Local Enterprise Partnership seeks new board members

Could you help shape the future of our area as a member of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP?

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has ambitious plans for jobs, skills and growth across the area, and is seeking two new business members to join its board to help deliver.

“The people we need will have a strong track record in business and be willing and able to contribute their skills and experience to help the LEP bring jobs and growth to Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire,” said LEP chairman David Frost CBE.

“The board works as a team and members take a lead on particular areas, so we are looking for people with complementary strengths in various areas of industry and commerce. We are particularly keen to recruit a member with experience in the leadership and development of investment projects, and a member who has experience in international trade and inward investment.”

The LEP’s current business lead on inward investment and international trade is retiring. They would like to recruit a new member who has experience in this area.  The role will involve chairing the Investment Board which meets quarterly as well as attending board meetings.

The current business lead on the delivery of the capital investment programme is also retiring, so they are seeking to recruit a business member who has experience of leading the development and delivery of capital projects. The programme covers new roads, accessing development sites, developing new training facilities, developing new business and innovation facilities, and Enterprise Zones.  The role will involve chairing the quarterly Strategic Programme Management Board as well as attending board meetings.

The LEP covers the ten local authority areas of South Staffordshire, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Tamworth, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stafford Borough, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Applications are welcome from across the LEP area and from all sectors of the economy to reflect the diverse business community.

Applicants should submit a short CV outlining their experience and capabilities to marked “Board Vacancies”. The closing date for applications is Friday 25th May 2018. If you wish to discuss these Board positions please email with your availability and telephone number and the LEP will get back to you. Alternatively ring 01785 719000 for further information.

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