Mayoral Appointments to London LEP Board

16 September 2016

The Mayor of London is inviting applications from the business community to join the London LEP. 

Business is at the heart of the Mayor’s agenda and he is looking to appoint new members to the London LEP Board who will support and shape the development of a long-term vision for economic development in London as well as providing strategic oversight and advice on activities such as the Local Growth Fund, Royal Docks Enterprise Zone, European Structural & Investment Funds and London’s ‘Growth Hub’, the public/private sector partnership which joins up national and local business support making it is easy for businesses to find the help they need.

We are seeking candidates from a broad range of backgrounds and would be particularly keen to hear from individuals with expertise in digital technology, science & innovation, creative & cultural, infrastructure & construction, retail, hospitality & tourism and the higher and further education sectors. We would welcome applications from across all sizes and types of businesses and will be seeking to appoint members from small business and entrepreneurial backgrounds as well as from bigger business.

Applications should show substantial current experience in the private sector or substantial commercial experience and a strong and detailed understanding of the London economy and the various opportunities and challenges involved in securing sustainable economic growth. Consideration will be given to ensuring that as a whole, the London LEP has an understanding of the key sectors and different sizes of enterprises in London’s economy.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to reflect London's diversity in all Board appointments. The aim is that the London LEP should reflect London’s diversity so we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

How to Apply:

Candidates are invited to apply by submitting a CV and covering letter (max. 4 sides). The CV should include details of employment, public appointments, qualifications history and the name and contact details of two referees willing to provide a reference. It should also include any relevant information regarding your eligibility for appointment and any directorships you hold. 

The covering letter should provide details of the relevant experience that equips you to serve as a Business Member of the London LEP, in particular addressing the criteria listed under the role specification (see Applicant Pack). 

If you have any queries around the content of this pack, please contact Jamie Izzard or Claire Sherer on +44 (0)20 7983 4420.  If you have any queries regarding the application process or if you require information in an alternative format, please email andrew.baxter@london.gov.uk quoting reference LEP2016.

Application closing date:  Monday 10 October at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall in weeks commencing 17 and 24 October 2016

All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system.