Principal and Chief Executive


Thank you for your interest in the post of Principal and Chief Executive of Borders College.

Borders College is located in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders with over 5000 students studying courses from National Qualifications through to Higher Nationals in a broad range of subjects. The Scottish Borders is a great place to work, study and to live. Renowned for its natural beauty and its varied and interesting heritage, it offers an outstanding quality of life, recreational and cultural activities. The main College campus was purpose built and designed to be shared with the School of Textiles and Design of Heriot Watt University with whom we enjoy a strong and effective partnership. The Borders Campus is situated close to the town centre with good access routes and transport links to Edinburgh. We also have a land based campus at Newtown St. Boswell and a Business Development Centre in Hawick.

The college is proud of its record of learner success and consistently achieves some of the best outcomes in Scotland. For us rural doesn’t mean relaxed and we are ambitious for our learners, our businesses and our region. We’re investing in a new ICT infrastructure to support the use of Technology Enhanced Learning which is at the heart of our curriculum delivery strategy. We enjoy excellent relationships with the regions businesses who are key to ensuring that our curriculum responds to their needs, which is why we are currently investing in new engineering facilities.

The position of Principal of Borders College is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to lead a successful institution and build upon the strong team work between students and staff. It will need someone who shares and can successfully realise our values – Inspiring; Collaborative; Innovative; Supportive and Excellent.

Tony Jakimciw
Chair Borders College Board