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The Student Loans Company (SLC) is a non-profit making Government-owned organisation set up in 1989 to provide loans and grants to students in universities and colleges in the UK. 

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What We Do

SLC administers government funded loans and in some Administrations, grants to HE and FE learners, on behalf of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, in line with policy aims of the relevant Administrations.

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Christian Brodie, Chair

"The Board is now looking for a leader who will drive forward our transformation to become an exemplar digital organisation and who will oversee our cultural transformation strategy to help our people fulfil their potential in support of this."

Christian Brodie, Chair

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in applying for the role of Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the Student Loans Company (SLC).

The Student Loans Company plays a central role in supporting the Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) sectors by making timely and accurate payments of maintenance grants and loans to learners and their tuition fee loans to HE and FE providers. The Company achieves this by working closely with the Department for Education (DfE) and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The Company also works with the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), Higher and Further Education providers and other delivery partners.

We are a complex, customer-focused organisation that employs around 3000 people supporting students across the UK. Our offices are located in three places: in Glasgow (including our headquarters),Darlington and Llandudno Junction.

Our Company's mission is to enable its customers to invest in their futures by delivering secure, accurate and efficient assessment, payment and repayment services. We do this by processing 1.4 million applications per year, handling around 4.7 million phone calls, making payments worth £18 billion annually and managing over 8 million customers with loans totalling more than £117 billion.  

The new CEO will bring great leadership to our organisation, develop strong relationships with our partners and stakeholders and be a pivotal member of our Board.  

We are at a compelling time in our Company's history. The educational landscape is changing and with it the demands and expectations of our customers and our stakeholders. The Board has developed a strategy to meet these changes which is clear and has enormous potential.   It will deliver outstanding digital products and services and respond effectively to the demands of ministers and policy makers at the DfE and the devolved administrations. 

The Board is now looking for a leader who will drive forward our transformation to become an exemplar digital organisation and who will oversee our cultural transformation strategy to help our people fulfil their potential in support of this. 

The Student Loans Company serves people at a point in their lives when they are making crucial decisions.  By any standards, we are a large scale customer facing organisation and we now have dealings with more than 1 in 4 of all households.  If you are inspired and challenged by the opportunity to lead the Student Loans Company, through an exciting transformation programme, I would like to hear from you.  

The information pack will give you further insight into our Company, the role and more details on the qualities and capabilities that we are looking for in our new CEO. 

I very much hope that this opportunity to be part of SLC and contribute to helping our customers create their own futures will have great appeal for you.


I look forward to receiving your application.

Christian Brodie
Chair

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