Employability Moray

The Community Planning Partnership Board established this new strategic partnership group, Employability Moray, in order to provide a coherent and strategic platform for all employability services within the Moray area. The vision of this new partnership will be to provide a framework which supports people into positive and sustained employment. Employability Moray will work closely with Moray Economic Partnership, with the Children and Young People’s Partnership and with a variety of other partners both locally and nationally to ensure positive and sustained employment is being championed in the local area. This group oversees all partnership working in relation to investing in young people (developing the young workforce,) lifelong learning and skills investment. Its focus is on Priority 1 of Moray 2026, ‘a growing and diverse economy,’ and Priority 3, ‘ambitious and confident young people.’ This partnership is coordinating activities to support school leavers and adults to gain employment.

Reporting to this group will be:
• Invest in Young People Group (chaired by Willie Wood, Johnston’s of Elgin)
• Lifelong Learning Forum (to be chaired by Principal – or designate – Moray College (UHI))
• Skills Investment Group (to be chaired by Dave McCallum, Skills Development Scotland (SDS))
• DYW (Operations) (Chaired by Maxine Scott/Amy Cruickshank, Moray Council)

• Chair: Cllr Sonya Warren, Moray Council
• Lead Officer: Laurence Findlay, Corporate Director (Education and Social Care), Moray Council
• David Patterson, Principal, Moray College (UHI)
• Sarah Medcraf, Chief Executive, Moray Chamber of Commerce
• Anthony Standing, Head of Operations (North Region), Skills Development Scotland (SDS)
• David Oxley, Area Manager - Moray, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
• Senior representative (TBC), tsiMORAY
• Jane Munro, Employer and Partnership Manager, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)