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.



Solent LEP is seeking a prominent business leader to join our Board of Directors. As we look to further strengthen the business leadership on our board, we are particularly keen to hear from senior women business leaders in the area, as well as those with expertise in major national infrastructure and key international gateways.  Our Business Directors play a key role in leading the development of economic strategy for the Solent, convening local partners to boost productivity, earning power and competitiveness. They champion our area at the highest levels of Government and help allocate funds to transformational investment opportunities that will enable our economy to prosper.  The closing date for applications is 20th September 2019. If you would like to hold an informal conversation about this role, please call is on 023 9268 8924 or read more here.

We are also opening the application process for businesses to become members of the Solent LEP. Our Business Members are integral to shaping the work of the LEP, including  electing our Business Directors to the LEP Board. The closing date for this opportunity to become a Solent LEP Member is Friday 20th September 2019. Further information about becoming a member can be found here.


Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP (SSLEP) is seeking business leaders to help to lead the area’s local enterprise partnership and drive future economic growth. SSLEP is recruiting new directors to its company board which sets the strategy and investment activity to grow the future economy of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. The LEP is also looking for leaders to join its new Skills Advisory Panel which will promote skills development through businesses and higher education establishments.

We are seeking business people with a strong track record in our key business sectors, who share our passion and ambition for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. We want our board to be reflective of our business community and are actively seeking more women business leaders to join us. The LEP also needs well networked business leaders to join our Skills Advisory Panel. Skills development is critical to our area’s economic growth and a skilled workforce helps to attract future investment and employers in our key sectors.

The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 26th September 2019.  Click here to download a candidate information pack.



The Tees Valley Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for business champions to help shape Tees Valley’s future.  The LEP works closely with the wider business community and other partners to drive forward economic growth and job creation in the area.

Our LEP business members play a vital role in ensuring our strategies and plans support private sector growth and address barriers to business success.  LEP members typically work to support our strategies for skills and employment, improve transport infrastructure, promote finance for business, and promote the Tees Valley to inward investors. 

We are now looking to add to our strong group of business representatives and would particularly encourage applications from businesses in the SME community.  Click here for more information about the LEP, this opportunity and to submit an application.


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