Solent Freeport Skills Forum Chairs


Job Title:

  • Chair of Southampton Water Tax Site Skills Forum
  • Chair of Dunsbury Park Tax Site Skills Forum
  • Chair of Navigator Quarter Tax Site Skills Forum

All three positions are voluntary

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The Solent LEP and LEP Skills Advisory Panel are working to support the skills aspirations of the Solent Freeport and calling on business leaders with experience at a senior and strategic level to apply for one of three voluntary positions of Chair of a Solent Freeport Skills Forum, designed to deliver ambitions to kick start regeneration and level up the Solent region.

The Solent Freeport was announced as one of the first UK Freeports by the Government in December 2022. Solent Freeport is projected to deliver over 15,000 jobs directly in the Solent, across a range of jobs and skills levels.

Each of the Solent Freeport’s three tax sites at Southampton Water, Navigator Quarter and Dunsbury Park will establish a Skills Forum to focus on upskilling local people to ensure they benefit from the transformational economic opportunities that will be unlocked through Freeport investment.  The new Chairs will also take a place on the Solent LEP Skills Advisory Panel which works to ensure local industries in the Solent region have the skills they need to prosper, and young people have opportunities for fulfilling careers.

Each Skills Forum will be made up of businesses, landowners, skills providers, local authorities, and government agencies, providing advice on the development of the Solent Freeport Skills Charter and its implementation through advice on skills needs and investment required.

Applications for the three voluntary positions of Skills Forum Chair for each of the Solent Freeport tax sites are welcomed from those currently working in the private sector.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted via email, no later than 23:59 on 25 January 2023 to