Assistant Principal (Design and Innovation)

February 20, 2024
£75904 - £75904

Job Description

Fife College is building a renewed and focused College Leadership Team to drive it ambition to be the greatest community college we can be, building on 125 years of heritage and growth.

We are excited to be recruiting a new Assistant Principal, who will lead the strategy, development and delivery of relevant, innovative curriculum and commercial income generation which are focused on student outcomes and achievement and community and wealth building.

This vacancy also comes at an exciting time for the College which will have a ground-breaking new learning campus in Dunfermline due to open during the 2025/26 academic year, and with record numbers of our successful students advancing to work and further study.

The Assistant Principal will provide vision, leadership, inspiration, and motivation to specialist teams within the remit of the post, aligned to the refreshed 2025-29 college strategy. This will ensure optimal performance and student success through efficient and effective resourcing, delivery, guidance, and support.

The postholder will lead on, influence, and foster strategic collaboration in support of positive internal and external stakeholder engagement at all levels to ensure sustainability and growth across the curriculum.

The successful candidate will be values driven and a highly motivated team player who has inspirational leadership skills. We want to work with proactive and strategic senior colleagues, ambitious for being part of a significant change and improvement journey, with values that root them in outstanding community-centred learning.

As well as an outstanding track record of achievement as a senior academic professional within a large organisation, you will have a good understanding of the role of colleges in providing a quality learning and teaching environment that delivers personal, social, cultural, and economic benefits and operates effectively within a commercial environment.

Fife College is one of the largest and most ambitious skills organisations in East Central Scotland, a major regional employer, and a respected public body. The College has around 30,000 enrolled learners, with 6,000 studying on a full-time basis. Our most recent Student Satisfaction Survey showed 93% satisfaction rate, with 94% of students confirming they would recommend to others. We have a total turnover of over £57 million, of which 76% is funding from the Scottish Funding Council. Fife College employs over 900 staff.


If you have any queries or would like a confidential discussion about the role, please contact us at to arrange this.


Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on their CV matching the detail provided in the job description and person specification. We also would ask you to provide a covering letter setting out evidence of how your experience, skills and knowledge match those requirements in the role.

You may also wish (optional), to upload a short video clip on why you are excited by this opportunity. Please note, as this is voluntary, the video clips will not be used within the formal shortlisting process.

Closing date for this position is 25 February 2023.

Recruitment and interview date is 11 March 2024.