From our Chief Executive

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

We are the national funding authority for tertiary education and research. We invest around £2 billion every year, and our funding enables colleges and universities to provide life-changing opportunities for over half a million people. 

What drives us is our ambition to create and sustain world leading learning, research, and innovation. So, naturally, we have a clear focus on recruiting the best people and developing them throughout their career.

Our policies and investments spread far beyond campuses, and they have real impact on Scotland’s economy and on wider society: this makes the Scottish Funding Council an inspiring place to work.

This is a really exciting time for us. We have recently published a new strategic plan which focuses our priorities, operations, and capabilities to play an even more central and effective role in Scotland’s future. 

As part of our new operating model we are introducing a Data Engineering team to deliver on the area where technology and data meet, focusing on making data efficient and integrated with our daily needs; whilst our Analytics team will focus on delivering insightful evidence-based decision making in direct support of our goals. 

We are a friendly, welcoming team and we believe we are at our best when our work is informed by different perspectives. We are always keen to receive applications from talented people from all walks of life, whose skills will help us serve all of Scotland’s communities.

We look forward to hearing from you, and very much look forward to welcoming new members to the team.


Karen Watt

Chief Executive