CITB looks for senior construction figure to help shape future skills in Scotland


THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced it has a Nation Council chair vacancy for Scotland.

The organisation revealed it is looking for a ‘senior, experienced and knowledgeable’ industry representative who can demonstrate a ‘consultative and collaborative’ approach to partnership working within the Nation Council and with the CITB board to help shape the future of construction skills in Scotland.

Applications are invited from across the sector, including SMEs, large employers and independent consultants.

The Nation Council chair will help the industry’s post-Covid recovery and adapt to new challenges including Brexit and achieving net zero carbon targets.

The role will involve detailing to the CITB board key issues affecting or likely to affect industry; assisting the board to prioritise support for key issues; helping to review and advise on CITB’s business plan; shaping the Scotland nation plan and review performance against it; and making recommendations about matters arising that may impact on the ability of the board to deliver the plan.

CITB policy director Stephen Radley said, “The role of Nation Council chair is challenging and incredibly rewarding and represents the perfect opportunity for someone with industry insight and an understanding of the challenges facing the sector to make their mark. To fill the shoes of our current chair will be no easy task but we know the construction industry is full of incredibly talented people who I know will rise to the task.”

CITB is also recruiting independent members of its audit and risk, and industry funding committees. Anyone interested in applying for the vacancies should visit: