Make a Difference to Our City Region Background Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (CA) work together to deliver inclusive growth for the City Region. The LEP provides strategic advice and guidance on economic development priorities, while the CA brings democratic accountability and oversight for the City Region. Working together in this way gives us the insights and benefits of both public and private sectors. The LEP manages and supports a range of Advisory Boards in the growth sectors and disciplines that are pivotal to delivering inclusive growth in our City Region. These boards, made up of leaders from the private and public sectors, provide strategic insight, intelligence and guidance to the LEP board, the CA and the LEP Executive in the fulfilment of their strategic activities for the City Region. Their importance and strength are in their detailed technical and specialist expertise, based on practical business experience, providing a wealth of information and intelligence to inform economic strategy and effective delivery. The membership of sub-boards is open to any interested and suitably experienced individuals from business, higher and further education, third sector and any interested party and member of the public who can provide valuable insight into the sector / focus of the board. These sub-boards are strategic advisory groups and do not have any financial decision-making authority, nor do they have operating budgets. Opportunity The LCR Digital & Creative Board is looking to strengthen its position by appointing additional industry members who can identify key opportunities and priorities for growth of the sector. Specialist expertise is welcomed across our strategic priorities: Access to markets and international trade Business support and growth Developing space, place and digital infrastructure Promoting LCR as the best place to start, scale up and locate a digital, creative or tech business Skills and talent development We would welcome board members who are: from diverse backgrounds including BAME, and those with disabilities from the public, private (large and small companies) and third sectors from across the city region geography in senior / decision making positions in their organisation representative of the various high growth sub sectors of Digital and Creative (AI, data, design, games, immersive, music, software development etc) New members must be willing to collaborate positively and ensure actions are delivered for the good of the City Region and its inhabitants. Board meetings will take place across the city region and members are expected to attend a minimum of three out of four annual meetings. The LEP website lists the current LCR Digital and Creative board members and its commitment to transparency. The board terms of reference are available on request. Diversity It has been widely demonstrated that Boards are much more effective if they represent the diversity of the customers and communities they serve. Liverpool City Region LEP is committed to ensuring all its Boards are diverse and actively welcomes and supports applications from all our community with the expertise and ambition to inform each of our sub-boards. Read our equality and diversity statement. Please note it is NOT a requirement that applicants have previously served at Board level. We strongly welcome new and fresh thinking from those who have not been actively represented before. How our LEP Boards Work Our Boards typically comprise of 12-18 members of the business community, including leaders from large and small scale businesses, colleges, universities and schools, institutions and third sector, alongside public sector colleagues. The Boards typically meet quarterly, for 2 hours, to an agenda agreed through the Board Chair. They are supported by executives from the Growth Platform – the City Region’s Growth Company, established by the LEP and CA. They are relaxed in style and involve a strategic and practical dialogue on the key issues facing sector areas, working to determine priorities and suggestions for delivery to provide insight to inform the LEP and the Combined Authority in the development of strategy and its implementation. The boards draw strength from their members’ technical expertise, practical business experience. Board members typically serve 3 years, though this may be extended, by agreement to a maximum of 6 years. The individuals appointed will be expected to apply themselves to developing or challenging strategies designed to deliver growth in each of these areas. LEP Chair and Board positions are not financially remunerated, but reward comes in being engaged in driving forward important agenda for the benefit of current and future generations. How to Apply For an informal discussion about joining the Digital & Creative Board, speak to Helen Cross on 07738 719422. To apply, please send to Helen Cross on firstname.lastname@example.org (A) An up-to-date CV (B) A covering letter detailing your suitability for the role in line with the specifications above. The closing date is 7th February 2020. We look forward to working with you.