LEP Board Vacancies

Local Enterprise Partnerships are tasked with increasing local economic growth and productivity throughout England. To achieve that they depend on the quality and strategic direction of their executive boards, led by a senior business chair, supported by local leaders from business, local councils, and universities.  All roles are voluntary.

LEP Boards are keen to receive more applications from the BAME community, disabled leaders, and from women leaders. If you’d like to get an idea of what the role might involve, take a look at what a recent recruit, businesswoman Sara Uzzell, says about her experience on the board of the Dorset LEP.  This page features all of our current LEP Board vacancies – so keep an eye on it.


The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) is looking for volunteer members to become part of the Business Board. The Business Board will enable significant economic growth in the region by providing visionary leadership and challenge to the CPCA, Government and partners. We are looking for people with the right skills, abilities and talents to help deliver our vision for the future.  The Business Board is advising the Combined Authority on its development of the 2030 Ambition, ensuring the area becomes a leading place in the world to live, learn and work. The Board gives commerce a strong voice in strategy development whilst always ensuring that decisions are taken in the best interests for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Successful candidates must inspire confidence in the local business community and within Local Government with have strong networking experience. We are interested in applications from entrepreneurs and SMEs.  We are keen to build a diverse Board that is representative of our community, and we are dedicated to supporting a fully inclusive culture and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. Click here for more information and to submit an application.


York & North Yorkshire LEP is seeking applications from dynamic and experienced business leaders with drive, energy, and a passion for York and North Yorkshire. The Chair will be required to lead the board and help to achieve our ambitious vision.  This is not a role for a ‘figure head’ -  it needs someone who is prepared to roll their sleeves up and get ‘stuck in’. The new Chair will need to provide clear, strong, visible leadership and get out and about and talk to people and businesses across the region about what they need.

The new LEP Chair will be joining a diverse group of board members who represent a wide range of private and public sector businesses and organisations from across the region including representatives from micro businesses, SMEs, large corporates and education institutions.

The LEP is committed to diversity and inclusivity in its recruitment of staff and Board Members and this will be reflected in its approach to this recruitment campaign.  Click here for more information about this role and to submit an application.  The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd October 2020.


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