Chair of Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership

Body: Tees Valley Combined Authority
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Culture, Media & Sport, Education, Energy, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, International, Science & Technology
Location: Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park, Stockton, TS17 6QY
Skills required: Accountancy, Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Change Management, Communication / Media / Marketing, International Experience, IT / Digital, Major Projects, Procurement, Regulation, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership will be able to claim expenses for travel and subsistence costs incurred as part of the role.
Time Requirements: 6 – 8 days per month

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    17/01/2020

  • Closed for Applications

    29/02/2020

  • Panel Sift

    March 2020

  • Final Interview Date

    March 2020

  • Announcement

    March 2020

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Tees Valley Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are looking to recruit a new LEP Chair and new LEP members from the private sector to deliver our ambitious economic plans.

The Combined Authority and LEP strive to ensure an equal and diverse membership, and through this latest round of appointments, have committed to achieve 50% female representation on the LEP board in 2020.

Due to the current LEP Chair coming to the end of his term, we are looking to appoint a new LEP Chair who has a strong private sector background, experience of building effective organisations and has the motivation to fully commit to and represent the LEP on a local and national scale.

Local Enterprise Partnership

“The Tees Valley Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership are a fantastic example of public-private partnership – the strongest and most ambitious in the country”

Paul Drechsler, former President of the CBI

LEPs were created by Government, and exist across the country, however the Tees Valley LEP is considered to be one of the most effective and integrated nationally.

Tees Valley has a long history of joint working across public and private sectors. Our LEP was established in 2011. This business-led partnership involved local authorities and business representatives working together to drive economic growth, create jobs, improve infrastructure and raise workforce skills within the local area.

Tees Valley Combined Authority was established in 2016. This further cemented the relationship between the public and private sectors in Tees Valley, as the Combined Authority and the LEP came together as one organisation, with a shared purpose and brand.

Private sector members of the LEP play a key role in influencing the development and delivery of economic policy and initiatives in Tees Valley. Members come together regularly to ensure that the unique voice of business is heard, and influences decision making. On top of this, our private sector members act as champions for their industry and ambassadors for Tees Valley.

The LEP is integral to everything that the Combined Authority does. To understand more, please explore our website, including our approaches to support businesses to grow; supporting investment; developing skills for our businesses and residents to thrive; ensuring our transport and infrastructure meets the needs of local business; developing the offer at the South Tees Development area; enhancing our area to ensure that Tees Valley is seen as an attractive place to live, work, study and invest.

Person Specification

The Chair is required to undertake the following:

  • Chair meetings of the LEP.
  • Be the principal representative of the LEP, and the Combined Authority, at meetings with external stakeholders as required.
  • Undertake a range of activities including hosting events and delegations, making visits and presentations, ensuring that the role is visible and recognised across government, with partners and in the media.
  • Attend and contribute at meetings of the Combined Authority Cabinet as required.
  • Provide leadership to the LEP and be responsible for progressing the agenda and activities.
  • Be a visible, active participant in the business community.
  • Approve agendas and chair monthly Informal Cabinet meetings at the Tees Valley Combined Authority.
  • Attend monthly Cabinet meetings at the Tees Valley Combined Authority.
  • Represent the Tees Valley LEP at regular LEP network and NP11 meetings.
  • Work with senior staff in the Tees Valley Combined Authority on key policy areas and strategies.
  • Approve agendas and chair monthly Informal Cabinet meetings at the Tees Valley Combined Authority.
  • Attend monthly Cabinet meetings at the Tees Valley Combined Authority.
  • Represent the Tees Valley LEP at regular LEP network and NP11 meetings.
  • Work with senior staff in the Tees Valley Combined Authority on key policy areas and strategies.

Additional Information

The LEP Chair role is fully aligned with the activities and requirements of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, meaning the Chair will attend regular meetings and work with senior staff in the Combined Authority to cover the existing responsibilities of our current Chair.

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is the facilitator of this advertisement but NOT the appointing body. The appointing body is the Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership.

How to Apply

Please download the LEP Chair application form from https://teesvalley-ca.gov.uk/lep/ and send to Lewis.Evans@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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