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 learners 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, demonstrates a strong empathy with the mission, ethos and values of the College 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.

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Glasgow Kelvin College was formed in November 2013 following the merger of three local Colleges as part of the Scottish Government’s Regionalisation Agenda. The current

Principal was appointed at the time of merger and has led developments to create a community-based College which serves the communities of the North and East of Glasgow and beyond. Glasgow Kelvin College strives to provide life-changing opportunities for all its learners.

Glasgow Kelvin is one of three assigned Colleges in Glasgow and works collaboratively with City of Glasgow and Glasgow Clyde Colleges and in partnership with Glasgow College’s Regional Board for the benefit of Glasgow City as a whole.

Our College is a shining example of the positive benefits of merger. It is well managed, well governed and financially sustainable and the current Principal, his senior team and indeed all staff are responsible for the success of the College. The Board of Management support and constructively challenge the Executive and were particularly delighted in 2016 when Glasgow Kelvin College was cited by Audit Scotland as being an exemplar of strong governance and transparency.

With our Principal retiring at the end of the current academic session, we require a new Principal and Chief Executive who will build on the success of Glasgow Kelvin College and lead it through its next stage of development. This is a challenging and exciting role and the Board are looking for a strategic thinker who will lead and motivate the staff to continue to deliver for the benefit of our learners and our communities. It is imperative that the successful candidate demonstrates a strong empathy with the mission, vision, ethos and values of Glasgow Kelvin College which lie at the heart of everything we do.

If you are passionate and motivated to make a real difference and ultimately transform lives through education, we would love to hear from you.

Providing inspiring leadership to staff and learners, the new 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.

In addition to 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 alignment of the College’s curriculum and services to the agreed strategic aims of the College and Glasgow Regional Boards.