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Vice Principal

Dumfries and Galloway
This position is now closed to applications.

We are delighted to be working with Dumfries and Galloway College to recruit a Vice Principal of Planning and Performance.

The College is a single college in a single region and offers a wide range of qualifications and courses at further and higher education levels across a diverse curriculum to approximately 6,500 learners, (approximately 1600 full-time) through its campus locations in Dumfries and Stranraer. They are the only general purpose college in the Region and so potential learners and employers are dependent on it sustaining a breadth of curriculum which meets their needs.

The College has a unique collaboration with the Universities of Glasgow and the West of Scotland, Scotland’s Rural College and the Open University and this brings a broad range of further and higher education to Dumfries. In particular, the Campus provides the opportunity of university learning to a region where previously people had to leave in order to access university study.

The College is moving into an exciting stage of our development, building on the successes of the past and driving forward to achieve thier aspiration of becoming ‘an outstanding college’. They aim to deliver the highest quality learning for all students, to make a positive contribution to the local and national economies and to utilise the expertise of their staff to deliver continuous improvements.

We are seeking a Vice Principal who will join the team and support the College in delivering these aims. The post holder will be responsible for providing inspirational leadership and driving innovative development for the College’s strategic planning, risk management, quality improvement and performance. Leading and developing excellent, professional and proactive student support services and driving further improvement and development of learners’ experience and services including transformational/digital activity both inside and outside the classroom will be crucial to this role.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional leadership skills and senior experience with a record of successful delivery in a strategic planning, public body environment. Comprehensive knowledge of legislation and statutory requirements is essential, alongside the ability to motivate and gain commitment to objectives and integrate a multi professional team.

Please visit for more information on the role and the College, or for a confidential discussion please call Donogh O’Brien or Liam Kelly on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please fill out the short form below and submit your application form and covering letter. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application within 24 hours – if you do not receive this please contact Lauren Neil on 0141 212 7555.