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.


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


The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GM LEP) is currently looking for senior business professionals to become new Board members. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about the region and can help shape its future.  A role such as this calls for considerable Group or Board level experience. You’ll bring formidable business skills and clear insight into 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 Members who reflect the full range of Greater Manchester’s business sectors and the diversity of its people. In particular, our Board would benefit from more representation from the health innovation, manufacturing and property sectors, but we are keen to hear from anyone with the experience outlined above.   The closing date of applications is Friday 27th March 2019 at 12 noon.  Click here for more information and to arrange an informal discussion.


Liverpool City Region LEP is seeking business people to join the LEP board.  We have 3 opportunities to join the LEP Board and are inviting expressions of interest from individuals who can complement the skills and capabilities of our current board members, can contribute to the work of the board and, through it, the growth of the City Region.

We are looking for individuals who share our passion, commitment and belief in the City Region from all sections of the Liverpool City Region community (and beyond given proven links to Liverpool City Region) and representing our diverse culture, attributes and values.  We require individuals with specific expertise, experience and knowledge at a senior operational and strategic level in the following 3 key areas: (1) Visitor Economy; (2) Advanced Manufacturing; and (3) Health & Life Science.

Click here for more information and to submit an application.  The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 22nd March 2019.


The London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), the Local Enterprise Partnership for London, is looking for new members for its board. Do you want to help shape a vibrant, diverse and successful London?  Are you passionate about fair and inclusive growth?  Are you driving change in the business, voluntary or community sector?  Are you excited about the potential in London’s economy, communities and local spaces?  Then we need you to join LEAP.  LEAP is chaired by the Mayor of London and brings together businesses, entrepreneurs and the community. We are at the centre of helping to shape and deliver the Mayor’s vision of fair and inclusive economic growth and job creation across London. Our focus on regeneration, employment and skills development delivers opportunities and benefits for all Londoners.

The Mayor is looking to appoint four additional LEAP members from the business, voluntary or community sectors. We are seeking people who are dynamic, insightful and enthusiastic and want to help shape London’s economic success.  Click here for more information.  The closing date for applications is 31st March 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.


The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is diversifying its board to shape the economic future of the Marches area.  It is looking to recruit two new Board Members who will play a key role in helping us to drive economic growth in the area and contribute actively to the Board’s effective governance.  

The LEP is seeking expressions of interest from business leaders and board level directors who will be inspirational and have the credibility to champion the Marches at a regional and national level.  Due to under-representation on the current board, we would particularly welcome expressions of interest from women business leaders/board level directors.  Interested business leaders should have knowledge or expertise in the region’s industry, ideally this will include key areas such as: (1) advanced manufacturing & engineering, including food and drink manufacturing & processing; (2) renewable energy/environmental technology; (3) cyber security & resilience; (4) health and social care; (5) construction/housing; (6) retail/logistics; and (7) tourism.

Expressions of interest should be emailed along with a short biography or CV to the LEP Director, Gill HamerThe deadline for applications is 12pm on Thursday 28 March 2019. If you would like to find out more about the role please call Gill Hamer on 01743-462026. 


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