Coast to Capital is recruiting a new Board Director to bring further business sector skills and expertise onto its Board in order to help deliver its ambitious new strategy – Gatwick 360. It is also seeking to appoint members to its newly formed Skills 360 Board.

The Coast to Capital Board is comprised of a strong and passionate group of individuals bringing together regional business leaders alongside senior politicians and leaders from Universities and Further Education.  It is a powerful voice of challenge and advocacy for the region and brings together a wealth of experience and expertise. There is a vacancy for a Board Director to bring specific finance skills and commercial expertise into the organisation, promoting a strong business ethos and commercial culture on the Board.

 

The Skills 360˚ Board has been set up to provide strategic direction and deliver the ‘Create Skills for the Future’ priority actions included in Gatwick 360 to boost the productivity of our economy by giving people the skills they need to secure and maintain high quality jobs.  Members of the Skills 360 Board will identify the major skills and recruitment challenges faced by the region and identify solutions, including investment to deliver high quality skills education and training. There are vacancies for seven business sector representatives

 

Coast to Capital is committed to creating an inclusive organisation that promotes and values diversity.  Applications are welcome from senior business figures from under-represented groups and female business leaders are encouraged to apply.  We are looking for senior candidates and these roles would appeal to experienced leaders who can help to maximise the region’s potential and offer an exciting opportunity to someone who is committed to creating an environment where business can flourish. 

 

The posts are unremunerated and applicants are expected to live and/or work in the region.

Tim Wates, Coast to Capital Chairman said:

 

“This is a very exciting time to join the Coast to Capital Board and we are looking for business leaders who are passionate about helping lead the region forward.  The Government has confirmed that LEPs will play an important role in delivering the new Industrial Strategy and in driving economic growth in their local areas.  Our ambitious new Strategic Economic Plan – Gatwick 360 - prioritises the most important issues facing our region, including skills, and as such, it is vital that we are led by senior business figures with the skills and expertise we need to meet the challenges and opportunities the future will bring.”

 

To make an application for the Board Director vacancy please send, by Monday 26 November, a full CV with a covering statement setting out how you believe you could fulfil the requirements of the key role to Katie Nurcombe, Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs at katie.nurcombe@coast2capital.org.uk.

 

For further information about the Skills 360 Board and how to apply please visit the Coast to Capital website or contact Claire Witz at claire.witz@coast2capital.org.uk. The deadline for applications is Monday 26 November.

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