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Director of Research and Innovation

The Director of Research & Innovation (R&I) will work with key stakeholders at Scotland and UK levels to shape and deliver the strategies, infrastructure and investment that will secure excellent, impactful, connected and sustainable research and innovation in Scotland, now and into the future. The Director will also act as a key member of SFC’s executive leadership team, making a significant contribution to the development of the organisation through a period of re-investment and expansion.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 6 June 2022.

How to apply: recruitment for this role will be managed by our recruitment partner, Veredus.


Deputy Director, Student Interests, Access and Pathways

The Deputy Director, Student Interests Access and Pathways will lead our work to ensure the system SFC funds places student interests at the forefront of its plans and activities ensuring we have clear ambition and commitment to deliver an excellent student experience across our tertiary system. The role will have responsibility for our work on fair access – working with key stakeholders to advance effective pathways, student support and admissions. The Deputy Director will also ensure that students are well represented, that student partnership and co-creation is a key element of our system and that their feedback shapes learning pathways.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 6 June 2022.

How to apply: recruitment for this role will be managed by our recruitment partner, Veredus.


Deputy Director, Coherent Learning Provision

The Deputy Director, Coherent Learning Provision will oversee the development of an increasingly responsive tertiary education and skills system in Scotland through leadership of our work on coherent provision - supporting good strategic provision planning at national, regional and institutional levels. A key element of this role will be improving strategic collaboration across tertiary education and skills partners to ensure provision is better aligned to the needs of students, employers, local economic and social needs, and government policy.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 6 June 2022.

How to apply: recruitment for this role will be managed by our recruitment partner, Veredus.


Deputy Director, Economic Development and Climate Change

The Deputy Director Economic Development and Climate Change will lead SFC’s interests in relation to the delivery of the National Strategy for Economic Transformation and work with a broad range of partners from Scottish Government to the tertiary education sector, enterprise agencies and other relevant bodies across the UK. They will ensure SFC and the tertiary education sector in Scotland plays a leading role in the delivery of Net Zero. They will also work with the sector to ensure the delivery of major Scottish Innovation programmes and optimise their contribution to Scottish Government economic and social objectives for the short, medium and long term.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 6 June 2022.

How to apply: recruitment for this role will be managed by our recruitment partner, Veredus.


PA to the Director of Finance

Reporting to the Director, one of the key areas of responsibility for this post on appointment will be to understand the strategic objectives of the Director and use this knowledge to help them make best use of their time. 

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 6 June 2022.


Business Manager

If your application is successful, you will be working as part of a small team to oversee the flow of business through the directorate office on behalf of the Director and the Directorate Leadership Group. You will also be responsible for developing and establishing new processes and systems to direct and track the flow of work, ensuring requests go to the right people and are dealt with according to assigned priority.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 6 June 2022.

How to apply for a vacancy

Unless stated otherwise please use our Application form [Word / PDF]. The completed application form, along with the equal opportunities form [Word / PDF] should be emailed to: HumanResources@sfc.ac.uk.


Working for SFC

Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic all of our staff are currently working remotely from home. We will be interviewing by video or phone rather than face to face. We appreciate that most candidates are also likely to be calling in from home and that there may be other distractions in the background. Please be assured that the interview panels will appreciate the temporary constraints we are all facing and this should not deter you from applying.

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