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New Board Members sought
We are recruiting to both the YNYER LEP Board and the Skills and Employability Board.
The YNYER LEP Board helps set the strategic direction of the investment agenda at the LEP by shaping future priorities, developing partnerships and securing investment from both public and private sectors. New recruits will join the LEP as its geographical footprint shifts – from April 1 2020, the LEP will cover York and North Yorkshire.
“The planet, the country and our region, at every level, everywhere you go, we are in a period of significant change. We will shortly publish our Local Industrial Strategy and consolidate plans for Devolution for York and North Yorkshire. These plans will drive growth across, increase productivity and ensure businesses and communities across all of York and North Yorkshire are more prosperous. We will also be seeking to engage our regional neighbours in powerful and meaningful collaborations to achieve the benefits of a scaled approach to growth.
“We are seeking local business leaders who can provide challenge and a more diverse perspective to our decision making. We’re particularly interested if your business is in one of our priority sectors – food and agriculture, bioeconomy, agri-tech and manufacturing, construction, visitor economy, health and social care, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector – or uses circular business models. We also want to hear from business leaders who have experience in developing high performing, inclusive workplaces.” David Kerfoot MBE DL, Chair of the YNYER LEP Board
The LEP’s Skills and Employability Board aims to bring together local employers and skills providers to pool knowledge on skills and labour needs and tackle local challenges. The board recently oversaw a Labour Market Analysis of the area, giving a comprehensive breakdown of skills priorities.
“This is a fantastic time to join the Skills and Employability Board. Our Labour Market Analysis gives us a clear steer as a board in how we focus our efforts going forward. Working with a broad range of organisations, we can ensure the right people with the right skills are in the right place, that the productivity of our economy is boosted and the potential of individuals in the labour market is unleashed.” Sam Alexander, Chair of the Skills and Employability Board
A minimum commitment of six days a year is required for positions on both boards.
The closing date for applications to join the Skills and Employability Board is Sunday 29 March and Sunday 24 May for the LEP Board.