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Chief Executive Recruitment

Chief Executive
Salary: c.£78,000

Hybrid working model


The current Chief Executive will retire at the end of 2022 and so the Partnership is now planning for a new Chief Executive to build on the successes to date and to lead the organisation moving forward.

The Chief Executive will:

  • Be the advocate and public face of SCQF and SCQFP to government and to bodies with interests in education and training in Scotland;
  • Act as chief advisor on matters of policy, strategy and practice to the Partnership Board and its committees;
  • Formulate proposals, generate consensus and implement decisions on behalf of the Board and in accordance with public policies;
  • Through enlightened staff management and judicious public communications, implement Board-led policy and practice and achieve objectives set by the Board;
  • Build and maintain trusted relationships with partners across sectors and borders;
  • Manage the Partnership as a viable and sustainable business.

The successful candidate will show proven success at a managerial level in a policy environment, demonstrating strong analytical thinking and astute judgement, particularly in respect of learners securing access to, and recognition of, educational attainments. They will be an excellent communicator with a high level of confidence and clarity and able to work easily with a wide range of people and organisations across diverse media.

As a well-organised leader, they will be able to manage, empower and elevate a team of staff whilst simultaneously operating on a strategic, innovative and risk-aware level. The role requires a comprehensive knowledge of education, quality assurance and skills development and recognition, and the successful candidate will be expected to join colleagues in leading on such operational matters when necessary.

This is a great opportunity to join the SCQFP at a dynamic time for the organisation, and a time of great change and challenge in the economy, working with a committed team and trusted partners to invest in Scotland’s lifelong learning. With major reviews and consultations ongoing in the education, training and skills sector, this is the perfect time for the right candidate to play a leading role in change and to steer the organisation towards new horizons.

For more information please review the Job Description below.


Chief Executive Job Description


Chief Executive Terms and Conditions