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.


Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP (BTVLEP) is seeking to appoint suitable candidates to its Skills Board.  A Board Member’s role is to use their business knowledge to give strategic advice on boosting the area’s skills landscape; promote LEP interests when dealing with Government and business contacts; help inform and drive forward the skills activities, including those around increasing jobs and business growth, developing the skilled talent pipeline industry needs; contribute to the development and delivery of the area’s Local Industrial Strategy; and champion the work of the BTVLEP Board to relevant partners, networks and other business organisations. The Skills Board reports to the BTVLEP Board.

Applicants should be excellent communicators, demonstrate leadership, understand what drives economic prosperity, have a good knowledge of the area and its needs, and possess extensive business networks and contacts. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 29th January 2019.  Click here for more information and an application pack.


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.  This opportunity comes at an exciting time for C&WLEP. The local economy is doing well with GVA growth above the national average over the last 5 years. The LEP is part-way through delivering a multitude of projects and schemes from the £340m+ of funding that has been won since its inception in 2011 and it also has a nationally recognised Growth Hub that is providing excellent support to businesses to help them prosper and grow. 

We are looking for an individual to join the C&WLEP Board 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.

Click here for more information.  The closing date for applications is 23rd February 2019. Interviews are planned to take place in early March.


Cumbria LEP is recruiting additional members to join its Sub-Board governance bodies and work with existing members in its new governance structure.  The new governance structure includes Sector Panels and Strategy Groups, which are responsible for ensuring that Cumbria LEP’s strategic priorities are aligned, taking forward the new Local Industrial Strategy and exploiting any funding opportunities which may arise.  The LEP’s new governance structure can be found here.  Membership opportunities are open to the LEP’s nine Sector Panels which cover key Cumbrian business sectors, and its five Strategy Groups designed around the core themes of the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

Cumbria LEP is inviting CVs and covering letters from business people explaining which sub-group they wish to be involved in, why they would like to be involved and what they would be bring to the group.  Click here for more information about these opportunities and to submit an application.  The closing date for applications is 18th January 2018.


New Anglia LEP is a unique business-led collaboration, working with businesses and local authority partners to help create jobs, drive innovation and increase productivity in Norfolk and Suffolk.  The board of directors are senior and trusted representatives from the private, public and education sectors.

We are seeking individuals who are personable, influential and collaborative, willing to bring energy and commitment to shaping the future direction of economic development across New Anglia.  To complement our existing board members, you should be a senior business leader within one of the following sectors: Life Sciences, Agri Tech, Advanced Manufacturing, Ports & Logistics, the Visitor Economy. You should have board level experience and a proven record of developing and delivering business strategies in a commercial environment.

Click here for more information.  Click here to submit your CV.  The closing date for applications is Friday 18th January 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.  


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.


Thames Valley Berkshire LEP is seeking a highly experienced non-executive director who can bring their commitment, passion and energy to the LEP Executive Board. With a successful track record in Berkshire you will bring your skills, experience and constructive challenge to our well-developed ambitions. If you have a senior, active and current role in the private sector in Berkshire and want to make a difference to the wider Thames Valley economy we want to hear from you.  

The LEP is in the throes of an exciting journey and needs a thought-leader who has the knowledge, skill and experience to help us complete and then implement a Local Industrial Strategy that will take Berkshire’s impressive levels of productivity to new heights.  Click here for more information about this role, download the job specification and submit your application.  The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 28th January 2019.