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Circa £75,000
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Vice Principal - Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Vacancy

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Dumfries and Galloway College is seeking a Vice Principal to lead Learning and Teaching at the College through an exciting time for the sector and the region.

The College is a hub for education within the region with campuses in Dumfries and Stranraer, and investment in new technologies over the next 12 to 24 months to develop new and innovative learning and teaching to a wider audience.

The College has around 5000 learners across 2 campuses and the wider region and we aim to be the institution of choice to encourage learners to remain within the region and contributing towards the local economy.

The College is committed to support the individual, social and economic development of the people, communities and businesses of Dumfries and Galloway by providing inclusive, accessible and relevant vocational and other learning opportunities in a positive and supportive environment.

The ideal candidate will be degree qualified with strong, proven leadership skills and will have strategic management experience working in a complex organisation as well as a demonstrable track record of leading excellent teaching and learning and experience of transformational change and continuous service improvement. The candidate will possess the ability to motivate teams and influence others.

On appointment, it is desirable that the successful candidate will have experience of Scottish Government Policy and strategy in education, the Scottish Funding Council’s approach to funding policy and implementation, as well as experience of current developments in the FE/HE sector in Scotland.

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An outline of the package the post holder can expect to receive is as follows:

  • c £75,000 per annum
  • 45 days annual leave inclusive of fixed days.
  • Defined benefit pension scheme with generous employer contributions.
  • Employee benefits including:

    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Computer scheme
    • Free on-site gym
    • Staff discount scheme for major retailers
    • Free on-site car parking
    • Relocation package

If you would like an independent and confidential discussion about the role, please contact our sector experienced executive recruitment partners Donogh O’Brien or Lesley Drew on 0141 212 7555.

An informal conversation with Principal – Joanna Campbell or Head of Human Resources – Michael Youd can also be arranged. Please simply email your request to

To apply, please complete the form below and attach your cover letter and CV. You should receive an automatic acknowledgement - if you do not receive this, please contact Donna Sweeny on 0141 212 7555. The below forms should also be completed and uploaded to complete your application. 

Closing Date: Friday 27th September at 9am 

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