CITB searches for new trustees to help shape construction’s future

Tim Balcon. Image credit: Peter Devlin

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is looking for three new trustees to join its board of non-executives and help shape the sector’s future.

The voluntary role sees trustees tasked with ensuring that CITB pursues its objectives for the benefit of the construction industry.

CITB is looking for applicants from both CITB levy-registered employers and independent trustees not necessarily employed by levy-registered employers. The organisation revealed it would ‘particularly welcome and encourage’ applications from individuals with expertise and knowledge in further education and finance/accountancy.

The post is a four-year commitment, with the possibility of reappointment for an additional four-year term.

Tim Balcon, CITB chief executive, said, “If you’re passionate about the British construction industry and want to help attract and retain the right talent, then this is the role for you. With our recent Construction Skills Network report stating that an additional 225,000 workers are needed to meet demand by 2027, there has never been a more important time to support the industry.

“Trustees play an integral role in determining CITB’s strategic direction, as well as monitoring business performance and ensuring employers get the best value from the levy.”

Peter Lauener, CITB chair, added, “CITB’s purpose is to support the construction industry to have a skilled, competent and inclusive workforce, now and in the future. The industry faces significant challenges of modernising the way it works and developing new skills for net zero, as well as maintaining recruitment to traditional trades in a competitive labour market for talent.

“We are developing a new strategy to put employers in the driving seat in spending levy payers’ money to realise these objectives. These are exciting times for construction, and this is a great opportunity for new board members to join us.”

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 7 September 2023. Click here to find out more about being a trustee and how to apply.