Members sought for new Heart of the South West ESIF Strategic Committee

Opportunity to become a Member of the Strategic ESIF Area Committee

The Heart of the South West area has been allocated around £116m from the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme for England (2014-2020).

These funds will be crucial in helping us achieve our vision of jobs, growth and prosperity for the Heart of the South West.

We are now working with partners to establish our LEP Area ESIF Committee. This vitally important body will be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of the Heart of the South West EUSIF strategy and programme.

The committee will ensure that local strategic aims are considered alongside national strategic and operational objectives.

It will ensure that maximum impact is achieved through the Funds, thereby contributing to delivery of the overall national Operational Programmes.

It will also be responsible for ensuring operational delivery of activity supported by the funds, overseeing the development of an appropriate pipeline of proposals, agreeing investments and monitoring performance against targets at the LEP level.

Chris Garcia, Chief Executive of HotSW said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to support the Heart of the South West area. The role of Committee Member will be vital to the future success of the LEP, the EU programme and the area as a whole.

“The position offers a unique, challenging and fulfilling opportunity for people with relevant experience and who are representatives of the many different types of organisations that are based within the HotSW area.”

The closing date for applications is 9th October.