Glasgow Kelvin College

Principal and Chief Executive

Glasgow, Glasgow City
£124,000 – £131,000
28 Jan 2019
18 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a great opportunity to lead a successful College and deliver its vision of transforming lives through education.

Glasgow Kelvin College is the key provider of accessible vocational skills and core-skills learning in the North and East of the city. It delivers high quality introductory to degree-level programmes to around 16,000 students each year across four campuses which sit in the heart of its communities and through a large network of community-based centres. 

Crucial to ensuring the College’s continued success is the appointment of a new Principal and Chief Executive who firmly places the learner at the centre and supports a culture of high standards and continuous improvement.

Providing inspiring leadership to staff and learners, the Principal will provide strategic direction to ensure the continued financial sustainability of the College and delivery against key strategic and operational objectives in line with the Board’s Strategic Plan and the Regional Outcome Agreement. Ensuring the College continues to deliver high quality outcomes for learners, benefits for its stakeholders and value for money for its funders, the new Principal will ensure the effective and ongoing engagement with employers and community planning partners whilst also developing both a local and national profile.

As an innovative, solutions focused and visionary leader, the incumbent will have relevant experience in curriculum development and a demonstrable record of achievement in a senior leadership role. Passionate about delivering a first class learner experience, the successful candidate will be an accomplished communicator with direct experience in building excellent relationships and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders. Perhaps most importantly, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate a strong empathy with the College’s vision, mission and ethos, and the ability to further develop these in order to bring real benefit to its learners and the communities which the College serves.

For more information on this exciting opportunity please visit or contact Douglas Adam of Livingston James (our retained advisors) on 0131 220 2209.​

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