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Committee Members:

We are looking for new members to join our new Skills, Strategic Infrastructure, Overview & Scrutiny and  Finance, Audit & Risk committees.

In recent years Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP’s) have played an instrumental role in bringing business and the public sector together in order to develop infrastructure plans and economic strategies. These aim to improve industrial performance and employment prospects for local communities.

Dorset LEP committees strive to improve opportunities for businesses and spread the mandate for steering investment across Dorset. Committees aim to identify key investment opportunities and interventions with the potential to increase growth in urban and rural areas across the county.

We are looking for key individuals within companies with analytical skills and a working knowledge of the local area to join our committees. Applicants must have an understanding of their business needs (for trained staff or inward investment) in order to inform the development of Dorset LEP’s understanding.

This role will not be a significant time commitment. Committee members must only commit the equivalent of three days of time each year to attend meetings. However, the potential benefit you could bring to Dorset can be immense – in investment, skills, training and new infrastructure.

The committee groups we need expertise in are:

  • Skills Advisory Board – to assist in identifying business needs going forwards
  • Strategic Infrastructure – property, building, digital expertise, transport
  • Overview & Scrutiny – to improve processes and support decision making
  • Finance, Audit & Corporate Risk – financial skills and risk management
  • Business Growth & Inward Investment - to facilitate growth of business via funding

The challenge is to make a difference to the effectiveness of business and the lives of local residents.

A simple CV will set the process off. However, we have a job description and role profiles to assist you in making the decision to take a step forwards with us!

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

We want to increase the diversity of our board and are particularly keen to hear from female business leaders and from those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

Full details terms are included within our recruitment pack are available here.

To apply contact please send a CV and cover letter to:

David Lawrence, Dorset LEP Governance & Operations

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2019.


Request for quotations: Due Diligence

The closing date for applications is 30th September 2019.

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