Chief Operating Officer
Hugh Hall

Hugh Hall
Principal and Chief Executive

Dear Applicant

I am delighted that you are considering applying for the role of Chief Operating Officer at Fife College.

As one of the largest colleges of higher and further education in Scotland, Fife College is at the forefront of college provision across the sector, with the ambition, talent and assets to help shape the future delivery of education and skills in Fife and beyond.

At Fife College, we have the privilege of being able to transform people’s life, to equip them for the world of work, to provide them with the knowledge and skills that will enhance their lives and enable them to make a meaningful and valuable contribution to society.

We recently launched Fife College’s Strategy 2018/2022. It sets a clear and ambitious direction for the College, with aims and objectives that are unapologetically student centred.  We are on a mission to continuously develop and refresh our portfolio of courses to ensure they are relevant and delivered in the right way.

We are seeking an inspirational and strategic Chief Operating Officer to join our Executive Team and play a pivotal role in the delivery of our strategy. With leadership responsibility for a wide range of functions, you will be a key architect in helping us build our capacity, capability and productivity.

We have embarked on an ambitious business improvement programme to streamline our systems and processes and outlaw needless bureaucracy. I am keen to ensure that our new Chief Operating Officer shares my absolute commitment to empower and enable colleagues to take the initiative, to take responsibility and get things done.

I also want the successful candidate to share my enthusiasm for investment in the professional and personal development of our colleagues across the College so that we are all well equipped to deliver what is expected of us to the highest quality possible.

There are a wide range of major projects underway at Fife College, including the development of a unique new £150 million joint College/School campus in Dunfermline due to open in 2023. As Chief Operating Officer, you will have a pivotal leadership role not only in delivering the new campus, but also in working with stakeholders to innovate and reimagine how we deliver learning and skills in Scotland.

This is an exciting time to join the team here at Fife College during a period of significant development and growth - if you feel you can bring the skills, experience and energy required to this diverse role, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Best wishes

Hugh Hall
Principal and Chief Executive