LEP Board Recruitment

Our strong private-public partnership is helping drive economic growth across the Sheffield City Region.  To shape our economic strategy and make sure we keep a laser-like focus on delivery, we need dynamic, bold and motivated business people to join other senior business leaders, the Mayor and council Leaders on the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board.

With this in mind, we are keen to hear from outstanding individuals who are capable of leading the LEP Board in setting the strategic direction for economic growth across the Sheffield City Region.  We have two vacancies on the LEP Board:


£ Unremunerated – reasonable expenses will be reimbursed

Term of Appointment: 3 years

Anticipated time commitment: 4 to 5 days per month

As a principal adviser to the elected Mayor for the Sheffield City Region, the role of Chair is a pivotal and vital high-profile position in the LEP.  As Chair you will be the public face of the SCR LEP, reaching out to networks locally, nationally and internationally.  Your role is to show leadership, a strategic approach and ensure the efficient running of the Board.

You’ll be an experienced senior business leader at Board level with a commitment to public policy development.  You’ll have extensive leadership experience within the private sector.  You’ll bring significant commercial credentials and a collaborative approach which will make it easy for you to build relationships with the City Region’s business community, the Mayoral Combined Authority and with partners wider afield.  Your ability to impact the economy of the region and play on a national and even international stage is huge.  However, your passion will be rooted in the region.


£ Unremunerated – reasonable expenses will be reimbursed

Term of Appointment: 3 years

Anticipated time commitment: 4 to 5 days per month

 The role of the Vice Chair is to support the Chair in their duties representing the SCR LEP and deputising when necessary.  As Vice Chair you will act as an ambassador and will champion projects regionally and nationally.  You’ll support the engagement of the private sector, the SCR Mayor, and primarily the nine local authorities in our region.  Your role is to work closely with the Chair of SCR LEP and SCR Managing Director to ensure high performance levels.  Your role will be to foster the development of positive relationships amongst the Board and ensure the LEP is transparent and effective.

You’ll be an experienced Board member who will know the requirements of good Board governance.  You’ll have some affinity with the region and a passion for our work in the development of the economy, jobs and innovation.

For more information, including the job description and person specification, download our recruitment brochure here

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm, Friday 23rd November 2018.

If you wish to apply for either position, please submit your application through our online recruitment system on the links below:

  • LEP Chair – apply here
  • LEP Vice Chair  – apply here  

You can apply for both positions.

If you cannot apply electronically, please post your application to:

Zoe Brennan – Sheffield City Region LEP Recruitment, Penna, Millennium Bridge House, 2 Lambeth Hill, London, EC4V 4BG

If you require a copy of the recruitment pack in an alternative format, please call our team on 0114 220 3400.

Meetings of the Partnership

The Local Enterprise Partnership and Combined Authority meet on six weekly cycles.
To see agendas and papers for these meetings follow the link below.