Angus Gray joined the Employment Department in 1992 as a Management Trainee. He started work in a Jobcentre, but has spent most of his career working on Welfare-to-Work policies, either in the policy centre of the Department or in the head office of the Employment Service and Jobcentre Plus. He has also spent time in Finance, Human Resources (HR) and Internal Communications. Angus worked on the legislation to introduce Jobseeker’s Allowance, designed the New Deal 25 plus, and helped secure the £2billion to fund Jobcentre Plus roll-out. He ran the European Social Fund (ESF) programme in England for over four years, worth about £2.5 billion of EU money and an equivalent amount of “matched” domestic funding.
Angus is currently head of the Employers and Fuller Working Lives Division in DWP’s Policy Group, responsible for policies which aim to influence employers to support and retain disabled people, people with health conditions, carers and older workers. His responsibility for older workers means he’s keen to work with Business in the Community’s (BITC) Age Leadership Team to learn about best practice and shape future policy.
About Business in the Community’s Age Leadership Team
Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.
The purpose of Business in the Community’s Age Leadership Team is to help and challenge employers to retain, retrain and recruit older workers and to create multi-generational teams where people of all ages can flourish.
Find out more about Business in the Community’s work on age.