Thank you for your interest in the post of Director of Corporate Resources at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
The University of the Highlands and Islands is one of the most interesting, and challenging, developments in post-16 education in recent decades. Under recent Scottish Government legislation, in addition to higher education, the university now has responsibility for all further education within its region, creating an integrated tertiary institution that is unique in the UK.
The university operates through a federal partnership of thirteen independent colleges and research institutions. Each institution has its own character and contributes to the distinctive organisation that is the University of the Highlands and Islands.
The Highlands and Islands is a great place to live, to study and to do business. It is known worldwide for its outstanding scenery, for its distinctive heritage and cultures, for its recreational opportunities and for the quality of life which the region offers. Modern communications, both physical and virtual, are addressing the historical isolation of the region and its communities and traditional and new industries are underpinning an economic resurgence.
The University of the Highlands and Islands uses technology to engage with students dispersed across a wide geographic area, enabling them to learn with and from each other, facilitated and supported by an equally dispersed academic faculty. This blended learning model has attracted international interest and recognition. Increasingly, this expertise is being used to engage with students based far beyond the Highlands and Islands.
Similarly, the university’s research embedded in the environment, heritage and industries of the region and has worldwide relevance.
The position of Director of Corporate Resources at the University of the Highlands is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to make a major contribution to the operation of the institution.
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