Principal and Chief Executive Officer

The Role

North Highland College UHI
Principal and Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Salary

Aspen People are delighted to be representing this exciting leadership opportunity within North Highland College, who have campuses in Thurso, Halkirk, Alness and Dornoch.

The tertiary education sector in Scotland is entering an exciting phase of change and growth. Combining the strengths and assets of North Highland College and the UHI partnership we are now seeking to recruit the new Principal and Chief Executive Officer to lead the college into a new era.

The College is committed to support the individual, social and economic development of the people, communities and businesses of Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross 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 governance members or 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 within a tertiary education system 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 and HE sector in Scotland. 

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