21 Jul 2021
The LEP provides strategic advice and guidance on economic development priorities across Liverpool City Region.
Liverpool City Region has several key growth sectors of genuine strength and economic opportunity. To capitalise on these strengths several Sub-Boards have been created to provide strategic insight, intelligence, and guidance to the LEP Board in the fulfilment of their strategic activities for the City Region. The boards importance and strength are in their specialist expertise, based on practical business experience, providing a wealth of information and intelligence to inform economic strategy and effective delivery.
More information about Sub-boards can be found here.
Be A Voice for the Built Environment
The LEP is seeking to strengthen the Built Environment Board to reflect the challenges and opportunities facing the City Region, as we Build Back Better post COVID.
The LEP is committed to create inclusive boards that promote and value diversity and are looking for people who share a passion for the future of our economy and want to share their skills and experience to make a difference to the region’s prosperity.
The Built Environment represents a key area for growth and development in the Liverpool City Region, growing our City Region’s economy while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The composition of the board reflects the diversity of sectors shaping our environment.
The future of a sustainable built environment is key to the success of our City Region as we adapt and change in line with economic recovery plans to Build Back Better post pandemic, spatial development strategies, energy, transportation and the circular economy, especially with commitments related to climate change, air quality and the wider environment.
How we shape ‘place’, how we regenerate, buildings, neighbourhoods and communities in our City Region will play an essential role, especially with emerging socio-economic, technological and environmental trends that will influence the built environment of the future.
The Built Environment Board has established a set of pillars. Each of the Pillars represents important thematic workstreams for the board under the stewardship of Pillar lead members, the Chair and Deputy Chair.
What you’ll bring to the Sub-board
- Understanding of the Built Environment and its operation locally, nationally and internationally.
- Extensive experience of Built Environment agendas, especially within the disciplines outlined above.
- Have strong, professional networks within the Built Environment sectors.
- Excellent communication skills and willingness to share ideas and experiences.
- Passion, vision and commitment to developing the Built Environment sectors within the LCR economy.
- Ability to balance existing commitments with active board participation, including attending meetings.
Who are they keen to hear from
The LEP are keen to hear from individuals in the areas following areas –
- Structural Engineers
- House Builders
- M&E Consultants
- Development Finance/Legals
- Public Sector
However, this is not an exhaustive list, and interest is welcomed from those with informed experience and insight outside these areas.
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 the Sub-boards work
- The Boards typically comprise of 12-18 members of the business community, including people 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 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.
- Sub-board 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.
Interested in joining?
For an informal discussion about joining the Built Environment Board, speak to Gill Wood Clean Growth Champion for Growth Platform on +44(0) 7597 875900
To apply, please send to email@example.com (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 for Expressions of Interest 12 noon, Tuesday 3rd August 2021