Newbattle Abbey College
Available vacancies at the college are listed below.

Depute Principal

With the pending retirement of the current post holder, the Board of Directors is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual as the new Depute Principal.

As Scotland’s national adult education residential college, Newbattle offers a range of learning opportunities to adults returning to education and to younger learners at points of transition. The college plays a leading role in the strategic development of adult learning in Scotland and works collaboratively with a wide range of partners across the country.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in further education and in developing adult learning opportunities for learners of all ages. The Depute Principal will have the necessary skills and experience to develop the college curriculum in partnership with local and national agencies. Leading quality development across the college and reporting on progress are key parts of the remit. Significant experience in strategic planning is also essential.

The Board is looking for an inspirational manager with a track record of achievement in further education, experience in adult learning and an ability to develop successful partnerships with staff, students and external stakeholders. As Depute to the Principal & Chief Executive, the successful candidate will be required to contribute to the overall management of the college and its diverse portfolio, including commercial activities.

Please contact Joyce Clark, in the first instance, if you need to discuss any aspect of the role – by e-mail or telephone 0131 663 1921.

Job Description & Person Specification  
Salary In the region of £50,000 – £55,000 per annum
Closing date Monday 1 March 2021
Interviews To be held by arrangement with candidates
Job description and specification Please download

Please download and complete the following forms when applying for this position:

Completed forms should be returned to Joyce Clark, Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Road, Dalkeith, EH22 3LL. Or email to  

Newbattle Abbey College is committed to the pursuit of equality of opportunity, promoting diversity and challenging discrimination.

No CVs (personal or agency) accepted. Method of applying is by fully completed application form.