Non-Executive Board Member of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
|Body:||Department for Education|
|Appointing Department:||Department for Education|
|Sectors:||Business, Finance & Skills, Education|
|Location:||London, Coventry and other locations as required.|
|Number of Vacancies:||2|
|Remuneration:||A fee of £15,000 a year is payable.|
|Time Requirements:||Members spend 2 days a month carrying out board duties, including attending board meetings, and must be prepared to be flexible about how these 2 days are used. For example, board activities may amount to more than 2 days in one month and less in another.|
Closed for Applications
17/04/2020 at 11:00
Final Interview Date
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|The Government has set itself an ambitious agenda to improve the quality of apprenticeships and technical education, to drive an increase in productivity. To achieve these goals, we need employers to invest more in training their workforce and for people to be trained to fill skills gaps.
The Government’s apprenticeships reform programme is now established and has seen employers take ownership of determining the skills and competencies that they need their apprentices to achieve to best serve their business. The first T Levels will be delivered from September 2020 to provide a high-quality technical option for young people aged 16 to 19.
The Institute was established as a Crown Non-Departmental Public Body, independent of Government and employer-led with a mandate set by Ministers. The Institute is playing a vital role in continuing the apprenticeship and technical education reform process and works on behalf of employers to support the delivery of high quality apprenticeships and T Levels in England. The Institute enables apprentices or learners to be confident that their apprenticeship or T Level is of high quality, respected and will help them to build a career with a clear market value.
The Institute’s Board has a diverse range of experience and is primarily made up of employers, education and business leaders. The Institute currently has around 200 staff, based on two sites in London and Coventry.
The Institute’s Board ensures that effective arrangements are in place to provide assurance on risk management, governance and internal control. In particular, the Board has collective responsibility for establishing and taking forward the strategic direction of the Institute, having regard to the Strategic Guidance issued to the Institute by the Government each year.
|Candidates will be proven strategic thinkers able to contribute across a range of governance, policy and financial matters relating to apprenticeships, skills and technical education. The role involves developing and managing effective relationships with senior stakeholders, seeking to bring them on board and win their commitment to the functions of the Institute.
Applications are sought from senior business or public sector figures whose organisations recruit through a range of entry routes, who employ a significant number of apprentices and who understand the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses following the technical education reforms. Members must have the time and skills to contribute across a range of the Institute’s strategic and governance issues.
A successful candidate will have the following essential criteria:
For one of the two posts, a successful candidate will have:
For one of the two posts, we are particularly interested in appointing a candidate from the digital industries.
Applicants will be assessed against these criteria in their application form and at any subsequent interview. In the event that we receive a large number of applications, those which do not clearly demonstrate an understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by employers, and exceptional leadership skills with experience of working at board level, will be rejected at the first sift stage.
For details of the board and the work they do please visit https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/
How to Apply
Please submit the following documents by email to:
- A covering letter not exceeding two sides of A4 paper. (Arial size 12).
- A CV.
- Candidate application form.
- Diversity form.
Please include the vacancy title in the subject box and submit each application document as a separate attachment.
We are happy to accept applications in alternative formats from applicants who, for reasons of disability, may find it difficult to fill in our standard form. If you would like to have a chat with us about reasonable adjustments please contact us at:
Please note the following:
- We cannot accept applications submitted after the closing date;
- Applications will be assessed solely on the documentation provided; please refer to the advert and checklist above to ensure you have provided everything requested;
- Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt;
- Feedback will only be given to candidates unsuccessful following interview.
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