The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a public-private partnership established to drive economic growth across Lancashire. The Lancashire LEP’s Skills Board is focused on developing and enabling a balanced, skilled, productive and inclusive workforce. We are seeking a number of energetic private sector members who are keen to contribute to the development of Lancashire’s people, putting skills and employment at the heart of economic growth and well-being.

The board is made up of volunteers from academic institutions, training providers and private sector which typically meets every 6 weeks for 2 hours (usually 8am-10am).

This is a great opportunity to make a difference to the people of Lancashire and business growth by influencing Lancashire’s skills and employment priorities. For example influencing local and Government funding, shaping future policy, for example, the proposed apprenticeship levy, the types of skills provision available in Lancashire and ensuring the curriculum meets employer’s needs.

Our resrearch into skills and employment issues in Lancashire has identified particular issues in regard to replacement demand and growth. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who are from the creative and digital sector, energy and environmental, the visitor economy or health and social care sectors, so that we have a balance of sector perspectives.

If you are passionate about learning and development and the difference that a skilled and motivated workforce can make to the productivity and bottom line of an organisation, we want to hear from you!

For an informal discussion please contact the Director of the Lancashire Skills Hub, Michele Lawty-Jones ([email protected] / 07825 996446). To express your interest please send your CV to Lisa Moizer – [email protected] with a statement outlining your interests and skills in relation to board membership by 5pm on Wednesday 21st October. Please note that this is a voluntary position.