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Principal & Chief Executive

Dumfries & Galloway
This position is now closed to applications.

The College is a hub for education within the region with campuses in Dumfries and Stranraer, and investment in new technologies over the next 12 to 24 months to develop new and innovative learning and teaching to a wider audience.

The College has around 5000 learners across 2 campuses and the wider region and we aim to be the institution of choice to encourage learners to remain within the region and contributing towards the local economy.

The College is committed to support the individual, social and economic development of the people, communities and businesses of Dumfries and Galloway by providing inclusive, accessible and relevant vocational and other learning opportunities in a positive and supportive environment.

The ideal candidate will be degree qualified with strong, proven leadership skills and will have extensive senior/strategic management experience working in a complex organisation and with members of a board of management. A demonstrable track record of business and financial management and strategic leadership is essential, particularly in relation to transformational change and continuous service improvement. The candidate will possess excellent business acumen with the ability to motivate multi professional teams and influence others.

On appointment, it is desirable that the successful candidate will have knowledge of Scottish Government Policy and strategy in education, the Scottish Funding Council’s approach to funding policy and implementation, as well as knowledge of current developments in the FE/HE sector in Scotland.

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

Further information can be found at:

Closing date for applications is – Monday 11th February 2019

To apply, please complete the form below and attach your cover letter, CV, completed equalities monitoring form and rehabilitation of offenders form (the forms can be downloaded at

You should receive an automatic acknowledgement – if you do not receive this, please contact Sarah Maguire on 0141 212 7555.