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Committee Vacancies

CITB is currently recruiting for Nation Council Members for Scotland and Wales and three Committee Members for the Levy Strategy Committee.

Nation Councils

Expression of Interest for Nation Council Member Positions

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) are looking for senior, experienced and knowledgeable industry representatives from SME’s, large employers, and independent consultants etc. who can demonstrate a consultative and collaborative approach to partnership working within the Nation Council and with the CITB Board.

The Nations Councils have an important role in supporting the CITB Board in its strategic leadership, by providing insight into industry challenges, across nations, regions and sectors and acting as a sounding board for Trustees. In particular:

  • To capture and articulate to the Board key issues affecting or likely to affect industry over a forecast period of 3 years
  • Together with the other Nation Councils (England, Scotland and Cymru Wales) assist the Board to accurately prioritise support for key issues affecting industry across Great Britain
  • Review and advise the Board on CITB’s Strategic Business Plan (‘the Plan’) to ensure that the Plan appropriately addresses industry opportunities, pressures and priorities as identified through CITB’S evidence base, which the Nations Councils will help to enhance
  • To make timely recommendations to the Board about extraordinary matters arising that may impact on the ability of the Board to deliver the Plan

Each appointment of a Member is for a period of up to three years and is non-remunerated, although travel expenses will be paid. There are a minimum four meetings per year, held either remotely via Microsoft teams or at a given location.

If you are interested, please take some time to go through the Terms of Reference and Role Description to ensure you have the required skills. You will need to fill in the Expression of Interest form and send it to corporate.governance@citb.co.uk.

The selection process will be via paper selection to include input from the Nation Chair. If you are successful in your application, you will be notified of the subsequent Nation Council meeting dates.

Tony Elliott, former Chair of the CITB Scotland Nation Council and now CITB Trustee and HR Director of Robertson Group said:

“The Nation Councils are led by industry, for industry – they are a vital connection between CITB’s Board and construction employers. Our council members offer a wealth of insight based on expert knowledge and a vested interest in construction. The Nation Councils really help to unite CITB with the industry it serves. I’d like to urge any senior construction industry professionals who believe they can help CITB with its efficiency and effectiveness plans to apply for these roles – this is a great opportunity to make a big difference.”

Levy Strategy Committee

Expression of Interest for Levy Strategy Committee Member Positions

Your chance to modernise the CITB Levy

CITB is looking for four construction professionals to work on one of our biggest ambitions – modernising the Levy.

We want two independent expert, one Wales Nation representative and a Scotland and an England Nation Council member representative to join our influential Levy Strategy Committee (LSC).

The LSC represents the views of the construction industry across all three GB nations (England, Scotland and Wales). Their task is hugely important: to develop future Levy Proposals.

As we start to move towards the next round of Consensus in early 2024, it is the responsibility of the LSC to recommend Levy Proposals for consultation with industry and ultimately for the next three-year Levy Order due in 2025; this will be a priority for the committee over this course of 2023. On top of this however it is important the LSC continues to keep an eye on the longer-term future levy arrangements to ensure they remain fit for purpose and able to generate Levy in the most efficient and fairest way to continue to support training and skills development in the industry for the rest of the decade and beyond.

Who do we want?

Individuals should have a good understanding of the Levy system, CITB’s objectives and the skills and experience to assess the appropriateness of any Levy options under consideration.

The independent representative vacancy will suit candidates with a strong skill set in finance and taxation. For the two employer representatives we would especially welcome applicants from individuals that work for or represent small and micro employers.

Tenure and duties

The tenure of each Committee members will be for a period of up to three years. LSC meetings and workshops will be convened periodically between 2023-2025, but not less than four times per year.

These appointments are non-remunerated. Travel expenses will be paid. Meetings will be conducted via a mixture of in-person and remote gatherings.

Successful candidates will assess the impact of future Levy Proposals to ensure fair outcomes for all CITB registered employers. The LSC will assess industry’s views, regarding any proposed changes to Levy legislation, in advance of making final recommendations to the CITB Board.

The LSC will also support CITB in assessing the implications of different Levy rate models against CITB’s strategic objectives.

How to apply

Please read the Terms of Reference and Role Description to ensure you have the required skills. Please send your Expression of Interest form to corporate.governance@citb.co.uk by close of business on 13 February 2023.

All Expressions of Interest submissions will be considered for short listing by a panel comprising of two CITB Board Trustees (including the Committee Chair), CITB’s Director of Legal Governance and Compliance and CITB’s Levy Strategy Manager. Applicants who satisfy the requisite skills and experience will be selected for interview with the Committee Chair and one other member of the Panel. Current CITB Nation Council Members will not be required to go through the interview process.

Successful applicants will receive a formal appointment letter from CITB’s Corporate Governance department along with a schedule of the first three meetings.