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Remuneration: Competitive salary

Location: Poole, Dorset

Dorset LEP is a private sector-led organisation responsible for speaking on behalf of businesses, championing important issues with government, securing funding and investment for the region and driving the economic growth of Dorset. Our vision is to double Dorset's productivity and economic output to £35.6 billion over the next twenty years, generating 80,000 jobs.

Following the LEP Review, Dorset LEP has agreed to focus on supporting the Dorset economy by  providing economic leadership and intelligence; delivering business support for innovation, engagement and opportunity; and an enhanced role in supporting skills and talent across Dorset with a focus on labour market demand, talent attraction and supply. The role of Director is integral in making these a reality and supporting our three-year plan.

Dorset LEP is seeking an experienced and influential senior professional who can bring leadership and energy to the role of Director; can operate at the highest level of government as well as with our business communities and provide the support and advice that focuses on our economy, inclusion, our infrastructure and our environment.

Dorset LEP is committed to and embraces diversity and equality. In line with this commitment, the opportunity to apply for the role of Director of Dorset LEP is open to business leaders from all backgrounds and sectors.

There has probably never been a more important time for business and skills to help Dorset and Britain recover financially from our position. If you have the drive and ambition to help the Dorset region have a flourishing economic profile, then we want to hear from you. For further information please visit or for an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Gary Evans on 07809 195 593 or Louise Bickley on 0113 205 6068 of GatenbySanderson.

The closing date for applications is 10am Monday 27 June 2022.




Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 21 Jun 2022

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