College Development Network (CDN) is a key college sector agency, we provide professional learning and development for college staff across Scotland. We have huge reach into the college sector and last year over 4,200 delegates attended CDN events.

Our services are shaped by the needs of the sector and Scottish Government’s strategic priorities. Working with partners, CDN has a key remit to turn policy into effective practice.

Our new strategic framework is clustered around three aims:

– We work to improve the quality of teaching and support for learners by developing the skills and expertise of our lecturers and support staff.
– We invest in the strategic vision and performance of college education, by developing great emerging leaders and excellent governance structures in colleges and beyond.
– We are a catalyst for sector innovation, by networking colleges and showcasing their expertise, connecting industry and education to boost economic growth, and empowering partnerships that join up the learner journey.

Lead, Leadership
0.6FTE, Fixed Term to 31 July 2019
£41,140 (per annum, pro rata) (secondment considered)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join CDN as a Lead, focusing on developing and delivering our highly ambitious leadership programme.

Working with the Head of Leadership and Governance you will lead on the development and delivery of the Strategic Leaders objectives within the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Outcome Agreement as highlighted in CDN’s Strategic Plan.  This includes further developing and enhancing our emerging leaders CMI programmes and leading on the development of our new Next Generation Leadership programme for senior leaders within colleges. In addition, you will also develop and deliver other funded and commercial projects which are out with the Outcome Agreement and support an agreed number of CDN Development Networks and Forums.

As a driven professional, you will work closely with the wider team, a range of external Associates and service providers to ensure our programmes and services are highly effective, engaging, ambitious, and desirable to a diverse range of customers/stakeholders.

To ensure the organisation achieves its income generating objectives, it would be advantageous if you have experience of gaining and delivering commercial training projects.

Further Information

Please email or telephone Margaret Sweeney, Corporate Services Manager, on 01786 272403.


To apply for this opportunity please complete the application form and send it to Margaret Sweeney, Corporate Services Manager, at

Closing Date

Please note that the closing date for applications is Sunday 4 November 2018 at 12pm.  Interviews will be held week commencing 19 November 2018.

College Development Network is an equal opportunities employer.

Forms can be downloaded below:

a) Advert
b)Job Description and Person Specification
c) CDN Strategic Plan 2017-2020
d)Equal Opportunities Monitoring
e)Notes on Conditions of Service
f)Organisation Chart
g)Application Form