Vice Principal - Corporate Services


Mark Batho - Vice-Principal (University Services)

Grant Ritchie,

We have a reputation in the College sector as an innovative and enterprising institution with a strong supportive culture of improvement.

Our academic performance is very strong for both FE and HE learners, with the College regularly returning the most successful levels of attainment for young people in Scotland. Our learners from the 10% most deprived post codes also achieve significantly higher than the Scottish average for learners from all socio-economic backgrounds, and we continue to expand the numbers of learners moving into advanced places at University year on year.

We are a key player within the Dundee and Angus education group, working alongside Dundee City and Angus Councils, and the Universities of Abertay and Dundee, to look at efficiencies in the learner journey and in our use of resources. This collaboration supports the Tay Cities Deal.

We also lead on the development of the school/college infrastructure to deliver Developing the Young Workforce in our region and have more than doubled our activity with schools over the past few years. With our Future Skills College, we are pioneering a novel approach to delivering vocational education to senior phase school pupils, with a blended curriculum which includes classroom study, vocational training and a carefully chosen work placement.

We are changing the way that we work through a two-year transformation project under the banner “Good to Great” and are very fortunate to be supported in this by a generous revenue grant from the Dundee and Angus Foundation. Since 2017 we have reviewed all of our curriculum and are introducing a series of new programmes, we have introduced a new digital strategy to upskill our staff, have enhanced our focus on student and staff wellbeing and have modernised processes around student recruitment, retention and student support.

To facilitate this transformational change, the College is embracing Service Design thinking as a way of making sure that the end user is at the heart of designing new products and processes. Building on this enthusiasm, a pioneering Service Design Academy has been established in the College, to meet the growing demand for professionals with these skill sets.  

We are now looking to recruit a Vice Principal Corporate Services to play a critical role in the on-going success of the College by providing positive leadership and informed strategic direction for a range of corporate functions and services.

A creative, decisive, engaging and values based approach is essential, and we are looking for an individual that can best utilise the tremendous experience within our teams to achieve the outcomes needed to keep Dundee and Angus College at the forefront of the college sector.

If you feel this is the opportunity for you we would love to hear from you.

Grant Ritchie,