About SRC

Southern Regional College is one of the largest education providers in Northern Ireland with approximately 10,000 students enrolled annually and over 900 members of staff. Straddled between the two council areas of Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon and Newry, Mourne & Down in the southern part of NI, the College operates from 5 campuses in Armagh, Banbridge, Lurgan, Newry and Portadown, with community provision also offered across the region. 

The courses at Southern Regional College cover almost all subject areas and include full-time and part-time academic and vocational qualifications at various levels for pre-16, post-16 and 19+ (adult) options. Programmes range from recreational hobby courses through to degree and master’s level qualifications, in addition to Apprenticeships at Further and Higher Level.

Principal and Chief Executive - Appointmen


As part of the organisation's ambitious plans, it is seeking to appoint a visionary leader to navigate a high-performing team of over 900 staff responsible for over 10,000 students. 

You will have knowledge and understanding of the pivotal role FE Colleges in Northern Ireland play in the delivery of skills development, you will pioneer innovation in learning, pursue commercial opportunities, and continually advise and assist the Governing Body in determining the strategic priorities of the College in line with the evolving needs of our economy, students and society.

Reward & Benefits of Working at SRC

Southern Regional College offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, a strong pension scheme, and generous leave. You'll enjoy a flexible, supportive work environment that encourages a healthy work-life balance.

Pension & Other Financial Benefits

  • Northern Ireland Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Death in Service Benefits
  • Options are available to increase your benefits and to retire flexibly

Family & Worklife Balance

  • Enhanced Occupational Maternity/Adoption /Paternity Leave (conditions apply)
  • Flexi-Time & flexible working
  • Shared Parental Leave

Employee & Personal Development

  • Employee Development Policy
  • Staff Recognition Awards
  • Options are available to increase your benefits and to retire flexibly

Health & Wellbeing

  • Healthcare Cash Plans
  • On-site Gym
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

How to Apply: 

Candidates wishing to apply for this role must do so by sending a CV and cover letter in the first instance. Candidates must fully demonstrate in their cover letter that they meet each of the essential criteria. Cover letters should not exceed 2 A4 pages and should be in Arial 10 font. 

The CV and cover letter will be used to shortlist applicants and the onus is on the candidates to explain clearly how they meet each of the criteria. The CV and cover letter must be submitted no later than 5 pm on Friday 2nd of August 2024. CV and cover letters must be sent via email to:

Commitment to Accessibility and Reasonable Adjustments 

If you have a reasonable adjustment request or disability which means you require assistance at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us directly to discuss at MCS is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all.

Job Related Documents

Candidate Pack

Applicant Guidelines

Competency Framework

AccessNI Code of Practice

Equality & Good Relations

Disclosure Information

Benefits Booklet

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