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Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership Chair Vacancy

The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GM LEP) is currently looking for a senior business professional to take the role of Chair of the Board.

We are seeking a business leader who is passionate about Greater Manchester and can help shape its future.

Greater Manchester's Local Enterprise Partnership sits at the heart of Greater Manchester’s governance arrangements, ensuring business leaders, working with the Combined Authority, are at the heart of setting the strategic course of Greater Manchester, determining local economic priorities and driving growth and job creation within the city region.

What kind of person are we looking for?

As the economic climate evolves, the region is facing new and different challenges. Against this backdrop of change, we're looking for individuals to help set the LEP’s direction.

With your expert business knowledge, you’ll see that we address Greater Manchester’s needs through our twin-track approach of growth and reform. It’s a chance to take the lead in areas where you have particular expertise and in areas where, with your influence and knowledge, you can make a significant impact.

A role such as this calls for considerable board level experience. You’ll bring formidable business skills and clear insight into the Greater Manchester region.

An independent thinker, you combine your knowledge with analytical thinking. You are quick to understand issues and able to contribute to strategy. Strong communication skills mean you can express your thoughts articulately and collaborate with others.

Building on our track record of achievement, we have recently agreed one of the country's first modern Local Industrial Strategies. The strategy aims to deliver an economy fit for the future, with prosperous communities across the city region and radically increased productivity and earning power.

Against this backdrop of ambition, you’ll drive the LEP’s direction working collaborative with LEP Board members and our partners.

With your expert business knowledge, you’ll see that we address Greater Manchester’s needs through our innovative place making approach. With your influence and knowledge, you can make a significant impact.

You will possess formidable business skills, clear insight and strong passion for the Greater Manchester region. An independent thinker, you combine your knowledge with a gift for analysis. You are quick to understand issues and able to contribute to strategy. Strong communication skills mean you can express your thoughts articulately and collaborate with others.

We wish to hear from potential candidates who reflect the full range of Greater Manchester’s business sectors and the diversity of its people.

For an informal discussion about the opportunities please contact colleagues at Penna, Pete John on 07701 305617, Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467.

Closing date Monday 4th November at 12:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Article Published: 16/10/2019 15:33 PM