An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the National Skills Academy for Logistics.

Date Posted: 02.08.12 | Closing Date: 18.08.12
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the National Skills Academy for Logistics. 

The Academy serves the English logistics sector and contributes to a wider UK sector employing more than 2.2 million people, some 8% of the UK’s workforce. 

50% of this workforce is not qualified to undertake their current roles. As a result, the UK logistics sector whilst rated 13th in the world for competitiveness, lags at 25th for staff training. 

More information about the Academy and its aims and objectives can be found at 

The National Employers Board are seeking a Director to lead the Academy beyond its set-up stage and to increase employer engagement with the organisation, and to build its profile and profitability to achieve sustainability before April 2014. Subject to meeting Skills Funding Agency specified criteria, the Academy will benefit from funding in the region of £1m per annum until March 31st 2014. Therefore this will be a fixed term appointment but with the scope to extend, once sustainability is achieved. This demanding role offers a competitive remuneration package including performance related pay and other benefits. 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of delivering results in a senior position in a logistics or closely associated industry and will have the ability to represent the Academy with ourpublic and private sector partners. 

Application letters supported by an up to date CV and current remuneration should be submitted in confidence to:
Captain Richard W A Brough OBE, Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee, NSAL, on [email protected].  

Closing date for applications will be 31st August 2012.