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Principal and Chief Executive

This position is now closed to applications.

Aspen are delighted to be working with Glasgow Clyde College to recruit a Principal and Chief Executive. Glasgow Clyde College is one of the largest further education institutions in Scotland. Situated in the thriving city of Glasgow, the multi-campus college offers a wide array of educational and career opportunities across its multi-campus college. 

Today, Glasgow Clyde College is home to over 7,000 full-time students and 10,000 part-time students who benefit from years of industry experience and exceptional teaching standards, all delivered in modern facilities. Whether they are looking to return to education, enhance their professional skills or take up a new hobby, our innovative student-led approach means our students walk away equipped with not just the knowledge needed to reach their objectives, but the essential life skills needed to thrive in the real world. Glasgow Clyde are champions of developing the local and national economy and their experienced teaching staff are always on hand to help students succeed. Glasgow Clyde College sees the potential of every student, no matter their goals, and understands that in a modern-day world real experience is critical to career progression. 

We are seeking an innovative, strategic individual to provide clear direction and fresh leadership to the College. The role of Principal requires a commitment to being an outstanding ambassador for the College at all times and the responsibility of establishing clear organisational goals which recognise and reflect the College’s culture. The ideal candidate will be politically astute and demonstrate a real passion for the work of the College and their students, supported by experience in developing a customer or learner focussed organisation and strengthening the organisational brand. An in-depth understanding of curriculum issues and development as well as an appreciation of the FE/HE context will be crucial to successfully create a culture of high quality and continuous improvement, thereby developing the College as the major provider of learning, education and training in the communities it serves.

For more information, please visit or, for a confidential discussion around the role and the organisation, contact Donogh O’Brien or Liam Kelly on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please submit your CV, covering letter and equal opportunities monitoring form below. You will receive an acknowledgement email of your application within 2 hours; if you do not receive this please contact Lauren Neil on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date: Monday 22nd May 2017