Expression of Interest for Levy Strategy Committee Member Positions
CITB is inviting interested representatives of the GB construction industry and independent experts, who hold senior roles, to be members of the Levy Strategy Committee, formerly the Levy Working Party.
As part of the ongoing improvement to its governance structure, CITB is restructuring the Levy Working Party to align with its other Committees. CITB is looking to recruit a total of nine members; six employer representatives and three independent experts to form the new Levy Strategy Committee.
The Levy Strategy Committee will represent the views of industry across all three GB nations on the development of future Levy Proposals. Members will need to balance the anticipated cost of funding strategies which encourage necessary training in the industry, against the impact Levy will have on all employers registered with CITB. As requested by the previous Levy Working Party and the CITB Board, this Committee will oversee a fundamental review of the Levy that will be undertaken by CITB to take account of key trends and outlooks for construction and its employment model.
The Committee will help to assess the impact of future Levy Proposals to ensure fair and sustainable outcomes for all CITB registered employers. It will assist in assessing and informing industry’s views regarding any proposed changes to Levy legislation in advance of making final recommendations to the CITB Board concerning such changes. The Committee will also support CITB in assessing the implications of different Levy rate models against CITB’s strategic objectives.
“Construction is emerging from its most serious recession in a century. In September we will publish our 2021-25 Business Plan to work with employers, government and other groups to invest in the skills to help rebuild the industry. It’s vital that we agree the most efficient and fairest way to fund this. We need employers to get involved to help us get this right.”
Steve Radley CITB’s Director of Strategy and Policy
Individuals should have a good understanding of the Levy system, CITB’s objectives and priorities and the skills and experience to assess the appropriateness of any Levy options under consideration.
The tenure of all members will last for up to three years, with an end date of 31st December 2023. Should the Levy Strategy Committee continue to function after this date, the Board will review membership terms and reserves the option to re-appoint individual members for up to a further three years if deemed appropriate.
The Levy Strategy Committee meetings and workshops will be convened periodically between 2020-2023 as required, but not less than three times per year. These appointments are non-remunerated, although travel expenses will be paid. Meetings and workshops will be conducted via a mixture of in-person and video conference remote gatherings.
If you are interested in applying for one of these vacancies, please take some time to go through the Terms of Reference and Role Description to ensure you have the required skills. You will need to fill in the Expression of Interest form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business 25th September 2020.
All Expressions of Interest submissions will be considered for short listing by a panel comprising of two CITB Board Trustees (including the Committee Chair), CITB’s Director of Strategy and Policy and CITB’s Head of Levy and Grant.
Applicants considered by the Panel who satisfy the requisite skills and experience will be selected for interview with the Committee Chair and one other member of the Panel. Current Nation Council Members will not be required to go through the interview process.
Successful applicants will receive a formal appointment letter from CITB’s Corporate Governance department along with a schedule of the three first meetings.