Previous Opportunities

Director of Access, Learning and Outcomes

84,481 – 101,215
This position is now closed to applications.

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is helping make Scotland the best place in the world to learn, educate, research and innovate. Investing around £1.8 billion of public money each year, SFC’s funding enables Scotland’s colleges and universities to provide life-changing opportunities for over half a million people.  Our funding to support innovation from Scotland’s universities and colleges is helping solve some of the big challenges facing our economy and society – today and in the future. Our work in widening access is bringing colleges and universities together in new ways and providing more people with more routes into learning and skills.

Our aim as an organisation is to be an innovative, effective public body capable of leading, investing in and delivering ambitious change in support of Scottish Government priorities for wellbeing and inclusive economic growth.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, your role will be to lead and manage the Access, Learning and Outcomes Directorate with responsibility for negotiating outcome agreements with Scotland’s Universities and College’s which will require ongoing integrated performance assessments of all institutions. You will support collaboration, more efficient models of provision and new integrated tertiary opportunities to secure better learning and economic development outcomes, as well as the future sustainability of institutions and the sectors overall.

The successful candidate will be a confident and visible leader inside and outside the organisation and have strong stakeholder and relationship management skills. Results driven and with the ability to analyse complex data, you will have previous experience of working at a senior level, developing policy and contributing to the overall strategic development of the organisation.

To find out more about the opportunity, the organisation and how to apply, please visit

For a confidential discussion please contact Donogh O’Brien or Lesley Drew at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please complete the short form below and attach your cover letter, CV and Equal Opportunities Form. 

Equal Opportunities Form

Disability Confident Scheme

SFC participates in the Disability Confident scheme. Under this scheme, all candidates who consider themselves to be disabled in terms of the Equality Act 2010, and who meet the essential minimum criteria for the post will be guaranteed an interview.

Note: In the Equality Act, a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities. Further guidance in relation to the meaning of disability is accessible on the Directgov’s website as follows: Disability and the Equality Act 2010.

If you wish to apply under the Disability Confident scheme please complete the form below and submit it with your application or email this to

Disability Confident Scheme Form

You should receive an automatic acknowledgement when you apply – if you do not receive this, please contact Katy Gall on 0141 212 7555. 

Closing date: Monday 28th October 2019