNE Board risk register with direction from the Senior TNE Strategy, Policy & Governance Manager.

2. Working with colleagues across the University, proactively and independently track and resolve actions and issues as they arise though TNE governance structures, formal meetings and on an ad hoc basis, reporting on resolution or escalating as appropriate. This will include dealing with day- to-day enquiries, internally and externally and associated tasks.

3. Build effective relationships with partners, Colleges, Schools and across University Services to deliver and strengthen TNE programmes and associated operations. In particular, key contacts at TNE partner institutions and (within the University) College and School professional services colleagues, the wider Student & Academic Services team, External Relations, People & Organisational Development, Finance, Research & Innovation and Information Services.

4. Effectively resolving issues relating to academic policy, compliance or contractual obligations, and operational matters, reporting to and seeking guidance (where appropriate) from the Senior TNE Strategy, Policy & Governance Manager and (where relevant) the wider Academic Policy & Governance team within the Academic Services Division.

5. Supporting the effective management of new initiatives and/or changes to modes of operation, deploying appropriate project management methodology where required.

6. Developing and delivering programmes of activity for incoming and outgoing high-level TNE delegations.

7. Coordinating with School, College and central professional services teams to manage, and ‘mainstream' wherever possible, support for activity related to TNE operations across all areas.

8. Drafting relevant papers, policy documentation, proposals, frameworks and reports related to developments and/or operations in the area of responsibility.

9. Provide advice and support to the TNE Coordinator and Academic Collaborations Coordinator on matters related to TNE partnerships.

10. Contribute to the work and development of Academic Policy & Governance and wider Academic Services division. This may include such activity as support for quality enhancement and assurance procedures. Actively participate in Academic Policy & Governance team meetings and business and contribute to planning processes.

11. Undertake other duties as assigned by the Academic Policy & Governance management team.



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 9 (Ordinary Degree, Scottish Vocational Qualification level 4, or equivalent).

A2 Knowledge and understanding of education partnerships and their operation within the HE sector.

A3 Knowledge of academic structures, systems and processes in a multi-faculty university, including those for quality assurance and enhancement.


B1 Good knowledge of academic programme structures, HE qualifications and associated academic regulations and governance.



C1 Ability to recognise and effectively analyse a wide range of internal and external factors, including complex data, which may impact on TNE operations and to develop solutions to overcome barriers and (where required) mitigate risk.

C2 A confident and highly skilled communicator in wide range of situations (inc. intercultural communication), able to establish and maintain productive relationships internally and externally.

C3 Financially literate and with an appreciation for financial management practices and processes.

C4 A strong team player with an inclusive and purposeful team-based approach .

C5 Comfortable working with ambiguity and able to develop and clarify ideas in order to seek consensus and establish direction – proactive, creative and solution-focused.

C6 Strong affinity with the academic environment.

C7 Credibility and influence to work effectively with academic staff and senior decision makers, building trust through a business partnering approach.

C8 Good organisational and time management skills.



E1 Experience of supporting formal committees and producing high-quality documentation (e.g., agendas, minutes and papers).

E2 Experience of partnership working and progressing business objectives in complex organisations, or involving multiple stakeholders.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and open ended. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 134008 Close Date : 07-Jan-2024 23:45

Job details


Transnational Education (TNE) Policy & Governance Manager


University of Glassgow


United Kingdom


November 17, 2023

Application deadline

January 07, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,Education,Political Science,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen during the 18th century. Among the ancient universities in the UK, the University of Glasgow is one of the eight institutions that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines. The university comprises four colleges that include the College of Science & Engineering, College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and College of Social Sciences.

The university is spread over different campuses. The main campus is the Gilmorehill campus situated in Hillhead. The campus in the Garscube Estate in Bearsden houses the Veterinary School and sports facilities of the university and Dental school, the medical section is taken care of at Gartnavel Royal Hospital located on Great Western Road. Moreover, the Crichton campus and the teaching center at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Dumfries are jointly operated by the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow has 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide. It is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities

The university has introduced the World-Changing Alumni award for celebrating the excellent performance of the notable alumni. The winners include Susanne Mitschke in 2017 and Matt Fountain in 2016. Some of the other notable alumni who are now being recognized by the world include the three Prime Ministers namely Bonar Law, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and William Lamb.

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