Chief Executive

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

Peterborough, with regular UK travel and homeworking

  • Location

    Peterborough, with regular UK travel and homeworking

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    c. £150,000 + Bonus

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    19 March 2021

  • Client

    Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

Ref: GSe68870

As the industry training board for construction in England, Scotland and Wales, we are committed to helping the sector recruit the people it needs and develop the skills which will enable industry to innovate, maximise safety, quality and productivity and underpin commercial success and growth. 

We are supporting an already dynamic industry sector through unprecedented times as we embark on the search for our new Chief Executive.  Brexit means that industry needs to step up and meet its skill needs to a greater extent from the UK.  Net Zero will stimulate exciting innovation in new construction methods, and sector advances in digital, data and technology have the potential to be game changing.  Our ability to identify and act on the development of the key skills that will be needed to support such change, has consequently never been more important.

As Chief Executive of CITB, you will perform a high profile, enabling role, forming strong and credible working relationships with key industry and government stakeholders to ensure that our activity is effective, relevant and future focused.  You will also make CITB an exemplar in developing the skills, knowledge and experience of its own workforce and build a culture of customer service and operational excellence so that we provide the best possible support for the employers who fund us.

We are looking for a strategic, authoritative and inclusive leader who has delivered outstanding business performance in a dynamic, industry sector; ideally one in which investment in education and skills has underpinned success. However, whilst prior exposure to the construction sector and/or skills and education is desirable, we are open minded regarding your background, cognisant of the lessons we can learn from related industries.  What is most important is your strategic and operational leadership capability, your commercial acumen and your commitment to supporting a sector of national importance at a critical time.

If you are as excited as we are about the challenge of building a CITB that will support the construction industry to be world-leading on skills, we look forward to hearing from you.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date for Applications
Sunday 7 March 2021 @ 11.59pm

Preliminary Interviews with GatenbySanderson
Dates TBC - w/c Monday 15 March 2021 & w/c Monday 22 March 2021

Assessments, Stakeholder Engagement Exercise (SEE) & Information Conversations
TBC - w/c Monday 29 March 2021 & w/c Monday 5 April 2021 & w/c Monday 12 April 2021

Final Panel Interviews
TBC - w/c Monday 19 April 2021

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement (no more than two pages) that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We will not approach your referees without your prior permission.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


Stephanie Wilson: 07880 382745
Ann Hooper: 07500 446301