Applications are being sought for the next chairman of the industry training body

A search has begun for a new chair of ConstructionSkills with the current chair Sir Michael Latham due to step down in March after seven years in the role.

Sir Michael Latham
Latham: due to retire

The hunt is being led by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and will require someone to be available for two-days a week in London.

The closing date for applications is 30th October 2009.

Mark Farrar, cheif executive of ConstructionSkils said: “The industry expects strong leadership during a period when many businesses are struggling, and with training absolutely crucial to the long term success of this sector, we need a chair that can provide the right level of influence, guidance and drive to move the industry forward.”

Interviews will be held in late November 2009 in London.

Details for applicants

For more information and an application pack email: quoting reference 'CITB' or send your name and address with the reference 'CITB' to FESG Appointments Team, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, W3b, Moorfoot, Sheffield, S1 4PQ.

Alternatively, the advertisement will also be placed on the BIS and Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments websites, as well as ConstructionSkills’ website