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New co-ordinator role strengthens Minerals Matter team

Hannah Higley, Minerals Matter’s new careers co-ordinator Hannah Higley, Minerals Matter’s new careers co-ordinator

Hannah Higley appointed to ensure delivery of key Minerals Matter activities across the organization

MINERALS Matter, the cross-sector approach to future skills and succession planning for the mineral products industry, is strengthening its delivery team to drive forward the timely and effective development of industry careers interventions and the Minerals Matter scheme.

Hannah Higley (pictured) has joined as careers co-ordinator and will provide effective, responsive, high-quality project management to ensure delivery of key Minerals Matter activities across the organization.


Emily Noble, future careers manager at Minerals Matter, said: ‘This is an important appointment for Minerals Matter as we ramp up engagement in the future skills agenda for the mineral products industry. This additional resource will now enable us to reach further afield and to consolidate our approach to improving skills across the sector.

‘Hannah’s positive experiences of working with careers education in secondary schools really stood out and this is a great opportunity for her to now take up the challenge to promote the specific benefits of working in the mineral products sector to young people.’

A wide-ranging role, amongst other things the new careers co-ordinator will oversee the Minerals Matter Ambassador scheme in partnership with STEM Learning UK, alongside other activities led by Minerals Matter within the context of the Minerals Matter strategy. The role also involves working with the future careers manager and sector standards manager to deliver against key projects effectively, and the sector standards manager and industry leads to support key meetings on National Occupational Standards, apprenticeship reviews/development, and task groups.

Ms Higley said: ‘I’m hugely excited to join the growing team at Minerals Matter. Living in Derbyshire, I’m well aware of the importance of the mineral products industry to the local and national economy. This new role enables me to bring together my skills and past experiences and to use these to help connect and excite young people about the sector. I can’t wait to get started.’

Ms Higley’s previous employment includes marketing and publicity roles at the University of Derby, corporate social responsibility officer at East Midlands Airport, and enterprise co-ordinator at D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

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