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Academic Director

This position is now closed to applications.

SRUC is a unique organisation founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy. As a Higher Education and Further Education Institution, they have specialist expertise in Education and Research and offer unrivalled links with industry through their Agricultural Business Consultants. The organisation’s vision is to lead innovation and sustainable development in agriculture, land and the rural sector with a mission to remain committed to excellence in the advancement, communication and translation of knowledge throughout the rural sector. Globally, the organisation aims to be an international leader in land-based education, research and consultancy services.

Aspen are delighted to be working with SRUC to recruit an Academic Director to join the Executive Leadership Team responsible for leading SRUC’s research and education portfolio. The post holder will be responsible for driving culture change through collaborative working across the ELT, including reviewing and (where appropriate) recommending new organisational structures. You will develop a close working relationship and have regular interaction with SAC Consulting to maximise the integration of SRUC’s strategic goals.

We are therefore looking for an individual with extensive leadership and management experience at a strategic level in research and higher education who is able to demonstrate a track record in developing Higher and Further Education. The successful candidate will have proven experience of successful interaction with senior external stakeholders from private, public or third sectors organisations and of interacting effectively with politicians, civil servants and industry representatives.

For more information on the role and organisation, please visit or contact Donogh O’Brien on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please fill out the short form below and submit your full CV and a covering letter no longer than two sides of A4. You will receive an email acknowledgement with 24 hours; if you do not receive this please contact Lauren Neil on 0141 212 7555 to ensure your application has been received.

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 12th March 2017