The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for a private sector business people to help guide the next phase of its work to deliver economic growth and job creation across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.
The LEP is inviting applications for the position of Chair and two private sector non-executive Board Members to fill vacancies on the LEP Board.
Current Chair Mandy Thorn MBE DL will step down after a five year term in Spring 2023, with the new chair taking on a six month handover role following board approval in September 2022. The board member roles will start July 2022.
The Marches LEP has established a first-class public/private partnership that approaches business growth and local regeneration in a positive and commercial manner.
We are looking for Board Members who will contribute to this.
Your fresh ideas will help us navigate the current period of change as government focuses on delivering the levelling up agenda and devolution deals.
We need people with strong business acumen and political astuteness who will be happy and comfortable representing the MLEP at a range of events.
For the Chair, this would include discussions with Government Ministers, ensuring that rural issues are understood and that the Marches gets its fair share of funding.
If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please email Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your most recent CV.
Please accompany this with a 250-word summary of how you feel the Marches LEP can continue to be the voice of businesses and be further developed over the next 18 months to remain relevant and sustainable in light of the Levelling Up White Paper and recently completed LEP Review.
Our Strategic Economic Plan, LEP Board Terms of Reference and other key documents can be found at: www.marcheslep.org.uk
The closing date for applications is 12.00 pm on Friday 1stJuly 2022.
We will be holding separate interviews for the Chair and Board Member roles. If you are shortlisted for either position you will be invited to attend a panel interview in July. Dates to be confirmed. If successful, the terms of service will formally commence in July 2022 for a period of three years.
If you would like to have an informal conversation about this opportunity, applicants can contact the LEP CEO Rachel Laver 07990 086392. LEP Chair Mandy Thorn would also welcome calls from interested parties, especially those wishing to apply for the role of Chair. This can be arranged via an initial call with the CEO.