Business Skills Manager

Tees Valley is where five distinct boroughs come together to make one exceptional destination in which to invest, live, work and visit.

Tees Valley Combined Authority is responsible for overseeing around £½ billion in investment funds, with more to come through new devolution deals. In May 2017, the residents of the Tees Valley elected Ben Houchen as Mayor for the Tees Valley, and Chair of the Combined Authority.

The first Devolution Deal agreed with Central Government included a Skills commitment to devolve the Adult Education Budget to the Combined Authority, this was achieved on 1st August 2019. The Combined Authority will utilise this devolution arrangement to improve the skills system to ensue businesses can access a suitably skilled and available workforce.

The Authority incorporates the highly successful Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership and sustains strong links with the local business community and other partners. Together, we aim to create 25,000 jobs and £2.8bn extra growth by 2026.

This role will work with businesses and priority sectors to determine their skills needs and develop significant and innovative new skills projects to address this demand.

For detailed information on this role, and to apply, please click here.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Shona Duncan, Head of Education, Employment and Skills on 07881 617889 or at