NESCol is one of Scotland’s leading and largest colleges and is currently thriving. Set in the North East of Scotland with two campuses in Aberdeen City, one in Fraserburgh, and the Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead we are critical to the success of Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. We play a key role in ensuring that local employers can access people fully prepared for work, and in providing opportunities for people of all ages to progress their education.
We are partway through our current Strategic Plan and there is plenty to do for our next Principal to continue to shape our future to ensure that we remain responsive and adaptive to the many demands placed on us and smart, efficient and agile to cope with an ever-tightening financial climate. We seek a leader with the experience to cope with the day-to-day and the vision and ambition to ensure that we remain a progressive and sustainable institution.
NESCol delivers education and training to more than 15,000 students. We have an annual turnover of £46m and a large and varied estate. Maintaining our financial stability and leading our capable management team to delivering effective people, estates, learning & teaching, and IT strategies are key components of the job, as is highly visible leadership internally, sensibly balanced with key strategic external engagement at both a regional and national level.
The successful applicant will have the support of a highly committed and capable Regional Board and will inherit an enthusiastic and skilled Leadership Team who are committed to working together to continue our journey of excellence.
North East Scotland College is the only further-education college located within the North East of Scotland, and provides a wide range of education and training opportunities to meet the needs of individuals, communities and employers across the region. The priority of the College is to ensure high quality education and training opportunities for those across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire in a flexible, engaging and accessible way.
The College serves an extensive geographical area, with three main campuses – two in Aberdeen and one in Fraserburgh – and a presence in regional centres: Ellon, Inverurie, Macduff and Peterhead.
NESCol operates with income of over £46 million, receiving over £34 million from the Scottish Funding Council, to plan and deliver further and higher education in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire region.
The College views itself as a forward thinking, enterprising College and as such learners are provided with many opportunities to engage in work experience, events and discussions to develop enterprise and entrepreneurial skills that are essential for the workplace.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Ian Sackree (07795 271559) or David Beynon (07970 042334).
If you wish to apply for this position, then please complete the application form outlining in your application your motivation for applying and vision for the College:
- Your understanding of the key priorities in the role
- How you meet the criteria by referring to the Job Description and Person Specification, providing brief examples of relevant experience and achievements, with a particular focus on your key achievements in the past 5 years
Please email with the equal opportunities form to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading of “NESCOL Principal & Chief Executive”.
Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd September 2019 at 12pm
Technical interview and tour: Tuesday 24th September 2019
Assessment centre: Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Organisation: North East Scotland College (NESCol)
Salary: circa. £135k per annum plus benefits
Closing date: 02/09/2019