Credit: University of Aberdeen

Become our new Chief Executive

We seek an exceptional strategic leader to build on the transformative impact of our current CEO who retires this summer.

We are looking for a leader who will combine proven analytical and financial skills with the ability to influence effectively at the highest levels of government, while leading a culture of continuous improvement and inclusion internally.


Thank you for your interest in joining the Scottish Funding Council as our next CEO.

Our mission is clear: enable students in Scotland to flourish and to change lives for the better.

As our CEO you’ll be at the epicentre of tertiary education; a place where the sustainable future of colleges and universities and the Scottish Government’s reform agenda meet. Here, your talent and professionalism will drive the changes that will lead to a stronger, more prosperous Scotland.

Those changes will be built on the talent we have within SFC, the fantastic relationships we have with the Scottish university and college sectors, and our ability to bring together diverse interests.

This is an exciting time  to join us and we hope you will be motivated by the potential of this uniquely exciting role.

We are a friendly welcoming team and are at our best when working inclusively and collaboratively. SFC explicitly welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to those with protected characteristics and those with non-traditional career paths.

Thank you for your interest in working for SFC. Our recruitment partners, GatenbySanderson, would be delighted to hear from you to discuss the role of CEO, whilst also providing any insight or support with your application.


We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best with your application.