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Private Sector Board Members

Vacancy Listing

  • Job Title

    Private Sector Board Members

  • Date Posted

    9th June 2022

  • Employment Type


  • Location

    Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

  • Expected Salary



D2N2 is led and governed by its board; made up of high-profile and respected business leaders, local authority leaders and representatives of the higher education, further education and voluntary sectors from across the D2N2 area

In 2020, the D2N2 LEP launched its recovery and growth strategy . Our vision is of a more prosperous, better connected, and increasingly resilient and competitive low carbon economy that powers the jobs and businesses of the future.

D2N2 is now looking to recruit new private sector board members to replace a number of seats recently vacated. We are looking for candidates from the key business sectors to champion our region’s economic potential.

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

Role of Board Members

    • Provide strategic challenge and support to the Board and Executive on driving the growth of the D2N2 LEP area’s economy from a private sector perspective.
    • Actively seek to promote the interests of the LEP at key opportunities to influence Government and business, with the broad aim of securing investment in the D2N2 LEP area.
    • Contribute to a clear and informed view of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the D2N2 area’s economy.
    • Contribute to the further development and help to drive implementation of the LEP’s work programme, addressing the key priorities for economic growth.
    • Contribute to the further development of the LEP’s strategy and governance, in particular in the context of the development and implementation of the Recovery and Growth Strategy.
    • Champion the work of the Board, its objectives, outcomes and results to relevant partners, organisations, networks and business organisations.
    • Adhere at all times to high standards of ethics and governance in public life.

Experience and Attributes
Board Members must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A clear strategic vision, excellent communication and leadership skills, and a demonstrable understanding of the drivers of economic prosperity.
  • Significant experience of leading a successful business based within the D2N2 area; and demonstrate credibility and achievement as a driver of private sector growth in the D2N2 area.
  • Well-connected, with demonstrable links with other businesses and organisations.
  • Knowledge and passion for the economic and business drivers which will enhance the vitality and competitiveness of D2N2
  • Preparedness to assume leadership roles on specific issues by agreement with the Chair to help drive work forward across the Partnership between formal Board meetings.
  • Commitment to serve for up to three years at regular LEP Board meetings, other events and to champion the work of the Local Enterprise Partnership.

Time Commitment

It is anticipated that Board members will on average be asked to contribute one to two days per month to fulfil this role

Remuneration and expenses

Appointments are honorary and not remunerated but reasonable expense will be reimbursed

Equal opportunities

Applications are encouraged regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age sexual orientation or age.

Application Proces

It is anticipated that those shortlisted will be invited for discussions with the Chair and members of the D2N2 Nominations and Renumerations Committee.

Applications should quote the reference D2N2 Board Application and should include a letter outlining how your experience and networks would benefit the LEP, paying particular attention to the ‘Experience and Attributes’ criteria as outlined above.

All applications will be acknowledged. Please submit your application as follows:

By email (preferred) to

By post marked ‘Strictly Private and Confidential’ to:

Sally Hallam, D2N2 LEP, 8 Experian Way NG2 Business Park Nottingham, NG2 1EP

For any initial enquiries in confidence, please contact our Chief Executive Will Morlidge on 07817 749907 or

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