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Principal & CEO

This position is now closed to applications.


Inspiring Futures, Transforming Lives, Supporting Communities

The opportunity

Are you a motivated, innovative and inspirational leader with success in transforming the lives of others? Would you like to inspire future careers and support the wider communities of Edinburgh and the Lothians? Edinburgh College are looking for their next Principal and Chief Executive to continue the transformation they have achieved over the last few years. They want to make sure their college makes the very best of the opportunities in their region and that their change programmes are delivered well – to benefit the college community, the capital city and the wider economic region.

The college

Edinburgh College is one of the largest colleges in the UK, serving a population of more than 680,000 people and providing more than 700 courses annually to 19,000 students. They are one of the largest colleges in the UK, employing around 1,250 people across 4 campuses and 30 outreach centres. Their mission is to be a leading college providing excellent education through quality curriculum. Their students will be enriched through their experience and achievements. The college will continue to support the region’s economic development and enhance its reputation as a valued partner.

Their approach

Edinburgh College strives to deliver a superb student experience, support and inspire their people, value their partnerships and enrich their communities, while transforming their college to be even more efficient and effective – ultimately providing an excellent curriculum for all who learn there. They work together to put students at the centre of all they do, while being responsible, respectful and trustworthy themselves.

How can you help?

Working with the ambitious senior management team, you will be used to solving complex problems and making a real impact. They’re looking for an inspirational leader who is passionate about education to lead their Executive team. They want someone who will also inspire and support all staff to continue making their vision a reality.


Contact Aspen People for more information by calling Donogh O’Brien or Liam Kelly on 0141 212 7555 for a confidential discussion. You can also find out more about the role by visiting

Next steps

The deadline for applications is 22 April 2018, with shortlisting on 1 May and the selection process taking place across 10 and 11 May.

To apply, please complete the short form below and upload your CV, covering letter / supporting statement and equal opportunities form below. 

You will receive an email acknowledgement of your application within 24 hours. If you do not receive this please contact Kelsey Sinclair on 0141 212 7555 to ensure it has been received.