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13 May 2016

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s recruitment drive for five new private sector board members

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership is looking to recruit five new professionals from the region’s private sector to join its board and to work with the public sector at a local, regional and national level. 

The successful candidates will be expected to become members and/or chair one or more of Dorset LEP’s sub-groups or working parties e.g. Dorset’s Skills and Employment Board, the Rural Enterprise Group and the Growing Places Fund Group.

Gordon Page, Chairman 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.”

James Weld, board member of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership and chair of its Rural Enterprise Group said, “Being able to shape the future of your local economy is an incredible and rare opportunity.  Our new board members will play a crucial role in influencing key decisions affecting Dorset’s economy and delivering on our ambitious plans for growth. 

“As an inaugural board member of Dorset LEP I can genuinely and proudly say that our work is making a real difference. We have already secured over £100 million worth of funding for investment into Dorset. This is a really exciting time for new board members to join our team and help further drive economic growth and prosperity across Dorset.”

Dorset LEP is looking for individuals with senior level local business experience able to represent the views and interests of private sector businesses for the benefit of Dorset’s business community.  Board membership is a voluntary, non-remunerated position although expenses are covered.

Full details of the job description and application process are available here. Deadline for application is the 3rd June.

Dorset LEP’s board is led by a private sector Chair and comprises nine private and four public sector representatives in addition to a representative from both the further and higher education sectors. 

Dorset LEP’s current board members are detailed here.




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