LEP Board Vacancies

Local Enterprise Partnerships are tasked with increasing local economic growth and productivity throughout England. To achieve that they depend on the quality and strategic direction of their executive boards, led by a senior business chair, supported by local leaders from business, local councils, and universities.  All roles are voluntary.

LEP Boards are keen to receive more applications from the BAME community, disabled leaders, and from women leaders. If you’d like to get an idea of what the role might involve, take a look at what a recent recruit, businesswoman Sara Uzzell, says about her experience on the board of the Dorset LEP.  This page features all of our current LEP Board vacancies – so keep an eye on it.


The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) is looking for volunteer members to become part of the Business Board. The Business Board will enable significant economic growth in the region by providing visionary leadership and challenge to the CPCA, Government and partners. We are looking for people with the right skills, abilities and talents to help deliver our vision for the future.  The Business Board is advising the Combined Authority on its development of the 2030 Ambition, ensuring the area becomes a leading place in the world to live, learn and work. The Board gives commerce a strong voice in strategy development whilst always ensuring that decisions are taken in the best interests for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Successful candidates must inspire confidence in the local business community and within Local Government with have strong networking experience. We are interested in applications from entrepreneurs and SMEs.  We are keen to build a diverse Board that is representative of our community, and we are dedicated to supporting a fully inclusive culture and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. Click here for more information and to submit an application.


Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (CIoS) LEP is looking for a non-executive director with finance/accountancy experience to join our private sector-led Board and to chair our Audit and Assurance Committee.

Our role is to make the most of the region's opportunities, setting and implementing local economic strategies and working with the government, businesses and key stakeholders to prioritise activities which grow our green economy and create high quality local jobs. Now is an exciting time to add your voice to the Board and join us as we secure our economic future.  As a Board Director you will work with us to drive new and emerging opportunities for our region, help the executive team as eyes and ears on the ground in the business community and support us in championing Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and its economy at all levels. You will most likely hold a senior role, and you will need to be confident in representing the LEP and speaking to audiences of different sizes. 

The CIoS LEP is committed to promoting equality and welcomes applicants reflecting the diversity of the community.  For more information about the LEP and the role, please download the Role Profile.  Not sure if your skills fit?  Contact the LEP to arrange an informal chat with the LEP CEO or one of our Directors.  Click here for more information and to hear from one of the current board directors speaking about what it's like to be on the LEP board.  The closing date for applications is 9th November 2020 at 12 noon and interviews will be held on 25th November 2020.


Make a difference for Dorset.  Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking new private sector board directors to help lead Dorset into a brighter future. The LEP is looking for business people who share a passion for the future of the region’s economy and want to share their skills and experience to make a difference to Dorset’s prosperity.

These exciting opportunities to join Dorset LEP are open to business leaders who can bring a depth of experience aligned to our strategic aims and who are able to make an active contribution to the work of Dorset LEP, strengthening the organisation’s role as the main thought-leader influencing economic development in Dorset and delivering the area’s Local Industrial Strategy. As a board member you will be a director of Dorset LEP, making decisions in driving investment into Dorset.

Click here for more information about the role of a LEP board director and to submit an application.  The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 23rd November.

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