The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership is searching for a senior business leader to join its ambitious Board
The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) believes the county’s ‘world-leading’ economy will be the catalyst in attracting an ambitious new non-executive director to its Board, representing the internationally-significant Science Vale UK.
OxLEP – one of 37 local enterprise partnerships in England – is looking to recruit a further non-executive director to its Board at a time when Oxfordshire, and in particular Oxford, continues to reaffirm a world-leading economic position.
Last autumn – PwC’s ‘Good Growth for Cities’ report cited Oxford as being one of the two highest-performing cities – in relation to growth – anywhere in the UK. This followed a study by Irwin Mitchell that revealed Oxford had the second fastest-growing economy of any UK city.
The Board vacancy is ‘geographically-focussed’ and would see OxLEP recruiting a new non-executive director that currently works within the Science Vale area – a dynamic business location which includes Culham Science Centre, Milton Park and Didcot Garden Town and stretches across to Harwell Campus.
Once appointed, the new non-executive director would join the OxLEP Board ahead of its next meeting in June.
OxLEP’s chief executive – Nigel Tipple – says that being part of the OxLEP Board not only means making a positive impact with the Oxfordshire business community, but also gives new members a chance to play a key role in an economy that has genuine international strengths and opportunities.
Mr Tipple said: “This is an excellent time for an ambitious business leader – representing the Science Vale area – to join our Board of non-executive directors.
“Over the next 12 months and beyond, further developments around the county’s £215million growth deal and the National Infrastructure Commission’s ‘Oxford-Cambridge Corridor’ recommendations will evolve, we want to continue to play our part in boosting UK productivity through the development of our Local Industrial Strategy – just one of three government-supported trailblazers nationwide.
“As a member of our Board, the new non-executive director will undoubtedly play a significant role in ensuring Oxfordshire and in particular – the Science Vale area and the role it has to play – remains at the heart of a dynamic ‘UK PLC’.”
In total, OxLEP currently oversees a £2.2bn growth programme for the county.
Mr Tipple added that OxLEP will be aiming to attract candidates from across the Science Vale business community.
He added: “We aim to recruit a high-calibre individual to our Board who has genuine influence in Science Vale and – in doing so – supports our vision for Oxfordshire as a ‘vibrant, sustainable, inclusive and world-leading economy’.
The closing date for non-executive director applications is Monday 30 April at 5pm.
For more information – and to download an application pack – go to our vacancies page.