Introduction to the Board

The Skills 360 Board provides direction and strategic support for the delivery of our ambitious Strategic Economic Plan, Gatwick 360, specifically the actions within Priority 4: Create Skills for the Future, where we seek to boost the productivity of our economy by giving people the skills they need to secure and maintain high quality jobs.

 

Vacancy – Horticulture or Viticulture Business Representative

We currently have a vacancy for a business representative from the Horticulture or Viticulture sector on our Skills 360 Board.

 

Being a member of the Skills 360 Board offers the opportunity to influence the regional skills agenda in the Coast to Capital area. We are at a time of significant change in the UK as we continue to understand and the address the impact of COVID-19 and our exit from the European Union. This along with an ageing population and rapid advances in technology mean the skills debate is urgent and requires an innovative approach more so than ever before.

 

Your membership of the Skills 360 Board will involve you in policy and decision making at a regional level, helping to shape our negotiations with Government on the best skills deal for the area. You will support us to understand the challenges we currently face and to be a part of the solution. Your networks and influence will bring us the recognition and investment we need to deliver high quality skills education and training in the Coast to Capital area.

 

For more information please download the Recruitment Pack for this vacancy. The deadline for applications is Friday 7 May.

 

Skills Advisory Panels

The Skills 360 Board will act as the Skills Advisory Panel (SAP) for the Coast to Capital area, bringing together employers and skills providers to understand and address key local skills challenges, with the aim of developing evidence based analysis to advise and support providers to deliver the skills required by employers.

 

This will be achieved by ensuring SAPs have strong governance arrangements and meaningful analytical capability to:

 

  • generate analysis of their local skills and labour markets to understand the local position
  • discuss and agree local skills needs priorities in the short-term and more longer-term
  • consider how these will be met through local provision over time
  • support the production of strong 'people pillar' section of Local Industrial Strategies

 

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Membership

In accordance with the requirements set out by government for the Skills Advisory Panels, the Skills 360 Board is made up of private business and public sector representatives, the Chief Executive Officer of Coast to Capital and representatives from the education sector and the community and voluntary sector.

 

Below are the current members of the Skills 360 Board:

 

Name

Job Title

Organisation

Frances Rutter

(Chair)

Principal and Chief Executive

North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT)

Winston Mahaffy

(Vice Chair)

Managing Director - Defence & Government

Thales

Alison Addy

Head of Community Engagement

Gatwick Airport

Ana Christie

CEO

Sussex Chamber of Commerce

Christina Dennis

Director

WDR Limited

Dawn Redpath

Director for Economy and Growth

Surrey County Council

Jenny Andersson

Founder & Director

We Activate the Future

Jonathan Sharrock

Chief Executive Officer

Coast to Capital LEP

Kevin Delf

Chief Executive

Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership

Liane Richardson

HR Director

Thakeham Homes Ltd

Louise Punter

CEO

Surrey Chamber of Commerce

Mark Power

Interim Director of Strategic Workforce and OD

Sussex Health and Care Partnership

Robert Pye

Co-Founder

Ethos

Ruth Whittaker

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students)

University of Brighton

Sian Drabble

Senior Partnership Manager - Surrey and Sussex District

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Simon Bland

Head of Economic Prosperity

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

Simon Pringle

Chief Executive Officer

Red River Software Ltd

Tim Walder

Partner - Aviation Sector Leader & Croydon Office Director

Arcadis

 

Board Champions

 

There are a mix of Board Champion roles which have been allocated to Skills 360 Board members according to their skills and expertise, and have been identified as key to the success of the Board and delivery of its Skills Strategy and Action Plan. The sector focused roles are based on the sectors where we have significant competitive advantage and those that employ or have the potential to employ high numbers. 

 

Role

Board member

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion

Tim Walder

Stakeholder Conversations champion

Jenny Andersson

Digital skills champion

Simon Pringle

Communities champion

Kevin Delf

Horticulture/Viticulture champion

Vacancy

Green champion

Jenny Andersson

Tourism champions

Simon Bland / Alison Addy

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering champion

Winston Mahaffy

Health and Care champion

Mark Power

Construction champions

Tim Walder / Liane Richardson

Financial and Professional Services champion

Christina Dennis

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