College Principal

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 by Gurteen College

Tipperary, Tipperary Ireland
Immediate Start
€65k - €85.7k Annual

College Principal - Gurteen College

Gurteen College is one of Ireland's premier Agricultural Colleges with over 600 (full and part-time) students. Our commercial farm of over 400ha incorporates dairy, suckler, beef, sheep and tillage enterprises. Significant sustainable technologies are used across the farm and College.

The Board of Governors are seeking to appoint the next Principal to lead this progressive college in the future phases of its development following the retirement of the current Principal.

Education programmes are delivered in conjunction with Teagasc (Irish state agriculture agency) and other third level education institutions. The vision of the College is "Learning and working together to enhance life in rural communities."

The minimum qualification is a relevant Level 8 or higher degree with significant experience in education and agriculture. This is a permanent position and is subvented by Teagasc. The current salary scale is €64,990- €85,687p.a. (eleven points on the scale). An additional management allowance of €12,345 p.a. and Public Service pension arrangements also apply.

Applicants not currently working within the public sector can only (in line with public sector pay rules) commence on the first point of the salary scale (regardless of length of experience). Applicants currently working within the public sector must be working in a similar role/pay-scale within the public sector in order to be considered for a higher starting scale point.

Remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government Policy.

Gurteen College is an equal opportunities employer.

Further information about this vacancy can be downloaded from . Please read the information carefully and if you believe that you could lead the next phase of Gurteen's development please download, complete and submit the Application Form, also available on the College website (Jobs section).

The completed application form (which includes Letter of Application and CV) should be emailed as a single PDF document to by 5.00pm on 3rd May 2019.

Shortlisting will take place within one week and shortlisted candidates will be contacted shortly afterwards and given information about the interview process.

It is planned to hold interviews on 22nd May 2019. The interview process will involve candidates making a PowerPoint presentation to the interview board.

Canvassing will result in disqualification.

All requests for information in relation to the post should be made by email to

Reference: 693975206

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