Slowey named chair of Skills-Third Sector

Foyer Foundation's chief executive will take over role at skills body in July

Jane Slowey, chief executive of the Foyer Federation, has been named as chair of Skills-Third Sector, the new cross-sector skills body for voluntary organisations.

Slowey will take over from interim chair Dame Mary Marsh in July.

Skills-Third Sector was established in January and is funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and the Office of the Third Sector. The three-year, £2.5m funding is being managed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

The creation of Skills-Third Sector provides an exciting opportunity for the third sector to strengthen its commitment to developing its skills and talents, said Slowey. Until now the sector’s role as an employer has been overlooked too often.

The board of trustees of Skills-Third Sector is being filled and is likely to be completed in early June.

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