Dean of College – Saudi Arabia

Salary: Salary of  420,000 SAR ( $112,000 USD, £83,000 STG, €95,000 Euro, $142,000 AUS, $155,000 NZD, 1,500,000 RAND. TAX FREE Location: Saudi Arabia Experience: Extensive senior managerial experience at a third level institution is essential Job no: AK40KSD45Job Status: Full Time

Red Chair Recruitment wish to announce new positions for our clients in Saudi Arabia.  My clients, who are one of the International Providers for the Saudi Arabian Technical & Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) operate a number of vocational colleges in Saudi Arabia under TVTC’s ‘Colleges of Excellence’ (CoE) Programme.

To support this growth, my clients are now recruiting a Male College Dean to effectively run and manage a faculty in Northern Saudi Arabia. The college operates Foundation year initially where students study Diploma level study focusing on English language and Foundation study skills, with Year Two and Year Three focusing on a range of vocational programmes that the students choose.  Year Three students will spend up to 30% of time in on-job training which will help them develop skills that are required by local Industries.

About This Opportunity

  • Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the position of Dean is responsible for the overall leadership of the TVTC Institution, and will be responsible for the effective management of human, financial and other resources.
  • You will be expected to maintain and enhance the faculty’s academic standards, and will have exceptional levels of strategic development and management experience.
  • As the Dean, you will be required to ensure that all training commitments are conducted giving due consideration of and compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements.
  • Develop and manage relationships with the Institute’s management team, Local Communities and the Saudi Arabian Government

Key areas of responsibility include, but not limited to:

  • Create and maintain a high quality, productive and supportive educational environment for students.
  • Develop and implement strategic and operational plans consistent with clients overall vision and mission.
  • Oversee and, where appropriate, participate in business development and contract negotiation activities.
  • Efficiently and effectively manage school resources in accordance with its budget.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Actively improve student enrolment numbers
  • Provide a quality learning experience to 17-22 year olds Saudi students
  • Help develop and Train work-ready and well qualified graduates For local Saudi industry
  • Create a professional and collegial school structure and environment that supports the school’s objectives.

The appointed candidate will have passion for Education within Middle Eastern culture. To be successful in the role, you will be a seasoned educator, with a strong track record in international, third level or vocational training Institutes is required.  Your exemplary communication and leadership skills, coupled with your significant experience in the tertiary or vocational education sector will ensure your success.  You will be capable of developing and executing strategic plans and managing budgets. You will be a self-starter, resilient, with a collaborative approach to team working and knowledge sharing.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Extensive senior managerial experience at a third level institution
  • Masters qualification from an accredited University, no on line qualifications considered
  • Previous experience of working in the Middle East / Internationally essential.
  • Ability to manage a multinational staff
  • Strong financial capabilities

Package on offer:

  • As a part of the Executive, the College Dean will enjoy a generous mobilisation and remuneration package, comprising monthly base salary listed below, Free accommodation including all utility bills, Transport and in country Visa processing costs covered.
  • Salary of  420,000 SAR ( $112,000 USD, £83,000 STG, €95,000 Euro, $142,000 AUS, $155,000 NZD, 1,500,000 RAND. TAX FREE
  • Contractual bonuses based on college performance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Flights
  • Full visa status

If this position is of interest to you I need to speak with you urgently. You can either email me directly at or call me on +353 (0) 64 66 22 007.

Adrien King

Director of International Operations


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