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. New LEP Board The LCR LEP is looking for appropriate individuals to join our newly formed Maritime and Logistics Board. Our ongoing recruitment has already yielded excellent results from the maritime sector and we are keen to broaden out recruitment to ensure it is as representative as possible of the whole of the freight and logistics community in LCR. Maritime and Logistics Advisory Board The Logistics and Maritime Sector is vitally important in keeping supply chains moving, serving our manufacturing and retail sectors, helping drive the ecommerce revolution as well as being a key enabler of the deployment of renewable technologies and the net zero ambitions of the UK. The UK’s exit from the European Union at the end of the year will see Logistics and Maritime play an even more fundamental role in UK trade. Therefore the LCR LEP is looking for individuals to help us support this vital area of our economy and help develop strategies to allow the LCR to derive economic opportunity from our future trading relationships globally, advancements in renewable energy, the changing face of retail in the UK and the goods that are manufactured as a result. We are interested in how technology can positively disrupt supply chains and contribute to decarbonisation initiatives. We are keen to encourage applicants from – Major Retailers Logistics Companies (e.g 3PLs) Technology solutions providers (of any scale) Manufacturing companies with international supply chains We are also keen to encourage applications from under-represented groups in the industry. 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 & Diversity Statement here) 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 and in this case also by those from Mersey Maritime. 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 To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and a covering letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role in line with the specifications above to firstname.lastname@example.org. For an informal discussion about joining the Maritime and Logistics Advisory Board, please speak to Simon Reid at email@example.com. The closing date for Expressions of Interest is Monday 14th September 2020 at 12 noon. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.