Scheme to improve image of construction wants to move to the ‘next level’

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) - the national scheme to improve the image of the construction industry - is recruiting for new board directors.

Isabel Martinson (pictured), who was named executive chairman of the scheme in July, is looking for senior representatives from within and outside of the construction industry to expand the CCS to move to the “next level”.

The CCS is an independent organisation formed in 1997. Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the scheme and agree to abide by the its Code of Considerate Practice. The Code commits those registered with the Scheme to care about appearance, respect the community, protect the environment, secure everyone’s safety and value their workforce.

The scheme is looking for board members with expertise in areas including marketing and communications, finance, commercial contracts and outsourcing.

Martinson commented: “The CCS provides a hugely important and influential role in helping to enhance the construction industry’s reputation to the public, those within the industry and the government. I look forward to working with a team of newly appointed Board Directors to shape the future reputation of the construction industry through the Considerate Constructors Scheme.”

Terms of reference, person/skills specifications and the application procedure are available via the scheme’s website here.

The application deadline is 1200 on Wednesday 5 October 2016.