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Assistant Principal Culture and Resources

Assistant Principal Culture and Resources
£75,904 (pay award pending)

Fife College is one of the largest and most ambitious skills organisations in East Central Scotland, a major regional employer, and a respected public body.  The College has around 30,000 enrolled learners, with 6,000 studying on a full-time basis.  Our most recent Student Satisfaction Survey showed 93% satisfaction rate, with 94% of students confirming they would recommend to others.  We have a total turnover of over £57 million, of which 76% is funding from the Scottish Funding Council.  Fife College employs over 900 staff.

Fife College is building a renewed and focused College Leadership Team to drive it ambition to be the greatest community college we can be, building on 125 years of heritage and growth.

We are excited to be recruiting a new Assistant Principal, who will lead the development and delivery of excellent and innovative finance, human resources, payroll, procurement and organisational development strategies and services focussed on delivering the College’s strategic priorities.

This vacancy also comes at an exciting time for the College which will have a ground-breaking new learning campus in Dunfermline due to open during the 2025/26 academic year, and with record numbers of our successful students advancing to work and further study.

The Assistant Principal will provide vision, leadership, inspiration and motivation to specialist teams ensuring optimal performance across the services within the remit of the role, aligned to the refreshed 2025-29 college strategy.

The successful candidate will be values driven and a highly motivated team player who has inspirational leadership skills. We want to work with proactive and strategic senior colleagues, ambitious for being part of a significant change and improvement journey, with values that root them in outstanding community-centred learning.

As well as an outstanding track record of achievement as a senior professional within a large organisation, you will ideally have some understanding of the college sector.

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For a confidential discussion please contact Gillian Blackadder or Donogh O’Brien on 0141 212 7555.

This vacancy may close early if we have a high number of applications. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Interviews: Thursday 11th April (TBC)

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter as one document via the apply button.