WORK WITH US

We regularly advertise opportunities to work with us, either on specific projects, as part of our team, as a board member, committee member, Dorset Ambassador or Enterprise Adviser. 

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Committee Member applications are currently open on an ongoing basis. We are seeking applications from business leaders to work with Dorset LEP as committee members, or be placed on a reserve list for when a vacancy arises.

Our committees strive to improve opportunities for businesses and spread the mandate for steering investment across Dorset - identifying key investment opportunities and interventions with the potential to increase growth in both urban and rural areas across the county. The challenge is to make a difference to the effectiveness of business and the lives of local residents.

There are vacancies on the following committees:

We are also seeking applications for a reserve list for:

Committee Members are asked to attend three meetings a year and commit the equivalent of one day a month, so this role will not be a significant time commitment, however, the potential benefit you could bring to Dorset can be immense. 

A CV and covering statement will start the process and our applicant information pack will assist you in making the decision to take a step forward with us! 

Please note, committee positions are not remunerated although reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed and all expense claims will be published in line with the board expense policy.

We want our committees to reflect the vast diversity Dorset and welcomes applications from everyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. Recruitment is through an open and transparent process.


We also continue to encourage applications to from professionals who would like to volunteer as a Dorset Ambassador and share the opportunities Dorset offers among your networks, or as an Enterprise Advisor to partner with local schools and colleges and support the development of careers education.

 

Be a Dorset Ambassador

Our ambassadors are vital in supporting our vision to make positive changes across our county. We're always keen to hear from professionals that want to help us highlight the opportunities offered by doing business in Dorset, help grow the economy and increase prosperity locally.

Find out more about volunteering as a Dorset Ambassador.

Be an Enterprise Adviser

Our Enterprise Advisers are strategic volunteers who partner with local schools and colleges to support the development of careers education and enable young people to be prepared and inspired for the fast-changing world of work. There are many benefits of the role including developing your local business network and giving back to the community, as well as offering the opportunity to undertake strategic planning in a new context and develop your communication skills.

Find out more about our Enterprise Adviser Network and email an expression of interest to dorsetlep@bournemouth.ac.uk.