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Private sector Board directors

We live and work in one of the most innovative, fastest growing places in the country.

Located at the centre, between the global brands of Oxford and Cambridge, London and Birmingham, our area is proudly and firmly the  Commercialisation Core of the Growth Corridor. This is the place where businesses, research and innovation truly drive the UK’s economy and this is the place that will achieve double-digit growth for the future.

Do you have what it takes to lead and shape the economic growth ambitions of the South East Midlands?

If you do, and you are in a business based in the South East Midlands, we want to hear from you.

SEMLEP is looking for private sector directors to join the SEMLEP Board. This is a non-remunerated role that will position you on a leadership platform that secures and directs major national and local investment in the area.

You will take decisions on where to target activities to drive up productivity, create jobs and tackle the key issues facing our businesses. You will be an advocate for the future prosperity of your area. You will challenge businesses to capitalise on growth opportunities and help to celebrate their successes.

SEMLEP is a highly-performing Local Enterprise Partnership, with big ambitions. As a private sector Board director, you will work with your public sector colleagues to oversee our performance and monitor the robust assurance measures we have in place.

We are keen for our board to reflect the full diversity of the South East Midlands area and very much welcome applications from business representatives from across the full range of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or ability. 

Download the full Board role description and specification.

Applicants are invited to send in a CV and covering letter outlining your ambitions to join the Board and how you meet the desired specification.


Please note the closing date for applications is 5pm, 31 October 2018. Please send in your application to

We welcome a conversation with anybody who is interested in applying for the positions available. To arrange a confidential phone call with Hilary Chipping, Chief Executive, please speak to Leanne Nadal on 01234 436 100 or email to agree a suitable time. 

Enterprise Co-ordinator

Salary: £34,000 - £35,500 pa + 25 days holiday + bank holidays + 5% emp pension
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, flexible working applications would be welcome.
Contract Type: This contract will initially be until 31st July 2019, extension subject to continued funding.
Responsible to: Employer and Skills Manager
Location: Your normal place of work will be home based with some travel to SEMLEP head office at Cranfield, Bedfordshire and ‘hot-desking’ at the Northampton office of the SEMLEP Growth Hub and the University of Northampton, Waterside Campus.

Job Summary:
The Enterprise Coordinator is the pivotal role in The Careers & Enterprise Company’s national programme and critical to achieving its aim of motivating, inspiring and supporting young people in making informed choices about their future and help them achieve against those choices.

This position will be located within Northamptonshire, working alongside colleagues in Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Luton. Primary focus would be in Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and Rushden.

Download the full advert

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date: 9am on Friday 12 October 2018
Interview Date: Friday 19 October 2018
Start date: As soon as possible

How to Apply:
Application is by CV and a cover letter outlining the reasons for your interest in this position and why you believe yourself to be suitable in line with the person specification. To assist us with effectively monitoring Equality and Diversity, please also complete our Equality and Diversity form which can be found below. These should be submitted by 9am on Friday 12 October 2018. Please submit your application by email to

We are committed to attracting, recruiting and developing a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of the South East Midlands population our work is aimed at. Our vision is to embed equality and diversity into our day to day business and create an inclusive working culture where everyone is treated with respect and dignity and feels valued. We recognise the value of having a diverse workforce to achieving SEMLEP’s vision and the need to promote equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment in order to support each individual to achieve their full potential. We welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, faith, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity, race or sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and we would consider applications on part-time, compressed hours or job share basis.

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Paul Thompson on 01234 436100 or email If you would like further information or have any specific access requirements to enable you to complete the application process, please contact us on 01234 436100 or e-mail

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