Vice-Principal – External Engagement

Perth College UHI

Perth College UHI is a leading member of the unique University of the Highlands and Islands group situated in the beautiful and historic city of Perth less than 50 miles from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. With a student population of 9,000 full and part-time students from 66 countries around the world and supported by 500 staff, the College provides highly progressive tertiary education covering a wide range of programmes from access and national certificate to honours, post-graduate and research levels in subjects as diverse as Air Services Training and Mountain Studies. Led by a new Principal appointed this year the College has an ambitious strategic plan to deliver an excellent educational experience focussed on students achieving their maximum potential supported by innovative and work-based learning with courses delivered by talented and inspirational staff utilising the highest quality facilities and resources. Following a restructure of the senior management team, the College is looking to make two pivotal appointments to ensure the success of its strategic ambitions.

The new Vice-Principal will be responsible for the strategic leadership of all external facing departments designed to enhance the profile, external relationships, financial sustainability and commercial performance of the College. You will have specific responsibility for services including Marketing, Communications, PR & Student Recruitment, Business Engagement, International, Commercial Development, Trust and Alumni Development. The successful candidate will be a proven and preferably professionally qualified marketer or business developer and have significant strategic management experience of operating in large and complex customer service environments. You will also have empathy with and a good understanding of the tertiary education sector. A natural networker you will also have highly developed interpersonal and leadership skills.

To find out more about this exceptional opportunity with one of the country’s most innovative and ambitious Colleges contact our recruitment consultant Alan Walter, Dixon Walter Ltd on 0131 202 1000, email or visit

Closing date for applications is Friday 22 December. Preliminary interviews with Dixon Walter Ltd will take place early in the new year.