LEP Chair – How to apply

Important advice on completing your application

The decision to invite you for interview is based entirely on the information you give in your application.  Please read this pack carefully as the information will help you to decide if you wish to apply for the position. The person specification lists the experience, knowledge, and skills needed to do the role.

Required Documents

Help in compiling your application can be found on the Proventure Website. Your application should be made up of:

  • A full and up to date CV (please let us know if you would like assistance with this)
  • A covering letter, explaining your interest in the Chair role, how you would make a contribution to the continued development of the LEP and how you can help it to deliver against its aims. The letter should detail how you meet the experience of requirements of Part One of the person specification (items 1-5). Part Two areas will be discussed at a preliminary interview.  Please include confirmation that there are no conflicts or potential conflicts of interest and that you meet the eligibility criteria.
  • A completed Equal Opportunities form (word doc)

In responding to the person specification, you should consider your own experience and suitability for the role as well as the general LEP context and its expectations of the Chair role. We suggest that you take each header from the person specification ( LEP Chair JD+PS ) and then provide your evidence point by point. You should explain the depth of your experience here, but only need to provide one good example to demonstrate each item/area.

Bullet points can be helpful. Please do not get fixated on the length of the letter, but try to avoid being over-long.  If you want advice, please call us and we will talk this through.

Also, please outline any dates on which you would be unavailable for discussions and interviews in March or April.

Please remember to complete the Equal Opportunities Form.

Sending Applications

Applications should be emailed to Elaine Smith elaine.smith@proventureconsulting.co.uk with the reference number “744 LEP Chair” and your name in the subject field.  If necessary, post applications to:

Stephen Cooley
Proventure Consulting Ltd
Blackfriars House
Manchester, M3 2JA

Please contact us if you do not receive confirmation of your application within 48 hours.

A panel selected from the Board members will lead the selection process. The process will include opportunities to meet wider members of the Board.

Queries and help

We have provided more information on applying on the Proventure website that will help you to produce your application. Please take your time to review this before sending your documents to us. The information provided will give you the tools you need to maximise the impact of your application.

If you have any queries about this appointment, about your application, or would like an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Stephen Cooley on 07747 698 829 or 0161 835 3377 or Mark Tobin on 07717 725 844. They will be pleased to take your call.

Please contact Proventure Consulting on 0161 835 3377 if you have a disability and wish to make alternative arrangements. If you have difficulty in completing your application, we will be happy to consider an alternative application.  Should you require any adjustments to be made to the selection process arising from any disability please notify our advising consultants of your needs.

Diversity and Monitoring

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership is committed to providing equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination. We value and respect the diversity of our staff, stakeholders, partners and the wider community across Lancashire. All appointments are based on merit and the principles of independent assessment, openness and transparency of process.

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