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Employment Policy Group

Aim of the group

The primary aim of the group is to contribute to the development of AoC policy on matters relating to the employment, organisational design and development and the attraction and development of future talent within the sector.

The group will support the lobbying actions of AoC through consultation, development of policy and position statements on behalf of members and provide guidance to inform and advise AoC and national agencies on the implementation of policy on all matters relating to employment and career development within the sector.

The group will seek to maintain a positive climate nationally for industrial relations and lead on national negotiations cycle in relation to key aspects of employment.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the Employment Policy Group is available to view below:

Date of next meeting:

13 June 2022, 11:00 - 1:30pm

Membership

East Midlands

  • Jan Hutt, Executive Director of Human Resources - Northampton College

London

  • Gerry McDonald, Principal and CEO - New City College
  • Janet Gardner, Principal and CEO - Waltham Forest College

North East

  • Joe McGraw, Director of People & Development - Newcastle College Group

North West

  • Paul Taylor, Chief Operating Officer - Manchester College

South West

  • Sheena Murphy-Collett, Director of HR & Organisational Development - Petroc

Yorkshire and Humber

  • Mike Welsh, Principal and CEO - East Riding College

South East

  • Simon Cook, Principal and CEO - MidKent College

East

  • Vacancy

West Midlands and Sixth Form College Representative

  • James Staniforth, Principal and CEO - Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Dates of Meetings

29 November 2017, 11:00am - 2:30pm

20 February 2018, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

27 June 2018, 11:30am - 2:30pm

13 September 2018, 11:30am - 2:30pm

5 December 2018, 12:00 - 2:30pm

20 March 2019, 11:30am - 2:30pm

10 June 2019, 11:00 - 1:30pm

7 October 2019, 11:30 - 1:30pm

10 February 2020, 11:30 - 1:30pm

1 June 2020, 11:30 - 1:30pm

5 October 2020, 11:00 - 12:30pm

23 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:30am

29 March 2021, 10:00 - 12:00pm

7 June 2021, 11:00 - 1:30pm

11 October 2021, 11:00 - 1:30pm

AoC Lead

Mary Vine-Morris, Area Director (London) and National Lead Employment.