Posted on February 20, 2017
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The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking additional private sector members to join its Board.

The LEP, a Government-backed partnership between business, local authorities and education, leads efforts to grow the Humber economy.

Its work includes securing investment in infrastructure projects (such as last month’s announcement of a further £27.9m Growth Deal funding), encouraging the upskilling of the region’s workforce and putting in place measures to support business growth.

The LEP’s Board is responsible for setting the direction of the LEP and provides strategic leadership for the Humber economy.  It also oversees groups addressing particular issues, such as skills and infrastructure, some of which are also seeking new members.

The LEP is seeking business leaders who have a significant track record of organisation leadership and management in private sector business of any size.

Each Board member will take on specific portfolios for a particular area of the LEP’s work, which may include chairing or being a member of a sub group.

Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, said:

“Being involved in the LEP is a unique opportunity to help set the region’s direction and shape the environment that businesses operate in.  It is a public-private collaboration to make the area a better place, and the insight and ideas that businesspeople bring to the table are essential for making that work.

“Ours is a vibrant and interesting LEP with a good track record and relationship with Government, which is paying dividends for our area.  This is an opportunity to help us take that on to the next level.  We want representation from all areas of the local economy so we encourage business people who are passionate about the area and willing to help it succeed to put themselves forward.”

Information on how to apply is available on the LEP’s website at www.humberlep.org.  The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd March.

More Information

More information about being a LEP Board member can be found in the role description and person specification.  Candidates interested in the role are encouraged to contact the LEP’s Chief Executive, Kishor Tailor, for an informal discussion.

The LEP’s Annual Review contains an overview of our recent work.

How to apply

Please submit your application through a letter setting out your experience, skills and the contribution that you could bring to the work of Humber LEP.

All applications should be emailed in confidence to the LEP Chair, Lord Haskins, at chair@humberlep.org. The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd March.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel.