Update 15 February: Board Director Recruitment Applications Closed

The Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP is a strong business led partnership between the private sector, local authorities, universities and colleges. Since its establishment in 2011, HotSW LEP has developed a £500m investment pipeline to support its mission to deliver better jobs and prosperity across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.

The LEP is now seeking up to seven new private sector Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to take up the positions which will become vacant this year when a number of the existing NEDs come to the end of their terms, following six years of their valuable contribution of expertise.

Candidates with a strong business background at a senior level, with the skills and vision to help shape the economic prosperity of our area are required to make a positive contribution to the Board.

Chair of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, Steve Hindley, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for local business leaders to actively contribute to the next phase of our development and benefit our economy and communities. If you are a business or social economy leader with passion and expertise, please contact HotSW LEP with a view to joining us on our journey towards delivering prosperity for Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.”

The NEDs will be required to attend Board meetings once every two months and periodic meetings or events across the HotSW LEP area, related to their areas of expertise to support LEP activity.

Interested candidates are invited to apply before 14 February by downloading the candidate pack and diversity form below.

HotSW LEP is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants reflecting the diversity of the community.

Equal opportunities form Candidate pack