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Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Highland

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The North Highland College (Thurso Campus)Highland

Salary: Competitive Salary

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Date Posted:

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Aspen People are delighted to be representing this exciting leadership opportunity within North Highland College, who have campuses in Thurso, Halkirk, Alness and Dornoch.

The tertiary education sector in Scotland is entering an exciting phase of change and growth. Combining the strengths and assets of North Highland College and the UHI partnership we are now seeking to recruit the new Principal and Chief Executive Officer to lead the college into a new era.

The College is committed to support the individual, social and economic development of the people, communities and businesses of Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross 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 extensive senior / strategic management experience working in a complex organisation and with governance members or a board of management. A demonstrable track record of business and financial management and strategic leadership is essential, particularly in relation to transformational change and continuous service improvement. The candidate will possess excellent business acumen with the ability to motivate multi professional teams within a tertiary education system and influence others.

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

For a confidential discussion about the opportunity please contact our recruitment partners, Aspen People - Donogh O’Brien or Emma Louise McEneaney on 0141 212 7555.

For more information on the role and organisation please visit:

Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd November 2020

Applications closed

More about The North Highland College (Thurso Campus)

Phase: Further Education

Gender: Mixed

Age Range: 16+ years

Address: Main Centre., Ormlie Road, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7EE, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1847 889 000


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North Highland College is a further and higher education college in northern Scotland. Originally established in 1959, the college is run across a number of campuses across the region, with the largest of these being in the town of Thurso. The Thurso...