Dorset LEP is recruiting Business Board Members

Published on Tuesday 20 February, 2018 by Charlotte Knight

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking to recruit local business leaders to become members of its board and support its activities in growing the local economy.

As a high-performing LEP, Dorset LEP has secured over £247m to date from Government and other sources to deliver economic growth in the county in accordance with its Strategic Economic Plan and Vision.  This is helping to fund a number of projects that will help transform the county through better transport, infrastructure, more housing, and more highly skilled jobs for all in Dorset. 

It is now looking for business candidates who will have the strategic vision, insight and ability to contribute to and support Dorset LEP’s agenda of fostering real and positive change in the Dorset region.

Private sector experience and strong partnership skills are essential and board members will need to be collaborative in their style and approach.

If you are excited by this opportunity, or know someone who might be, and have the proven ability to meet and deliver Dorset LEP’s aspirations, please consider applying for the position.

The LEP is keen for its board to reflect the growing diversity of Dorset and so welcomes applications from everyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. 

Full details of the job description and application process are available here

The closing date for applications is Friday 23 March.

Jim Stewart, Chair of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership said: “Dorset LEP has challenging and ambitious plans to grow and transform Dorset’s diverse economy. To achieve this, we need to further strengthen and broaden private sector representation on our board to ensure our collective expertise reflects all areas of industry and economic activity identified in our strategic economic plan.

“The successful candidates will play an integral role in shaping the direction for the economic growth and development of the region and ensuring Dorset LEP delivers on its vision for growth, jobs and prosperity for the county.”

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