Livingston James retained by Borders College to appoint new Principal and Chief Executive

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Douglas Adam at [email protected].


Borders College is a College for the Region focused on making a significant difference to the lives of our students, their families and the communities we serve. Agile and innovative in its approach when responding to the needs of its communities, Borders College is proud to be regionally focused but globally engaged.


As Principal and Chief Executive you will lead the delivery of our Strategic Ambition and build on our already significant achievements with innovative digital transformation, a forward thinking Sustainability Strategy and extensive partnership and stakeholder engagement to name a few.

With a clear vision directly aligned with our role as a leading contributor to the economic and social development of the Scottish Borders achieved through excellence in the provision of education, training and skills, you will embrace and demonstrate our values and have a passion for education and achieving learner success.

Developing and delivering new curriculum pathways and a joined up tertiary education experience for learners, you will also act as an outstanding ambassador ensuring the College continues to play a prominent and influential role at a local, regional and national level.


A visionary and solutions focused leader, you will have relevant experience and a strong track record of achievement in a senior educational leadership role and a commitment to advance equality and diversity through all aspects of College life.

If you share our vision for Borders College to be the learning and training provider of choice, providing innovative, life-changing learning opportunities that prepare our students for global citizenship please contact review the role profile provided below or contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James ([email protected]) our retained recruitment advisors, to learn more.


*NB: Borders College operates a Hybrid Working Policy and whilst this post is based in Galashiels, the successful candidate would not necessarily need to be on campus on a full-time basis.


Borders College Role Profile – Principal & Chief Executive


Borders College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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