Fife College are one of the largest Colleges in Scotland and with five main campuses we operate within the heart of Fife’s communities. We have an exciting opportunity for an Academic Director to lead our Care, Social Science and Education Faculty. Working closely with the other Directors of Faculty and with internal and external stakeholders, you will support the Vice Principal Academic Strategy in the strategic leadership and development of an inclusive, high quality and dynamic curriculum portfolio for the Faculty.
As part of the Senior Leadership of the College, you will lead transformational change, drive growth and deliver real success for Fife. You will be responsible for providing vision, leadership and motivational management to specialist teams, as well as expanding both our curriculum offer and collaborative links with business.
You must be educated to Degree level or equivalent qualification and hold a qualification or qualifications relating to a subject area within the department. The successful candidate will also have experience at a senior level in relation to curriculum management and partnership work.
Fife College’s expert and experienced team is dedicated to transforming the lives of our 6,000 full-time and 14,000 part-time students through education and training. We offer a wide range of inspirational learning experiences from essential skills to graduate degree programmes. With our main campuses located in Dunfermline, Rosyth, Glenrothes, Levenmouth and Kirkcaldy, we operate within the heart of Fife’s communities.
In 2017/18, Fife College had a turnover of £45 million, of which 71% is funding from the Scottish Funding Council. The College currently has various non-SFC income sources through existing commercial contracts with employers, local authorities and other government agencies, and also including tuition fees from SAAS, which amounts to £13 million.
Fife is Scotland’s third largest local authority area with a resident population of just under 367,000. The Regional Skills Assessment Plan for Fife shows that the largest sectors are professional, scientific and technical and construction and our high quality, sector leading programmes are designed to align with these sectors and respond to the needs of the economy.
Our primary focus is skills development and providing our students with the opportunity to build their skills and abilities, supporting close collaboration and seamless pathways between schools, colleges, universities and employers so that our students can actively contribute to the local and national economy.
We offer credible vocational experiences to complement academic programmes of study, whilst providing expertise which encourages and promotes the value and career opportunities that vocational education offers.
Our strong, collaborative networks and partnerships bring together knowledge, skills and expertise to help develop career pathways for young people, supporting both local industry and the Scottish economy. We are proud to be in a prime position to provide further and higher education opportunities, helping to ensure Fife and Scotland’s place at the forefront of skills and knowledge development.
Based across four of our campuses, our Faculty of Care, Social Sciences and Education is one of our largest faculties. From early years’ officers to midwifes, and from counsellors to youth workers – we teach a range of subjects which prepare our students for great careers where they will help people and change lives for the better. We offer courses across childcare, healthcare, social and community care, and social sciences that can get students ready for work or for future study including degree level.
Fife College have appointed Protocol to support the recruitment for this position, for an informal discussion about this role please contact David Beynon (07970 042334) or Chloe Skillington (0115 977 5531)
If you wish to apply for this position, then please email the following three documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading of “Director of Faculty – Care, Social Sciences and Education”.
- A completed application form – In your supporting statement please include any qualifications, skills, relevant knowledge, employment experience and expertise you can bring, plus your motivation for applying for the role, demonstrating how your particular skills and experience match the job description and person specification – do not exceed 3 sides of A4 (Ariel font 12)
- A copy of your CV
- The Equality and Diversity Monitoring form – this is a word format document with check boxes. Please click on each check box that applies to you
Closing date: Monday 2nd September 2019 at 9am
Half-day assessment interviews at Fife College: Monday 23rd and Wednesday 25th September 2019
Organisation: Fife College
Salary: circa. £62,000 per annum
Posted date: 08/08/2019
Closing date: 02/09/2019