Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training

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Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training
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Incumbent
Roseanna Cunningham MSP

since 21 November 2014
Appointer First Minister
Formation 22 April 2014
Website Scottish Government

The Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training is a position in the Scottish Government cabinet. The Cabinet Secretary has overall responsibility for employment policy, women's employment, youth employment, the living wage and skills and employment training. The Cabinet Secretary is assisted by the Minister for Youth and Women's Employment.

The current Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training is Roseanna Cunningham, who was appointed in November 2014.

Responsibilities[edit]

Fair work – employment policy, women’s employment, youth employment, the living wage, skills and employment training, implementation of the Wood Commission’s recommendations, Skills Development Scotland.

History[edit]

The position of Minister for Youth Employment was a junior ministerial post created on 7 December 2011 following the recommendations of the Smith Group.[1][2] The Minister reported primarily to the First Minister but was also accountable to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth. In April 2014, the brief became a Cabinet position, as Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women's Employment. In November 2014 the position was renamed as the Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training, supported by the junior post of Minister for Youth and Women's Employment.

Overview[edit]

Responsibilities[edit]

The responsibilities of the Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training:

  • employment policy
  • women’s employment
  • youth employment
  • the living wage
  • skills and employment training
  • implementation of the Wood Commission’s recommendations

Public bodies[edit]

The following public bodies report to the Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training:

List of office holders[edit]

The current Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training is Roseanna Cunningham MSP.

Minister for Youth Employment[edit]

Name Portrait Entered Office Left Office Party
Angela Constance AngelaConstanceMSP20110510.JPG 7 December 2011 12 April 2014 Scottish National Party

Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women’s Employment[edit]

Angela Constance AngelaConstanceMSP20110510.JPG 12 April 2014 21 November 2014 Scottish National Party

Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training[edit]

Roseanna Cunningham Roseanna Cunningham, Minister for Environment (1).jpg 21 November 2014 Incumbent Scottish National Party

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salmond announces youth jobs minister portfolio". BBC News. BBC. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Action to support young people" (Press release). Scottish Government. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 

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