Ambassador / Lead Scotland
£60,000 pro rata
12 months fixed term, three days a week
The purpose of this role is to influence, lead, champion and advocate for WorldSkills UK in Scotland. Key outcomes include increased delivery of core programmes, raising standards, championing future skills and empowering young people. Also, to influence and support funding and programme delivery through partners at a strategic level within the Scottish Government, technical education and skills sector as well as the business community. This role will ensure that WorldSkills UK is positively represented to key stakeholders, that its purpose and value is clearly understood, and that WorldSkills UK is relevant and responsive to evolving public policy, economic and tertiary education colleges skills sector needs in Scotland, and is funded appropriately to deliver value for money outcomes.
A self-starter with entrepreneurial and commercial acumen will be key requirements in the lead for WorldSkills UK in Scotland. You will have the gravitas to influence stakeholders, with high levels of tact and diplomacy. Demonstrable current knowledge and understanding of the Tertiary Education sector as well as the policy/political environment within which Colleges and training providers operate is essential. You will possess a strong reputation, standing, experience and connections within key Scottish sectors.
Although this role is envisaged to be employed directly by WorldSkills UK for three days per week, we pride ourselves on having a flexible approach to our working practices and service delivery and are happy to consider freelance contracts or secondments with suitable candidates.