Join the GFirst LEP Board: We are looking for an Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Champion
We are looking for a new Board member who has extensive experience in the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing sector.
28 September 2022
Are you passionate about Gloucestershire, its economic wellbeing and future success?
Do you have extensive experience in the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing sector?
GFirst LEP is the Local Enterprise Partnership for Gloucestershire and our primary goal is to grow the economy of Gloucestershire and we have achieved significant success since our formation in 2011. We have successfully bid for over £113 million in capital projects and over £35 million of European funding.
We are looking for a new Board member who has extensive experience in the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing sector. This is a hugely important sector for the county, it represents 14% of the county’s GVA contributing £2.6 billion (2020) and employing over 35,000 people across Gloucestershire.
The role of this voluntary position as a Board member will be to;
- Actively promote, celebrate and raise awareness of the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing sector including any current issues within it.
- Champion the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing sector at the Board Level.
- Work with our dedicated Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Business Group to identify areas in which the LEP can help this sector, whether that is in the skills arena, access to finance or fine tuning the offer from our Growth Hub network to the sector.
We are committed to ensuring that our Board represents the diversity of Gloucestershire and we welcome applications from anyone aged 18 and above who can broaden our diversity. GFirst LEP is committed to ensure that by 2023 at least 50% of Board members of the LEP are women.
We want to continue GFirst LEP's success so we’re looking for a board member who has the drive, passion and commitment to help our partners and our great executive team make that happen.
GFirst LEP is led by the business community in partnership with the voluntary, education and public sectors to help Gloucestershire realise its economic potential. For further information on the current GFirst LEP Board, please visit: www.gfirstlep.com/about-us/the-board/
If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of your current CV along with a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is Monday 31st October, 2022