Vice Principal - Corporate Services

Dundee and Angus College serves the geographic area encompassing the City of Dundee and the major towns and rural areas in Angus with centres in Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose. Serving a travel to work population in excess of 500,000 people. We employ c1,000 people (620 fte) with an annual budget of c£40 million.

The College is highly respected for returning sector leading student success on a consistent basis and for the high quality services offered to businesses and local communities. We are at the heart of Community planning in our area and work in partnership with all the major agencies.

We are a College working hard on our financial stability and we have a very clear financial strategy. We have also been working hard this year on a funding bid to transform our Kingsway Campus in Dundee. An Outline Business Case setting out the College’s ambition for the transformation of the Campus has been submitted to the Scottish Funding Council and we look forward to being able to progress this to Full Business Case and final approval.

We are equally committed to social and environmental sustainability, which has seen us continue our low carbon journey with the installation of biomass boilers at our Arbroath campus and the fitting of energy-efficient windows across the campus. We successfully bid for environmental funding to allow us to add a number of electric vehicles to our fleet and install charging points on all campuses. We have a prize winning approach to the recycling of food waste and we have pioneered the use of recycled plastic in renewing roads around our Gardyne Campus. We are currently working towards eliminating single use plastic from our campuses.

The year has again been one of stellar success on the awards front, with a number of students, staff, teams and projects being recognised nationally:

  • Our innovative D&A Attributes programme won the College Development Network (CDN) Essential Skills award and also won the first ever Scottish Colleges Judges prize as top submission in Scotland.

  • Our Digital Mile developments in Computing and Creative Media won in the Employer partnership category at the SQA Star Awards and was commended at the CDN award for commercial partnerships.

  • Our Memory Media dementia work won the CDN Digital Skills award.

  • Our food waste initiative won a top prize at the Scottish Resources Award.

  • The Angus Shared Apprenticeship Scheme (in partnership with Angus Council) won in the innovation category at the COSLA awards.

  • Two of our students won a gold and silver medal at the UK WorldSkills finals in Birmingham

  • Finally, our Good to Great transformation strategy won the Campbell Christie Public Service Reform award at the recent Holyrood public service awards in Parliament.

Dundee and Angus College is a vibrant, innovative and successful college with a clear vision for the future and a strong culture and desire to improve the life chances and economic opportunities for the communities that we serve.

College overview:

Designing Good to Great:

Further information can be found in the following documentation:

College Values

College values