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Director of Skills & Marketing

Dumfries and Galloway College

Director of Skills and Marketing


Permanent – Hybrid

Full Time


About us

Dumfries and Galloway College is located in South West Scotland, the gateway to three countries – Scotland, England and Ireland.  Our campus sites in Dumfries and Stranraer reflect the commitment of the College in serving the needs of the whole of the Region.

We are an award winning college and have been recognised for the development and delivery of net zero skills in the region, we were recently awarded Net Zero Hero in the Dumfries Chamber of Commerce awards and in May were awarded a Herald Higher Education prize for Outstanding Business Engagement for our work with the National Health Service.

Aspen People are delighted to be working together with Dumfries and Galloway College to appoint a new Director of Skills and Marketing!

About the role

This role is responsible for meeting the strategic aims, objectives and targets of the College through delivery of a Growth and Innovation Strategy, securing and enhancing the positioning of the college by developing commercial activity to increase non -SFC and SFC funding.


  • Manage and maximise income opportunities.
  • Set a direction for the teams to follow and support them to achieve the end goal.
  • Develop strategic plans and business cases.
  • Manage and lead staff and managers.
  • Present complex ideas to a wide range of audiences.

Do you have experience of commercial new business development with the vision to search the market for new ventures to further diversify our growing portfolio? Are you a results orientated inspirational leader with a good understanding of corporate governance? Do you have good analytical skills and the ideas to allow us to grow while understanding the public sector we operate in?

For full details of the role, please refer to the job description and person specification in below.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Gillian Blackadder or Katharine Price at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.



Job Description


Person Specification