Could you lead, shape and inspire at Fife College?
Faculty Director – Creative Arts
Faculty Director – Business Enterprise and Tourism
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 two Academic Directors to lead both our Creative Arts and Business, Enterprise and Tourism Faculties. 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 6,706 full-time and 22,729 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 2018/19, Fife College had a turnover of £54 million, of which 74% 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 £14 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
Our talented and diverse workforce helps us achieve all of the above and we aim to continually develop their knowledge and expertise to secure the College’s future success. Fife College is a great place to work with excellent career opportunities for those with the drive and enthusiasm to succeed.
The Faculty of Business, Enterprise, Tourism and Supported Programmes
This faculty covers a wide range of business and management areas, including Accountancy, Legal Services, Business Management and Administration, as well as hospitality courses such as Tourism, Events and Culinary Arts. The faculty also delivers professional qualification training through the Andrew Carnegie Business School.
Subject areas within this faculty are critical to helping drive the economy, with numerous key sectors covered and qualifications awarded from community programmes and supported learning all the way up to Masters level.
The successful candidate will work with some outstanding staff and first-rate facilities, including a University Hub, state-of-the-art kitchens, our own in-house bakery and even a simulator aircraft cabin!
The Faculty of Creative Arts
Creative industries are one of the most important and fastest-growing sectors in the country, contributing £112 billion each year to the UK economy. This faculty covers subject areas in:
- Expressive and Visual Arts – including performing arts, fashion & beauty, and art & design
- Media – including sound production, photography and graphic design
- Sport – including sports science and wellbeing
- Digital Technologies – including cyber security, gaming and web design
The successful candidate will work with some outstanding staff and first-rate facilities, including a state-of-the-art media centre, sound and recording studio, hair salons and our own theatre.
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 email@example.com with the subject heading of “Faculty Director – Creative Arts” or “Faculty Director – Business, Enterprise & Tourism”.
- In your application please explain
- Your motivation for applying
- Your understanding of the key priorities in the role
- How you meet the criteria, providing brief examples of relevant experience and achievements, with a particular focus on your key achievements in the past 5 years.
- 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 19th October 9:00am
Interviews: Tuesday 27th October (am)
Organisation: Fife College
Salary: circa. £62,000 per annum
Posted date: 06/10/2020
Closing Date: 19/10/2020