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Vice Principal People & Transformation

Dumfries & Galloway College

Vice Principal People & Transformation

Competitive salary with benefits and relocation allowance

Dumfries base, open to flexible working options


Dumfries and Galloway College is in beautiful South-west Scotland, the gateway to three countries – Scotland, England and Ireland; the perfect location to learn, live and explore.

The College’s approach to learning reflects our rural locality, the local economy and the changing patterns of lifestyles. As a major employer and a dynamic rural learning institution, we have strongly embraced the ‘digital’ revolution s and its many forms are fast becoming the basis of our organisation’s operations and academic delivery.

We are moving into an exciting stage of our development, building on the successes of the past and driving forward to achieve our aspiration of becoming “an outstanding regional college”.  We are on a transformation journey as set out in our strategic plan, Ambition 2025.

We are seeking a strategic thinker; a self-starter who can work innovatively to lead our transformation programmes and be able to motivate and lead teams through a period of change.

You will contribute to the strategic direction of the College and lead, develop and implement the People and Culture and Digital strategies. The impact of COVID-19 has created some challenges for the College but has also identified opportunities and potential on which we want to build.  A member of the Executive Leadership Team, this role will be responsible for creating and delivering a vision for delivering transformational change across the College through its people maximising the use of digital solutions to ensure all aspects of our services, the systems and processes are fit for purpose, high quality and continuously improving.

Degree educated and with knowledge and experience of working at a senior level in a large, complex, multi-faceted organisation, you will drive a values-based culture of success, quality and ambition that embraces change, opportunity, creativity, and challenge to create a college “can do” attitude.  You will have experience of people strategies and policies, TU regulations and be experienced in influencing and negotiating.  Knowledge and experience of ICT network and service management as well as managing digital transformation projects will be important for this role.

We are keen to encourage applications from outstanding individuals currently at this level or ambitious, talented professionals who are looking for their first executive leadership position.

Further information on the position and the College can be found at


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

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