West London Skills and Employment Board Seeking Business Co-Chair

Could you help lead West London’s work to improve skills?

The West London Skills and Employment Board is seeking a Business Co-Chair to help lead our core mission: to help people develop the right skills for growth in the world’s most connected place.

Making sure people have the right skills for the jobs of the future is crucial. Yet the skills system is fragmented, hard to navigate and does not always provide what employers need. The Skills and Employment Board brings together senior representatives from across the system – including college Principals, training providers, employers and local and central government – to agree and implement practical improvements. We aim to ensure that the skills system is joined-up, enables individual progression and drives economic growth.

As business co-chair, you would work alongside the public sector co-chair (currently Cllr Barry Rawlings, Leader of Barnet Council) to shape the Board’s work. In particular, you would ensure that businesses and employers are meaningfully and usefully engaged in collective efforts to improve the skills system in West London, and will use their networks and experience to raise the profile of the Board’s work and achieve a greater impact.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A strong commitment to improving the skills system in West London;
  • Experience of the skills system from an employer perspective;
  • Sound intellect and judgement and experience of strategic decision making, with the ability to operate effectively at Board level or equivalent;
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to act as an ambassador to people of all backgrounds for West London’s collective efforts to improve the skills system

Download the WLSEB Business Co-Chair Role Profile and additional information.

To apply to be the Business Co-Chair of the West London Skills and Employment Board, please send a CV and covering letter to nekym@ealing.gov.uk and daruwallab@ealing.gov.uk by 6pm on Friday 9 February. Please also indicate any reasonable adjustments or needs that you may have.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Majeed and Benaisha on the details above.

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