Sep 302020

Chair - Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership

Recruiter: Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership
Location: Dorset
Salary: £20,000; Time commitment: 5 to 8 days per month
Posted: 28 Sep 2020
Closes: 26 Oct 2020
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Public

Dorset LEP is a private sector-led organisation responsible for speaking on behalf of businesses, championing important issues with government, securing funding and investment for the region and driving the economic growth of Dorset. Our vision is to double Dorset's productivity and economic output to £35.6 billion over the next twenty years, generating 80,000 jobs.

Dorset LEP is seeking an experienced and influential senior business leader who can bring leadership and energy to the role of Chair, continue to facilitate our excellent relationships with key stakeholders and act as a high-level advocate for Dorset regionally, nationally and internationally.

This role is essential to the region as it helps advance accelerated growth in productivity, innovation, earnings and wellbeing across the county and to deliver the ambition to create a local economy that is sustainable, innovative, resilient and inclusive. The Dorset LEP Chair will set the vision and strategy, and drive forward an economic agenda, which focuses on the needs of business, residents and communities.

As an effective influencer and ambassador for Dorset, you will champion Dorset LEP at local, regional and national levels. The Chair role is supported by the Dorset LEP Board which brings together a wealth of experience from the private, public and education sectors.

We welcome applications from individuals who can visualise and convey the bigger strategic picture, offer challenge and insight and genuinely input into the process of advancing Dorset LEP’s agenda of fostering real and positive change in the Dorset region for the ultimate benefit of all.

We seek applications from individuals who have the proven ability to meet and deliver our aspirations and who will provide energy, commitment and wisdom to lead the development of our strategic priorities and oversee all our decisions and activities.

Dorset LEP is committed to having a Board which embraces diversity and equality. In line with this commitment, the opportunity to apply for the role of Dorset LEP Chair is open to business leaders from all backgrounds and sectors.

For further information click on this link or for an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Gary Evans on 0113 205 6080 or Delicia Coutinho on 020 7426 3962 of GatenbySanderson.

The closing date for applications is 10am Monday 26th October 2020

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