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Director of Skills Alignment

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Director of Skills Alignment

The role of shared Director of Skills Alignment will play a critical part in ensuring the Scottish Government delivers on its vision for SFC and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to be fully aligned in delivering the learning and skills necessary for sustainable and inclusive growth.

Reporting to the Chief Executives of SDS and SFC, the role will lead the collaborative work to align the skills planning, commissioning and evaluation undertaken by both agencies. The alignment of planning and investment between two organisations will ensure that Scotland’s people and businesses are equipped with the right skills to succeed in the economy, both now and in the future.

At a critical time for the Scottish Economy, this role provides a unique opportunity to influence a whole systems transformation across industry, employers and the education and skills system; our shared ambition is to collaboratively align our plans in ways which develop the future skills needed to increasingly enable a highly productive workforce for Scotland.

This is a truly exciting time to join our team and through your skills investment advice and recommendations to our individual boards, and ultimately the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board, you will have significant influence over the funding of skills provision across Scotland. You will be part of a highly talented, motivated and engaged team committed to contributing to the development of the economy, making a real difference to the people and businesses of Scotland.

Full details of the post and how to apply. Closing date for applications: Monday 11 March.

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