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Principal and Chief Executive

This position is now closed to applications.


The Board of Dundee and Angus College is looking for a Principal and Chief Executive as a result of the forthcoming retirement of the current Principal.

Formed from a successful merger of two highly respected predecessor colleges in 2013, the new College serves both the city of Dundee and rural Angus communities.

Reporting to the Chair of the Dundee and Angus College Board, the Principal is the most senior member of the College’s Executive Management Team, with the other members (Depute Principal and Assistant Principals) reporting to this role.

There are 3 key features of this role:

  • To lead a vibrant, dynamic and confident College that inspires success in its students and staff, delivers outstanding performance, and is highly regarded and sought after by partners, employers and the wider community.


  • To provide inspiring leadership and achieve the ambitions set out by the College Board, while embedding the College’s values of success, innovation, trust, respect and inspiration.


  • To deliver the College’s mission to generate regional economic growth and social well-being through the provision of skills and education for individuals, employers and the wider community.


The successful candidate will have a significant and successful track record of strategic leadership and management at senior level in a complex environment. They will be a respected and inspirational leader and have extensive experience of building valuable and influential relationships with individuals and organisations at a local and national level. Knowledge of the complex educational and political environment within which the College operates is essential. An innovative thinker with a real sense of purpose and courage is required to represent and lead the College with passion and credibility. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in Dundee and Angus, working with many partners to achieve the College’s ambitions, generate economic growth, and develop confident, successful learners who are inspired by their learning experience.

More information about the role, and a guide on how to apply, can be found at For a confidential discussion on your suitability for the role please call Donogh O’Brien or Kelsey Sinclair on 0141 212 7555.