Chairperson vacancy
Leading the private sector voice and driving change in the skills landscape

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English | Cymraeg

Are you finding it difficult to recruit staff?

Do you feel that the training available meets your business need?

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Chair of the Regional Learning and Skills Partnership for South West Wales.


The Regional Learning and Skills Partnership for South West Wales is already working with business leaders across the region and we are looking for a Chairperson to lead the private sector voice and drive change in the skills landscape.

We are looking for an enthusiastic private sector business leader who will be the voice of industry leading the Board made up of business leaders from each of our priority sectors influencing change within the offer in further education and work based learning; influencing the school curriculum and supporting schools with key information on future skills needs and working with the Chairs of the other three Regional Skills Partnerships to influence Welsh Government on how they allocate funding for skills in the region.

The role of the RSP is to:

  • Improve the collection and sharing of regional employment and skills data, and intelligence.
  • Identify the needs of businesses and the current and future workforce in the region.
  • Publish an Employment and Skills Plan and other sector specific reports when required.
  • Ensure that the learning and skills infrastructure meets the economic and social needs of the region.
  • Lead on the delivery of the Skills and Talent programme for the Swansea Bay City Deal.

What we are looking for in a chair:

  • Knowledge and experience in any of the related industry sectors (Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Energy, Construction, Health and Social Care, Leisure and Tourism, Food and Land Management, Financial and Professional Services or Creative Industries).
  • Strong private sector experience.
  • Strong leadership and partnership ethos.
  • An understanding of the wider strategic environment.
  • The ability to convey complex messages to a variety of audiences including Welsh Government.
  • Experience of chairing a diverse partnership and high level meeting involving a range of external partners.
  • The post is a voluntary position with an approximate commitment of 12 days a year.

Selection Process

  • Closing date for applications: 28 July 2023
  • Panel meeting and decision made: 6 September 2023

For more information or to apply, please send your CV or contact the Regional Partnership Manager:

Regional Learning and Skills Partnership South West Wales

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