The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a team of world-leading academic researchers, industry experts, and business professionals working together to transform manufacturing in Scotland by working with companies of all sizes from across the manufacturing world.

We’re always looking for the best and brightest talent to join us in breaking down barriers to help manufacturers achieve their full potential.

See below for our current vacancies:

We are now seeking to appoint the Skills Director, who will lead the development and delivery of NMIS’ Manufacturing Skills Academy, including the education, training and skills programmes ensuring that NMIS remains at the forefront on manufacturing innovation nationally and internationally.

As a member of the NMIS Senior Management Team, the Skills Director will also oversee the coordination of collaborative educational provision with other NMIS affiliated institutions.

To be considered for the role you will be educated to Degree level in a relevant discipline and have significant relevant leadership experience in a similar role. You will have extensive, relevant leadership experience with the ability to manage and develop multiple groups of professionals with varying backgrounds and levels of experience. You will have experience of managing large teaching/training programmes and have experience of leading the development and delivery of educational and training programmes that have significant impact, preferably within an engineering/manufacturing setting. You will have experience in financial planning and controlling budgets; a proven track record in securing funding for large scale teaching/training programmes; and a deep understanding of the industry-academia landscape. You will have the capability and capacity to drive continuous organisational development a proven ability to work collaboratively, foster relationships and influence a broad range of national and international partners.

For informal enquiries, please contact John Reid, CEO,

Interviews have been scheduled for 25 January 2021.  For more details on the post, click here: