LEP board seeks new health and care sector leader

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The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking for a health expert to join its board of directors.

The LEP is looking for a private or public-sector leader from the Greater Lincolnshire area currently working in the health sector to join the board, which meets every other month and sets the vision and direction of all LEP activity.

Opportunities within the role include:

  • Developing and embedding innovation across the NHS through the new Schools of Life Sciences and Pharmacy at the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park
  • Deploying assistive technology
  • Ensuring housing stock can meet the whole-life needs of residents

The candidate should be a strategic thinker who can take a broad view across the full range of issues affecting Greater Lincolnshire. The role is voluntary, and will involve six meetings per year, lobbying MPs sometimes in London, possibly attending other meetings as a board representative, and background reading.

Ursula Lidbetter MBE, Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, said: “The health and care sector forms one of our emerging priority sectors, presenting a wealth of opportunity including competitive sector leadership.

“We have a growing and ageing population and we are a large area with many dispersed towns and villages. This is creating opportunities for economic growth in the health and care sector, which currently employs 58,000 people and is worth £2 billion every year to our economy.

“It also encourages innovation in the planning and delivery of new models of health and social care for the benefit of residents.”

Applicants should email a CV with a covering letter by June 9 to [email protected]