A new opportunity within the Marches LEP

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has an exciting opportunity for a new Chair to engage and influence projects in Herefordshire and the wider Marches area.

The Marches LEP is driving accelerated economic growth across the region of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. The Marches is a distinctive area with a mix of attractive market towns and heritage sites and also home to 30,775 businesses and a £14.3 billion economy. Already recognized as one of the most enterprising regions within the UK, our vision for the Marches is of a strong, diverse and enterprising business base, operating in an exceptional and connected environment, where the transfer of technology and skills foster innovation, investment and economic growth

We are looking for a Chair to build on the firm foundations laid by the current Chair Graham Wynn and a highly talented Board.

With a successful track record as an inspirational business leader in the private sector you will have the ability to develop strong and purposeful partnerships between the private and public sector that will secure economic growth and have the credibility to champion the Marches at regional and national level.

In addition, you will lead the Board in delivering the vision and broad strategic objectives of the organisation, setting priorities, monitoring performance and ensuring effective governance. You will also possess the communications skills and political acumen to work effectively with a broad and complex range of stakeholders.

Appointments will be for a term of three years with a further term possible. The role is unremunerated although reasonable expenses will be met. The Marches LEP is committed to equal opportunities and will appoint on merit in line with the Code on Public Appointments.

The closing date for candidates is Monday 29 July 2019 at 11.00pm.

A full candidate information pack is available online and can be obtained from our recruitment partners via https://bit.ly/2FKcUho.

To arrange an informal discussion, candidates are invited to contact our recruitment advisors at Penna:

Amelia Watkins on 07701 389 738 / amelia.watkins@penna.com

Roger Russell on 07710 701 570 / roger.russell@penna.com