Construction Employment Integrator
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Awaiting Implementation
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Director of Regeneration submitted a report which sought the Cabinet’s approval to establish a Construction Employment Integrator for Wirral the aim of which was to provide a mechanism that would ensure that people from disadvantaged groups and areas within Wirral were able to access job and training opportunities in the construction industry.
The costs of establishing and running the Integrator for a period of three years amounted to £885,955 and it was proposed to fund all these costs from the Working Neighbourhoods Fund which was part of the Council’s Area Based Grant. As the CEI became established a contribution from other agencies and the construction industry would be sought to expand its activities further into the construction sector and potentially into other sectors.
The Director reported that the CEI would require an Integrator Team to be established by the Council which would comprise a CEI Manager, a Planning and Procurement Officer and a Monitoring and Intelligence Officer. These posts had been fully costed in the Business Plan and a report recommending the establishment of these would be taken to the Employment and Appointments Committee in June 2009. The Finance and Administration support would be provided from existing resources within the Council’s Regeneration Team.
The Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning Strategy welcomed the project and that Wirral was leading the way on Merseyside with this scheme.
(1) That the Construction Employment Integrator as set out in the Director’s report be established in Wirral.
(2) That the Director of Regeneration submit a report to the Employment and Appointments Committee in June 2009 to establish the posts for the Integrator Team.
Publication date: 03/06/2009
Date of decision: 28/05/2009
Decided at meeting: 28/05/2009 - Cabinet
Effective from: 11/06/2009