Applications are now open for our Skills and Diversity Council

Do you work for a techUK member organisation? Are you working hard to promote future skills and diversity in your organisation and across our sector? Perhaps you should consider applying for the techUK Skills and Diversity Council.

techUK launched the Skills and Diversity Council at the beginning of 2018 following the merger of both the Women in Tech Council and the Skills, Talent and Migration Group. We have had a number of successes in our first year, for example publishing our best practice report on Gender Pay Gap reporting, expanding our Returners Hub and continuing to support initiatives like the Tech Talent Charter and People Like Me aimed at moving the dial.

As we transition into our second year, we are looking to expand our remit to more equitably address the wider diversity and inclusion agenda and take concrete steps on helping the UK develop skills for the modern economy.

The purpose of the Skills and Diversity Council:

Skills

The Council will support techUK with thought leadership around skills for the modern economy, from early years through to lifelong learning. This will include making recommendations to improve the existing system – e.g. determining our public position on apprenticeships and T-Levels – and scoping the policy needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

This will likely include supporting techUK with a Skills Conference in the second half of 2019. The Council will support techUK with campaigning, thought leadership and sourcing speakers for the event.

Diversity

Supporting diverse tech talent from classroom to boardroom. The Council provides support to initiatives including the Tech Talent Charter, WISE Campaign’s People Like Me and help to decide which diversity initiatives techUK should be supporting. The Council will also support and lead techUK campaigns around Gender and Ethnicity Pay Reporting and international days marking diversity.

If you have enthusiasm or expertise in any of these areas and would like to contribute to the Council’s work then we want to hear from you!

To apply for this council, please request the Council Terms of Reference and Nomination Form from India Lucas. Nomination forms should be submitted to India by Friday by 17:00 Friday, 4 January. Successful applicants to be notified by close of play on Friday 11 January.

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