CITB creates new industry relations director post

CITBThe Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has created a new industry relations director role to boost industry engagement at a time of critical change for employers.

Construction firms face major changes, including the economic uncertainty caused by Brexit, an overhaul of skills policy and Further Education, and the Apprenticeship Levy. At the same time, CITB itself is changing to be a more streamlined organisation, using insight from its industry research to identify skills needs and target investment to benefit the whole industry.

The new director will lead on engagement with employers and federations across England, Scotland and Wales, supported by CITB’s Partnership Teams in each area.

They will join an executive team led by CEO Adrian Belton, together with corporate performance director Sarah Beale, policy director Steve Radley and delivery and customer engagement director Carl Rhymer.

Steve Radley said: “At a time of major change, we need to work effectively with the whole industry, from the smallest firms to the biggest. This means putting even more effort into hearing employers’ views, helping them navigate the changing environment, and making clear how a modernised CITB will help them get the skills they need.

“Together with our ongoing reforms to improve our targeted funding, and get CITB support to thousands more employers, this new role will help us meet the changing needs of our industry.”

Recruitment for the position has begun, with an appointment expected later this year.

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