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The HEY LEP Skills Network is now established and aims to build upon the excellent work done through the previous Humber LEP Skills Network on behalf of the Hull and East Yorkshire area.

It brings together key agencies, stakeholders and delivery partners that will provide leadership to the employment and skills agenda in Hull & East Yorkshire.

It will be used to cascade information about the LEP’s activity, act as a consultation body on future plans and will influence employment and skills provision in line with economic priorities. It involves providers in its delivery and provides a forum for agencies involved in all aspects of employment, skills and education in Hull & East Yorkshire to meet, network and share information and good practice.

It takes a strategic approach to careers advice and IAG and influences partners to ensure that the system delivers what the Hull & East Yorkshire economy needs as well as ensuring that LMI is produced and disseminated.

The HEY LEP Skills Network is led by an independent Chair and Vice Chair. These positions are currently vacant and the HEY LEP is seeking nominations from interested parties to take on these roles.

Nomination process milestone Date
Deadline for nominations for Chair and/or Vice Chair 23/09/22 (noon)
Candidate shortlisting w/c 26/09/22
Shortlisted candidates invited to an informal panel discussion 05/10/22 (am)
Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair 07/10/22

A person can nominate themselves or another individual. If nominating on behalf of someone, please ensure you have their agreement.

Nominations should be submitted by email to Chris Howell at c.howell@heylep.com

When nominating, please include the following details of the proposed candidate:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Position
  • Email
  • Telephone / mobile number

Role specifications for the Chair and Vice Chair are included below.

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the roles and responsibilities, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Howell on 07912 299 599 or c.howell@heylep.com

 

HEY LEP Skills Network Chair

 

Roles and responsibilities

The Chair’s role is to provide leadership of the group, including co-ordination and support of HEY LEP Employment and Skills activities. The successful candidate is likely to have recent relevant experience in skills related issues along with managerial and organisational qualities:

  • To Chair meetings of the Skills Network quarterly meetings and/or events
  • To ensure effective communication across all relevant partners and that the HEY LEP’s Employment & Skills Board is kept up-to-date with skills developments
  • To contribute to and set the agenda for each meeting in conjunction with the HEY LEP secretariat
  • To ensure the effective operation of the Network

The Chair will be invited to sit on the HEY LEP Employment and Skills Board (bi-monthly commitment).

Additional attendance at skills meetings may be required, working with the Employment & Skills Board Chair and Secretariat.

Tenure

Once selected, the individual will hold the position of Chair for 2 years from October 2022 to October 2024.

In October 2024 the Network will recruit a new Chair. This does not preclude the existing Chair being nominated again.

Time commitment

Meetings of the HEY LEP Skills Network take place on a quarterly basis. Event organisation and administration is done by the HEY LEP Employment & Skills team. The Chair will support with agenda development, forward planning, event promotion, guest speaker involvement and membership development.

A regular newsletter, constructed and administered by the HEY LEP Employment & Skills team is also sent to the Network with key information on events, funding opportunities and news from the sector.

Remuneration

This is a voluntary role and is not remunerated.

 

Humber LEP Skills Network Vice-Chair

 

Roles and responsibilities

The Vice-Chair’s role is to support the Chair appointment. This includes:

  • Chairing meetings of the Skills Network in the absence of the Chair
  • Deputising for the Chair at meetings and events
  • Alongside the Chair, ensuring effective communication across all partners and that the HEY LEP’s Employment & Skills Board is kept up-to-date with skills developments
  • To contribute to setting the agenda for each meeting in conjunction with the Chair

The Vice-Chair will attend the HEY LEP Employment and Skills Board (bi-monthly commitment) in the absence of the Chair.

Additional attendance at skills meetings may be required, working with the Employment & Skills Board Chair and Secretariat.

Tenure

Once selected, the individual will hold the position of Chair for 2 years from October 2022 to October 2024.

In October 2024 the Network will recruit a new Chair. This does not preclude the existing Chair being nominated again.

Time commitment

Meetings of the HEY LEP Skills Network take place on a quarterly basis. Event organisation and administration is done by the HEY LEP Employment & Skills team. The Vice-Chair will support with agenda development, forward planning, event promotion, guest speaker involvement and membership development.

A regular newsletter, constructed and administered by the HEY LEP Employment & Skills team is also sent to the Network with key information on events, funding opportunities and news from the sector.

Remuneration

This is a voluntary role and is not remunerated.