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 the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) 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 is keen to work with Business in the Community’s (BITC) Age Taskforce to learn about best practice and shape future policy.
About Business in the Community’s Age Taskforce
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.
BITC’s Age Taskforce brings together a group of chief executive officers (CEOs) and other senior executives committed to creating workplaces where age does not limit an employee’s or jobseeker’s success.
Find out more about Business in the Community’s work on age.