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Welcome from the Principal and Chief Executive

Thank you for your interest in the role of Vice Principal Finance and Corporate Services at West Highland College UHI.

Our college’s vision is to be the education provider of choice, delivering leadership and excellence in learning, training and support for all students, businesses and rural communities. West Highland College UHI’s purpose is to act as a positive force for change in the development and prospects of our region, its people and its communities.

We are a values-driven organisation, with a key role in supporting economic development and inclusive growth in the West Highlands by growing ambition and realising potential for all. Our aims are to ensure that young people and learners of all ages in the West Highlands have access to the right learning in the right place, that we support social and economic development by developing the skills of the area’s workforce, and that we deliver excellent and sustainable learning for all.

We operate across a very large geographic area across 10 college campus sites throughout the West Highlands in Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross, building on a huge range of intercultural talent, with staff and students from across the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, Europe and further afield. We utilise state of the art technology and innovative teaching methods to deliver learning to individuals, communities and businesses situated in some of the most remote areas in the UK.

We are a young, dynamic and innovative organisation with an excellent reputation locally, regionally and nationally, with some of the highest student satisfaction and college performance rates nationally.

As an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands, one of the newest and most exciting universities in the UK, we are able to offer a vast range of learning opportunities across further and higher education, research and work based learning.

The role of Vice Principal Finance and Corporate Services is a key post within the Executive Leadership Team and the College Management Group. The leadership role encompasses a wide portfolio across finance and corporate services teams and also includes commercial activity.

The college is well established, but at the stage of realising key development opportunities to expand the college’s operation in support of the significant economic growth in the West Highlands.  We are seeking to appoint a Vice Principal of Finance and Corporate Services to lead our financial and business strategies and to support the college’s growth at this crucial juncture of its development.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join a great team of highly motivated people who are all focused on making a difference for our learners, our businesses and our communities in the West Highlands.

If you feel you have the right knowledge, skills and experience,  you are a dynamic leader and team player with drive and ambition, and you want to live in one of the world’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty, I look forward to receiving your application.

Lydia Rohmer

Principal and Chief Executive