Voluntary and Community Sector Representative required

Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Ltd is seeking a highly experienced Voluntary and Community Sector Representative who can bring their commitment passion and energy to the Thames Valley Berkshire LEP Forum. With a successful track record in Berkshire you will bring your skills, experience and constructive challenge to our well-developed ambitions.

If you have an active and current role in the Voluntary and Community Sector in Berkshire and want to make a difference to the wider Thames Valley economy we want to hear from you.

The purpose of Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Ltd is to bring about sustainable economic growth of the Thames Valley Berkshire sub region through the implementation of a strategic economic plan. It is a business-led organisation, endorsed by government since 2010.

The LEP is in the throes of an exciting journey: it has agreed an historic Growth Deal with the government, which will see £107 million invested in Thames Valley Berkshire and is now leading the implementation of a Strategic Economic Plan funded in part through the Growth Deal. However, we want to ensure that all residents in Berkshire are able to benefit from the economic prosperity of the area and your input will be essential in this regard.

This voluntary role will be as a sector representative on the LEP Forum and will be for a minimum of three years (maximum of five). The Forum meets bi-monthly though additional input outside of meetings is likely.

For information and to apply for this position, please visit bit.ly/TVBLEP-VCS. The closing date is Friday 9 December 2016 at 5.00pm. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Thursday 15 December 2016.

David Neale

David runs the Get Online Reading project, which uses a team of volunteers to promote digital inclusion around the town and help local people make better use of the internet. The Get Online team is based at Reading Central Library and does outreach sessions at other libraries and community venues around Reading. David also co-developed the RVA website.