Regional Lead Tayside and
Chairman of the Tayside
Principal for the Regional College in Dundee and Angus
Welcome from the Chairman of the Partnership Board
On behalf of Dundee and Angus Colleges, may I thank you for wishing to find out more about the exciting opportunity created by the decision of Dundee and Angus Colleges to merge.
In recent years, under the inspirational and highly capable leadership of their Principals, Dundee and Angus Colleges have served their diverse communities very well in distinctive but, at the same time, similar ways. Dundee as a city-centre college working in close proximity to two universities, has operated in a very different environment to Angus, which is a community college operating, in part, in a rural environment with much outreach provision. The similarity between the two colleges is that they are both very well served in terms of excellent, innovative and professional teaching and support staff who are firmly committed to continuing quality enhancement for the benefit of learners, employers and the wider community.
A key component of the Scottish Government’s reform agenda for the Scottish college sector, starting in 2011, is the introduction of a regional structure, designed to secure more effective and efficient provision of further and higher education and training in colleges. We have decided that the best way to achieve this is through merger.
Our aim in coming together is to create a college with the vision, skills and resources capable of playing its full part in the development and regeneration of the communities – from local to international – that we serve. We aim to create a new college founded on the principles of high quality delivery and a broad ranging and relevant curriculum.
Our two Colleges, as equal partners, share the common goal of a high quality, wide ranging and innovative curriculum. Building on the significant strengths and success of our current organisations, we aim to become the launch pad for the people of Dundee, Angus and beyond to flourish and, in so doing, help to ensure the economic well-being of the people of the region that we serve.
We have, in particular, a tremendous desire to improve access opportunities in our community, especially for those who are finding it difficult to move on, create with them routes into employment or Higher Education and enable them to become successful members of our society.
Our plan is to merge on 1 November 2013 and we are now looking to appoint a Principal to lead us through the merger and beyond. It goes without saying that the successful candidate will need to have the skills and experience to achieve our vision for the region and to lead the College through the exciting and challenging changes that we face.
Regional Lead Tayside and Chairman of the Tayside Partnership Board