May 2023


Net-Zero agenda will be a key strand of new Future Skills Advisor role

Supporting the skills aspect of Warwickshire County Council’s new-zero agenda will be a key strand of a new role now being advertised in the Council’s Economy & Skills team. 

Warwickshire Skills Hub, which operates under the Economy & Skills umbrella, is recruiting for a Future Skills Business Support Advisor to join its team based at Eliot Park Innovation Centre, Nuneaton. 

The role will focus on building and maintaining an advanced understanding of the future skills needs of Warwickshire. This will entail working closely with employers and education and training providers in areas such as vehicle electrification, battery technology, digital skills and activity supporting the net-zero agenda in general. 

The Future Skills Advisor will work proactively to identify key skills trends and emerging skills themes to support the development of new programmes and support, linking to a number of local Employability and Skills plans and strategies. 

The role will have a focus on future innovation. It will provide businesses with impartial and specialist support, helping them develop a well-skilled workforce which will reflect their growth plans and associated innovation led skills needs. The support to be provided by the Future Skills Advisor will be designed to help businesses attract and harness new local talent and re-skill existing staff which will enable businesses to grow and prosper in Warwickshire. 

Warwickshire County Council’s Lead Commissioner (Employability & Skills), Fay Winterburn, said: “As a local authority, we pride ourselves in being collaborative and barrier-breaking, whilst demonstrating strong team cultures by encouraging creative thinking, personal development and embracing new ways of working. We look forward very much to increasing our team with this exciting new role which will heavily focus on the Council’s net zero objectives. 

“Our ideal candidate will be an experienced skills advisor with two years or more business skills experience, ideally with a future skills focus. The candidate must have a broad understanding of local and national skills initiatives, with previous experience of working with businesses to address local skills needs at a strategic level.”  

The post will be based at the Warwickshire Skills Hub in Nuneaton, with county-wide travel and visits to neighbouring authorities are anticipated.  

Closing date for applications is Monday 19th June with interviews to take place in the week commencing 26th June. 

For any questions regarding the roles available, please contact Vicki Haslam on or Fay Winterburn on 


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