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 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 Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (C&WLEP) is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director (NED) from the private sector to join its board.  We are looking for an individual who is passionate about Coventry and Warwickshire and is committed to further driving forward the LEP’s ambitious agenda.

The successful individual will join 17 other NEDs on the LEP Board from across the private, public and university sectors. He/she will therefore have the opportunity to contribute to strategy development with a focus on inward investment and economic growth, job creation, and core enablers. They will also be encouraged to be the lead, on behalf of the Board, for one of the business groups that support the activities of the LEP.

Click here for more information about the role and how to submit an application.  The closing date for applications is 23rd November 2018.


The Coast to Capital LEP is recruiting a new Board Director to bring further business sector skills and expertise onto its Board in order to help deliver its ambitious new strategy – Gatwick 360. It is also seeking to appoint members to its newly formed Skills 360 Board.

The Board Director is required to bring specific finance skills and commercial expertise into the organisation, promoting a strong business ethos and commercial culture on the Board.  Members of the Skills 360 Board will identify the major skills and recruitment challenges faced by the region and identify solutions, including investment to deliver high quality skills education and training. There are vacancies for seven business sector representatives.

Click here for more information about the LEP, these opportunities and to submit an application.  The closing date for applications is Monday 26th November 2018.


Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is calling on leading local business women to come forward and join its board.  The LEP is looking to recruit excellent female business leaders from Cumbria’s business community to strengthen representation on its Board. 

The Cumbria LEP Board provides an excellent opportunity to be involved in shaping and developing the strategy and plans to take Cumbria’s economy to the next level and to work on behalf of all of Cumbria’s businesses and people.  

Successful candidates will have significant experience and a successful track record in an ownership or senior managerial or executive capacity within a business organisation active in the Cumbria LEP area. They will also demonstrate the necessary leadership and corporate governance skills to operate effectively at Board level.  The LEP is particularly keen to hear from female business leaders operating in construction, logistics, professional services or the rural economy, although applicants from other sectors would be equally welcome.

Click here for more information about the role and to submit and application.  The deadline for applications is Friday 21st December 2018.


Businesspeople are being invited to join the board of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, to help steer the future of an area with an economic output worth over £45billion.

D2N2 is the private sector-led Local Enterprise Partnership of business, local authorities, skills and training providers, and community and voluntary organisations, which promotes economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. It manages over £500million in resources (via funding from the UK Government and European Union) to invest in its business growth, capital projects, infrastructure, employment promotion, social and community projects, and other services.

Applicants should be excellent communicators, demonstrate real leadership, understand what drives economic prosperity, have a good knowledge of the D2N2 LEP area and its needs, and possess extensive business networks and contacts.

Click here for more information about this role and to submit an application.  The deadline for applications is Friday 21st December 2018.


The Solent LEP has a balanced board of directors with a mixture of different skills and backgrounds, covering both the geography of the Solent area and key sectors.

The Solent LEP is the first LEP in the country to have established a fully elected Board of Directors and Business Directors are elected by the Solent LEPs Business Members.  Our Business Directors play a key role in developing local solutions to enhance the economic prospects within the area. They help plan, support and direct the economic growth of the Solent, and act as ambassadors for the area on a local, national and international stage.

Click here for more information about the LEP, the role of business directors and how to register your interest.  


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.