Partnership Advisory Group Terms of Reference


The Partnership Advisory Group provides guidance, input and review of all aspects of NMITE’s Partnership (Employer & Community)Engagement to the Board of Directors, Academic Council, and Members’ Advisory group.

  1. To advise on aspects of partnership activities and highlight opportunities and trends.
  2. To ensure that the Employer and Community led nature of NMITE remains up to date and relevant.
  3. To provide input to the development of the strategies for NMITE which may include such things as:
    • Employer Engagement
    • Community Engagement
    • Skills and Lifelong Learning
    • Curriculum Development
    • Technical and Engineering Trends


Chair: The PAG is co-chaired by Rowena Innocent and Martin Hitchen, both of whom are Trustees and employer partners of NMITE. They will serve in this role for 24 months.

Deputy Chair: To be appointed when appropriate to do so.

The Chair(s) and Deputy Chair should have substantially different interests and will not be from the same organisation. The Deputy Chair will not automatically succeed to the Chair.

  • At first, membership will be appointed through invitation. It will comprise of employer and community representatives at the appropriate level, providing a broad range of expertise.

  • Members will be appointed for an initial term of 24 months.

  • Where possible, the membership will be made up from representatives from partner organisations, employers, community and government organisations.

  • Where possible the membership should be gender balanced and from a variety of backgrounds and experience to add diversity of knowledge and skills.


PAG will meet twice a year and possibly more frequently as NMITE develops, depending on demand, and occasionally remotely, when advice or decisions are required.

NMITE will operate mechanisms for recording members’ interests and for dealing with potential conflicts of interest during the conduct of its business.

The minutes or report of each meeting will be presented to the group.

Meeting Dates 2020/2021:

22nd September 2020 – 10:00 – 1:00 pm

1st December 2020 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

9th March 2021 – 9:00 – 12:00 noon

10th June 2021 - 9:00 – 12:00 noon 


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