Help us build a better region

06 February 2018

Do you believe in a better Yorkshire? Help us build one

At the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) we are committed to being the best we can and representing communities across our region.

We are seeking people who run or own a company in York, North Yorkshire & East Riding to join the LEP Board and bring a more diverse perspective to our decision making.

If you are passionate about the issues which affect our economy and believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential, we are keen to talk to you.

Our Board prides itself in creating a friendly and supportive environment, welcoming new and different opinions, because we understand the highest performing organisations bring together a broad range of knowledge, views and experiences to ensure they make the best decisions.

We have a large and diverse economy with thousands of great small and micro businesses operating alongside globally renowned brands. With the internationally renowned City of York sitting alongside world leading agriculture, two National Parks and the stunning Yorkshire Coast, our economy is diverse and rich with new opportunities.

We want to make the right investments to deliver these opportunities, helping businesses grow and making this a more prosperous place for our residents.

As a member of the Board you will help lead the strategic direction of the LEP, shaping future priorities, developing partnerships and securing investment from both public and private sector.

You will need a minimum commitment of 6 days per year and in return we will offer

  • The opportunity to build your Board experience
  • The ability to influence and shape real change to make our region more prosperous and successful
  • A supportive environment where your opinions will be welcomed and valued
  • The opportunity to develop new skills
  • An increased network of senior contacts
  • Full development programme and supportĀ for your entry onto the Board.

This is an opportunity to take a lead role in our future, and provides the chance to show your passion by shaping and championing the work of the LEP.

We are committed to a diverse representation within our Board and actively encourage women and people from BAME communities to apply

Our new Chair, David Kerfoot MBE DL, has written a personal letter to prospective Board Members.

Further background information on the Board Member recruitment is available here.

For an informal discussion about the role, please call our Chief Operating Officer, James Farrar on 07791 885965 / [email protected]

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to [email protected]

The closing date for applications is Friday 9 March 2018

Interviews will be on Thursday 22 March 2018


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