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.


Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking an outstanding Vice Chair in order to help lead the region and deliver its ambitious vision for economic growth. The LEP is working to develop and grow the area’s economy. We are developing business infrastructure and support to help the businesses that are based here to create good jobs that will retain and develop the skills of our people. We also want to attract new businesses to locate here to generate further income for the economy, and add value to our business supply chains. The role of the Vice Chair will require strong leadership, a strategic and collaborative approach and hard work to make sure we get this right. Click here for a complete information pack on the Vice Chair role including the full job description. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 29th May 2019.

There will be a number of other opportunities to join the Coast to Capital LEP board in 2019.  If you are interested in finding out more about getting involved in the work of the LEP at board level or supporting the delivery of our strategy, please contact Katie Nurcombe, Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs.


GFirst LEP is looking for two new private sector board members. Are you passionate about Gloucestershire, its economic wellbeing and future success? GFirst LEP’s primary goal is to grow the economy of Gloucestershire and we have achieved significant success since our formation in 2011. We want GFirst LEP to continue to be successful and we’re looking for board members who have the drive, passion and commitment to help our partners and our great executive team make that happen. Government is committed to enhancing the roles of LEPs and you would be joining the board at an extremely exciting time as we work with our partners to implement our Local Industrial Strategy and develop proposals for a great future for the county. Click here for more information.  The closing date for applications is noon on 31st May 2019.


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.  


Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) is recruiting local business leaders to join our Board to increase our strategic leadership capacity and support its activities in growing the local economy.  Working in partnership with local businesses and Government, we are developing our Local Industrial Strategy. This will set out to Government how Swindon & Wiltshire can help the UK lead the global technology revolution by tackling the four Grand Challenges facing the country. Our Local Industrial Strategy will focus on future-oriented, productive business sectors which are embracing technology and are offering the prospect of a growth in high-value jobs.  Click here for more information.  The closing date for applications is 27th May 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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