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Deputy Director – Institutional Sustainability and Capital

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) exists to make Scotland a world leading centre of education, research and innovation by investing £2 billion of public money each year, across Scotland’s colleges and 19 universities. This funding enables Scotland’s colleges and universities to provide life-changing opportunities for over half a million people. Our work in widening access is bringing colleges and universities together in new ways and providing more people with more routes into learning and skills, while our support for university research means every one of Scotland’s universities is able to carry out world-leading research. Our investment of over £120m to create innovation centres is making exciting things happen between industry and university research.

We are now seeking to add further strength to our team with the appointment of a Deputy Director – Institutional Sustainability and Capital. In this role you will focus on leading SFC’s work to support the ongoing institutional health and sustainability of Scotland’s colleges and universities, including their physical estates and learning infrastructure, at a time of significant challenge for the sector. You will achieve this through effective assessment and analysis, the assessment of business plans involving structural change across the sector, the development of well-informed strategies for the investment of funds and effective partnership working at senior level with sector representatives and other partner bodies. You will report to the Director of Finance and will deputise for them on a range of external engagements across Scotland’s education sector.

The successful candidate will bring extensive experience of strategic financial and business planning within a complex organisation, ideally within a public funding context, and significant experience of policy development and governance within education or a similar type of sector. Strong stakeholder engagement skills are essential for this position: in particular you will have demonstrable ability to develop constructive and collaborative relationships with colleagues at all levels across the public and private sectors. You will also bring the ability to engage and inspire a team, build capability and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

If you feel ready to contribute to making Scotland the best place in the world to educate, research and innovate, then please see the full role description and application pack at www.veredus.co.uk quoting reference 1452.

If you feel ready to contribute to making Scotland the best place in the world to educate, research and innovate, then please see the full role description and application pack in Supporting Documentation below:

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Closing date for applications is: 09:00 GMT on Monday 1 November 2021