Skills for Londoners - Business Partnership Members, Part time

Expiring today

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
unpaid
Posted
15 Nov 2021
Closes
07 Dec 2021

Help build a skills system that meets the needs of London’s economy

The Mayor is inviting applications to the Skills for Londoners Business Partnership from those who can bring a strong business/employer voice on skills and employment to strengthen Mayoral programmes. Members will need excellent knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing London’s industries, and will be able to advise on how the Mayor can improve support to Londoners and London’s employers in relevant occupations/sectors, in particular hospitality, green, social care, logistics and aviation.

In the Skills for Londoners Strategy, the Mayor of London sets out his vision for 'A City for all Londoners - making sure Londoners, employers and businesses get the skills they need to succeed in a fair, inclusive society and thriving economy.'

One of the key priorities at the heart of the strategy is to meet the needs of London’s economy and employers now and in the future. This means working with employers through the Skills for Londoners Business Partnership to help steer skills provision to make sure that the delegated Adult Education Budget and wider technical and vocational education system delivers for the London economy. 

The Skills for Londoners Business Partnership’s overarching aims are to:

  • Improve London’s skills system to better meet the needs of employers, businesses and the London economy;
  • Increase skills investment and workforce development in London’s industries to meet the demands of the global economy; and
  • Improve information and data on occupational skills needs from employers, and ensure the most accurate/reliable data is used to inform skills provision in London.

The Mayor is seeking candidates from a broad range of backgrounds from all parts of London’s business community, employers and business representative bodies.

There are up to seven vacancies on the Skills for Londoners Business Partnership and applications are particularly encouraged from business leaders and/or sector representatives with expertise in sectors facing challenges due to factors such as increasing demand, skills shortages or gaps, ageing workforce, automation, Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes the hospitality, green, social care, logistics and aviation industries.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and the Mayor strives to reflect London's diversity in all board appointments. The aim is that the Skills for Londoners Business Partnership reflects London’s diversity so we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

How to Apply

Candidates are invited to apply by submitting a CV and a covering letter (covering letter should be no more than two sides). 

The CV should include details of employment, public appointments, qualifications history and the name and contact details of two referees willing to provide a reference. It should also include any relevant information regarding your eligibility for appointment and any directorships you hold. 

The covering letter should provide details of the relevant experience that equips you to serve as a member of the Skills for Londoners Business Partnership, in particular addressing the criteria section under the role specification and ideally any expertise or understanding of one or more of the sectors identified (see application pack for further details).

For further details and to submit your application please click 'Apply'.