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, the Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead and outreach centres in Banff, Ellon and Inverurie, 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 our next Principal has been selected and promoted from within, creating this vacancy. Two key objectives await the successor; being a step change in pace towards delivering excellence across our broad curriculum, whilst ensuring that it is both relevant and appealing to the widest audience and delivering excellent outcomes for our learners. We seek a curriculum leader who has the vision and innovation to ensure our curriculum portfolio remains fit for the future, whilst continuing to raise already high learning and teaching standards and outcomes across the College for current and prospective learners.
NESCol delivers education and training to more than 15,000 students. We have an annual turnover of £46m and a large and varied estate supporting the delivery of one of Scotland’s most dynamic curriculum. Maintaining our financial stability through careful academic planning and delivery is key to us, achieved through the leadership of a large, talented team of curriculum and support professionals.
The successful applicant will join an ambitious leadership team who are supported and challenged by a highly committed and capable Regional Board to work 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 “Vice Principal – Curriculum & Quality”
Closing date for applications: Monday 4th November 2019
Assessment centre: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Organisation: North East Scotland College (NESCol)
Salary: £90k-£103k plus pension and relocation
Posted date: 11/10/2019
Closing date: 04/11/2019