Senior Manager: Research and Enhancement
Full-time, Permanent
£48k-£55k, plus excellent benefits
Location: Stirling based – hybrid working (home/office) currently under review. The role will involve travel throughout Scotland and wider afield to support our delivery.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced leader to manage the development of our increasingly responsive Research and Enhancement Centre.

The role will work with key stakeholders at Scotland and UK levels to shape and deliver excellent, impactful, collaborative and sustainable national enquiry and enhancement activity in the college sector. A key element of this role will be improving collaboration across tertiary education and skills partners to develop systems wide enhancement. In addition, the role will also manage CDN’s processes for strategic planning and performance measurement.

We are looking for someone that has a successful track record of strategic planning with deep subject matter knowledge within the education and skills space. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to lead complicated, fast-moving, multi-partner regional and/or national projects and interdisciplinary teams in the education sector.

Strong stakeholder engagement skills are essential, and in particular you will bring demonstrable ability to forge strong, collaborative relationships with a diverse network of senior stakeholders spanning Scotland’s colleges and universities, partner agencies, and government. You will also bring a successful track record as a leader with the ability to engage and inspire a team, building capability, capacity and a culture of continuous improvement.

To discuss this role informally please contact Victoria Underwood, Head of Leadership Governance & Research at CDN, at

Please note that the closing date for applications is Monday 6 June 2022. It is anticipated interviews will take place week beginning 20 June 2022 at Airthrey Castle, Stirling University.

View below for an application pack or email Alternatively, please call 01786 583714.

Application Pack

  1. Advert-Senior Manager Research and Enhancement
  2. Application Cover Letter
  3. Application Form
  4. Equal Opportunities Monitoring CDN
  5. Notes on Conditions of Service
  6. Job Description