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Help us help you: Heart of the South West Leaders message to Minister

11/12/2018

Leaders from authorities across the Heart of the South West are calling on Government to help them play a greater role in getting ready for the impacts of Brexit. In a letter to the Minister for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), signed jointly by Cllr David Fothergill, Chair of HotSW Joint Committee and Steve […]

Job Vacancy – Senior Manager – Local Industrial Strategy

10/12/2018

Apply here. Salary £54,215 pro rata Job term Fixed Term Appointment Full Time Hours 37 hours a week. Closing Date 03 January 2019 For an informal discussion please contact Keri Denton 07769 179019 This vacancy is initially offered on a 9 month fixed term contract. There may be an option for contract extension. This post […]

Heart of the South West LEP Conference and AGM 2018

21/11/2018

The Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP held its fourth Conference and AGM at Sandy Park in Exeter this week, with over 300 delegates. The event showcased the LEP’s achievements with its £3/4 billion portfolio of investment that’s making a significant impact on the economies of the HotSW area – Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and […]

Vacancy – Enterprise Co-ordinator (SEND), Somerset

31/10/2018

The HotSW Careers Hub is a collection of more than 40 secondary schools and FE colleges located across the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area.  Operating in Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth, The Careers Hub is one of 20 pilots to be chosen for implementation by The Careers and Enterprise […]

Lord Hutton: South West can spark huge growth in nuclear activity across the UK

21/09/2018

The success of the South West’s nuclear industry can play a pivotal role in sustaining the government’s growth ambitions, according to Lord Hutton, chair of the Nuclear Industry Association. Former Business Secretary John Hutton outlined opportunities and challenges facing the sector today (19 September) at Nuclear South West’s annual conference in Bristol. He told delegates […]

***Job Opportunity*** HotSW Digital Skills Partnership Manager

13/09/2018

The Heart of the South West (HotSW) Digital Skills Partnership (DSP) brings together businesses, charities, the education sector and public-sector organisations to tackle local digital skills challenges to build thriving and inclusive local economies. Devon County Council, on behalf of the HotSW LEP, is seeking to recruit an experienced and knowledgeable professional to fulfil the […]