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VP Finance and Resources

North East Scotland College
Vice Principal Finance and Resources

The Role:

North East Scotland College (NESCol) is one of the largest providers of vocational education and training in Scotland, driving positive social and economic change as an anchor institution in the communities it serves.

The College is proud of its role in the evolution of traditional industries and is fundamental to supporting new and emerging sectors, including energy transition, net zero and other key growth areas for the regional economy.

An engaging, supportive and inclusive learning environment is at the heart of a College experience and should be designed to give every student the opportunity to fulfil their potential in employment and in life.

Aspen People are working with NESCol to appoint a new Vice Principal – Finance and Resources.

The successful candidate will have a central role to play in realising NESCol’s ambition of becoming Scotland’s best performing College.

The Vice Principal Finance and Resources will be a member of the College Executive Team and, in close collaboration with the Principal and Chief Executive, will be responsible for the strategic, financial and operational direction of the areas within the post’s remit.

This will include responsibility for the following functions: Finance, Estates, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Safety & Security, Student Access & Inclusion and IT & Technical Services alongside the management of a range of significant corporate contracts.

The ideal candidate will be degree educated or with a relevant equivalent professional qualification, with evidence of continuous professional development.

They will also have a proven track record and relevant experience of strategic leadership of a finance function in a diverse organisation, and experience of successful strategic planning processes across all areas of responsibility of the post.

A current understanding of the Scottish College Sector and policy developments which will impact upon education and training in the Scottish post 16 educational environment is also desirable.

More information can be found within the Job Description & Person Specification below. 


Job Description & Person Specification