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Vice Principal Operations


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  • Scotland

  • £ c£100,000

West Scotland College
Vice Principal Operations
Salary: c£100,000
Permanent - Hybrid
Full Time
About us
West College Scotland are an award-winning College providing learning, training and skills provision to more than 20,000 students every year. With around 1,000 staff members we are also a major employer in the West of Scotland region. With campuses in Greenock, Paisley and Clydebank we work across seven local authorities and serve diverse communities – including some of the country’s most deprived.
Our students are the driving force for everything we do – with the College’s vision of ‘Unlocking Potential, Enabling Success’ and our values of Student Centred, Trust, Respect and Innovation at the centre of our strategic decision making and direction.
Aspen People are delighted to be working together with West College Scotland to appoint a new Vice Principal Operations!
About the role
This role is responsible for providing effective strategic leadership to enable the achievement of the College’s vision, ambitions and strategic priorities. You will have overall responsibility for the development and implementation of appropriate strategies within the operational departments. You will ensure financial compliance and deliver good practice in relation to financial management, risk and compliance. You will have overall responsibility for the College estate and Business Continuity Planning
About you
Do you have extensive experience of leading a multi-disciplinary senior management team while operating at Board level? Are you a strong strategic leader with a proven track record in shaping strategic delivery who has a good understanding of corporate governance?  Have you lead through change successfully and sensitively with the ability to negotiate at local levels while understanding Trade Unions? Although not essential, a Chartered Accountant qualification and experience of working at a senior level in the Further / Higher Education sector would be desirable.
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For a confidential discussion, please contact Gillian Blackadder, Katharine Price or Donogh O’Brien at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
Closing date for applications: Friday 6th September 2024
First stage interviews: Friday 20th September and Monday 23rd September
Final interviews: Tuesday 1st October (PM only) and Wednesday 2nd October

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