Mumtaz Bashir JP DL
Mumtaz is an Engineer by profession and graduated from Manchester in Polymer Science & Technology. She is currently seconded from the Learning & Skills Council, Greater Manchester to the London Development Agency as Head of the Pre-Volunteer Programme for the London Olympics. Her role is to build a similar programme that she created for The XVII Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 a programme delivered within 23 Regeneration Areas across the NW Region. This project gained International Recognition from the United Nations on the work of Social Inclusion and has subsequently become a blue print of best practice for other International Events, before completing the four year secondment Mumtaz developed the Post Games Volunteer Programme - ensuring a social legacy for the region.
Formerly Mumtaz worked for The Manchester Employer Coalition, the local arm of the National Employment Panel (NEP) whose role is to advise Government departments and other local agencies on the needs of employers and the labour market, promoting the employment of disadvantaged groups where ever possible. She has previously managed the Employer Training Pilot for the Greater Manchester Learning and Skills Council, a National project funded by the Treasury with £17m of funding dedicated to Greater Manchester to support a wide range of employers from the public, private and voluntary sectors that agree to give low skilled employees over the age of 25 paid time off work to take education and training courses. She was the General Manager for Manchester Business Link before becoming Deputy to the Executive Director.
Mumtaz has been appointed a Magistrate on the Manchester Bench; Assembly Member for the University of Manchester and Trustee of the Greater Manchester Community Foundation. She established the Manchester Asian Professional Network and the Manchester Annual Asian Business Dinner and has served for several years as a Governor at Levenshulme High School for Girls.
She was made a Deputy Lieutenant in 2008.