Greater Birmingham calls for young person to join LEP Board
- Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership to appoint new ‘young’ Non-Executive Director
- Appointment to be voice of young people in the area
Last week the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) opened applications for a new Non-Executive Director (NED) that will represent and inspire young people across the region.
The GBSLEP is the first LEP in the UK to create a youth representative role on its Board, reflecting the area’s uniquely youthful profile. Birmingham is one of the youngest and most diverse cities in Europe – 40% of its population are aged under 25. Across the wider region, 38% of the population are aged between 18 – 30.
The GBSLEP is looking for a confident, enthusiastic self-starter aged 18-30 with a passion for the region and its growth. The new Director will play a key role in driving forward the LEP’s ambitious Strategic Economic Plan across its three ‘Pillars’ of Business, People and Place.
The voluntary three-year role, will take up two to three days a month and, alongside Board duties the appointed young person will help to design and deliver the approach for recruiting young people to sit on each of the LEP’s sub-boards.
The successful individual will join 19 other Non-Executive Directors on the LEP Board from across the private, public and educational sectors, and will lead on representing the views of young people across every aspect of the LEP’s agenda.
This opportunity comes at an exciting time for Greater Birmingham and the GBSLEP. Key indicators such as job creation, economic output, foreign direct investment and business start-ups show that the region’s economy is growing.
Download the candidate brief – candidate-brief-gbslep-ned-for-young-people-final
If you would like more information on the role please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.