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Ambassador Lead Scotland

WorldSkills UK
Ambassador Lead Scotland
£60,000 pro rata

WorldSkills UK is a dynamic, results driven charity that aims to change the conversation in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales about skills and young people. WorldSkills UK is a four nations partnership between education, industry and UK governments. We are a world-class skills network acting as a catalyst to raise standards through international benchmarking and professional development, championing future skills through analysis of rapidly changing economic demand and empowering young people, from all backgrounds, through competitions-based training.

We are an inclusive team that works with a growing network of dedicated professionals and businesses. We are looking for passionate and thoughtful people that will help us develop innovative solutions to the challenge we have set ourselves.

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.

Join us, if you are ambitious to shape the future of further education, change lives and help create a world-class skills economy for the UK. Because when young people succeed, we all succeed.

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Please note, this post is part-time and will be approximately three days a week. This post would be suitable for someone on secondment or looking to reduce their working hours. For a detailed discussion, please contact one of our consultants for a confidential discussion -Donogh O’Brien, Katharine Price or Lauren Crichton on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications is – Monday 4th December 2023

To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and completed Disability Confident Scheme Form (if applicable). Forms can be downloaded at