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.


Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (CIOSLEP) is looking for two Non-Executive Directors to join the Board in March 2020.  As a Board Director you will work with us to drive new and emerging opportunities for our region, help the executive team as eyes and ears on the ground in the business community and support us in championing Cornwall and Isles of Scilly and its economy at all levels. We offer mentoring and support from other Board members to help get you started and, providing you have a genuine interest in helping Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly thrive, we don’t need you to have any prior board experience.

CIOSLEP is a private sector led organisation responsible for driving economic strategy, determining local priorities and undertaking activities which drive growth and the creation of high quality local jobs.  The LEP Board is made up of Directors from different sectors, backgrounds, industries and points of view and our ambition is to have an inclusive and diverse board, reflective of our business community which can provide a fresh, inspirational approach to driving real change in our region.

Click here for more information about this role.  Or, for an informal conversation with the LEP Chief Executive or the LEP Chair about this role, please contact us on 01872 224214 or email info@cioslep.comThe closing date for applications is 25th November 2019.                  


The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GM LEP) is currently looking for a senior business professional to take the role of Chair of the Board. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about Greater Manchester and can help shape its future. The GM LEP sits at the heart of Greater Manchester’s governance arrangements ensuring business leaders, working with the Combined Authority, are at the heart of setting the strategic course of the city region, determining local economic priorities and driving growth and job creation.

Against this backdrop of ambition, you’ll drive the LEP’s direction working collaboratively with LEP Board members and our partners. With your expert business knowledge, you’ll see that we address Greater Manchester’s needs through our innovative place making approach. With your influence and knowledge, you can make a significant impact. You will possess formidable business skills, clear insight and strong passion for the Greater Manchester region. An independent thinker, you combine your knowledge with a gift for analysis. You are quick to understand issues and able to contribute to strategy. Strong communication skills mean you can express your thoughts articulately and collaborate with others.

We wish to hear from potential candidates who reflect the full range of Greater Manchester’s business sectors and the diversity of its people. For an informal discussion about the opportunities please contact Pete John at Penna Consulting on 07701 305617. The closing date for applications is 12pm on 4th November 2019.


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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