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.

 

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

 

BREAKING NEWS: Call for Business Representative Member

 

We currently have one business representative vacancy and are looking to recruit a senior leader, CEO, Chair, Director or owner manager to represent the views and interests of private businesses, to support understanding of the skills needs of businesses and to identify where investment is needed.

 

The purpose of the Skills 360˚ Board is to provide 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.

 

Being a member of the Skills 360˚ Board offers the opportunity to influence the way in which we create skills for the future in the Coast to Capital area. We are at a time of significant change in the UK as we move towards our exit of 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 negotiation of a Local Industrial Strategy with Government. You will support us to identify the major skills and recruitment 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.

 

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 this role would appeal to an experienced leader 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. 

 

We would particularly welcome applications from scaling businesses that are typically those exhibiting 20% year on year growth in either turnover or job creation from the Coastal West Sussex area and/or the Med Tech, Telecommunications, Creative, Horticulture or Visitor Economy sectors.

 

Please see the related resources section on this page for the Board Member Recruitment Information on how to apply. The closing date for applications is 2 September 2019.

 

Skills and Labour Market Research Project

The Skills and Labour Market Research Project is an exciting opportunity for the Coast to Capital area to gain valuable intelligence and build an evidence base report on the current and future demand for and supply of skills within the local area. This research will feed into and support the development of the ‘people’ section of the Coast to Capital Local Industrial Strategy, as well as the work towards the Gatwick 360˚ priority to Create Skills for the Future.

 

The desk based research analysis has been completed and qualitative feedback has been gathered through workshops and consultation interviews with stakeholders across Coast to Capital. This will form the basis of the final report which is currently being written.  

 

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)

Bob Pickles

(Vice Chair)

Head of Corporate & Government Affairs

Canon (UK) UK Ltd

Alison McManamon

Head of Human Resources & Organisational Development

Orbis Partnership(BHCC/ESCC)

Christina Dennis

Director

WDR Limited

Darren Hockaday

Human Resources Director

Gatwick Airport

Debra Humphris

Vice Chancellor

University of Brighton

Gavin Wright

Director of Workforce

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Jonathan Sharrock

Chief Executive Officer

Coast to Capital LEP

Kevin Delf

Chief Executive

Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership

Nick Juba

Chief Executive Officer

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Oonagh McPhillips

Head of Organisational Development

Ricardo

Robert Pye

Co-Founder

Ethos

Simon Pringle

Chief Executive Officer

Red River Software Ltd

Winston Mahaffy

Managing Director – Defence & Government

Thales

Zoe Wright

HR Director

B & CE

 

Meetings

 

Skills 360˚ Board meetings are held on a quarterly basis.

 

Meeting minutes and documentation can be found here

 

 

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