15 May 2008 | Paul Snell
Procurement leaders are being targeted to take up leadership roles in further education and colleges to improve management standards.
Lifelong Learning UK, the independent body that promotes professional development of those working in further education, has begun a campaign for private and public sector procurement professionals to use their experience to help develop new talent in the area.
The "Make a difference" programme has been launched as part of a drive by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills to improve leadership in education.
Natasha Tesfai, project manager for the programme said the aim is to develop leaders for the future, and purchasing professionals would be able to help the further education sector develop its business and commercial skills.
"Supply management professionals, especially those working in the private sector, may have never considered a career in a further education establishment but there are some attractive benefits," she said.
Buyers interested can find out more at www.changeyourfuture.org