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Make a Difference by Joining Skills Board

Posted by Social Change on 2017-05-18 00:00

The ESB is a business-led board which enables employers to influence how public funding for skills training is spent.

Its aim is to support the continued growth of the Greater Lincolnshire economy by ensuring that people have the skills and qualifications that employers need.

Now the LEP is looking for two private-sector members with experience of the skills agenda to fill two vacancies.

The candidates will be strategic thinkers who want to make a contribution to improving the skills of a particular sector, location or group of people and can step back and see the bigger picture across Greater Lincolnshire.

“We’re looking for two people with knowledge and experience of the skills sector who want to really make a difference,” said Clare Hughes, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP officer responsible for employment and skills.

“Applicants must be based in Greater Lincolnshire and have an understanding of the skills needs of a specific sector or of the local area.

“We’re particularly keen to hear from business people in the food, health and care or logistics sectors, but applications are welcome from all types of business.”

The posts are voluntary and successful candidates will be asked to attend four or five meetings a year and provide information to and from the sectors they work within or represent.

The deadline for applications is Friday 16th June 2017. To apply, candidates should send a covering letter outlining their expertise and interest to

For an informal discussion about the role call Clare Hughes on 01522 550545.


Notes to Editors:

  • The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is a private and public sector partnership led by the private sector which aims to improve conditions for infrastructure and doing business in the Greater Lincolnshire area.

  • One of the first LEPs to be established in the UK, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP covers a large geographical area with a population of over one million and a diverse range of industries, from ports and logistics to farming, tourism and engineering.

  • It includes North and North East Lincolnshire and the administrative county of Lincolnshire and is controlled by a LEP board made up of leading figures in the public and private sector.

  • Visit for details on the LEP.