Inverness College UHI has begun recruiting a new principal after the previous incumbent took up a new post within its parent organisation.
Diane Rawlinson has held the job as principal and chief executive at the college since 2013.
She will take up the post of vice-principal (further education) within the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).
The post involves working with the principals of all of the colleges which make up UHI to deliver overall plans.
In her time as principal of the college, Ms Rawlinson has overseen the move from previous locations at Midmills and on Longman Road to the purpose-built new building at Inverness Campus.
In the job advert for the new post Neil Stewart, chairman of the college board of management, said the new candidate will be expected to deliver “ambitious targets for growth set against a solid and sustainable financial position”.
He said: “The college at the heart of the community is having a transformational impact on the development and prosperity of the region.
“The new state-of-the-art facilities on the Inverness Campus and the Scottish School of Forestry in neighbouring Balloch provide an inspiring learning environment.
“These buildings are a key development for the college and the city of Inverness and further support the blended learning approach which underpins the college, and the university partnership.”
He added: “The board is looking for a candidate who can demonstrate ambition, drive and partnership skills to take the organisation forward to its next phase.”
The successful candidate will collect a £90,000 per annum salary.
Describing Ms Rawlinson’s new position, a spokeswoman for UHI said: “The University of the Highlands and Islands vice-principal (further education) is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of further education provision across the Highlands and islands region are delivered in line with Scottish Government policy and our outcome agreement with the Scottish Funding Council.
“The vice-principal (further education) works particularly closely with the principals of the colleges within the university partnership to plan, deliver and monitor curriculum delivery.”