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Norfolk Business Board representative

We are now recruiting business representatives for a new Norfolk Business Board. This is a voluntary role for inspirational, experienced, and influential Norfolk business people. 

It is an exciting time to join the Norfolk Business Board. It succeeds the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Board which ended in April 2024. It is also aligned with the possible opportunities provided by devolution.

The representative role is vital in shaping the economic future of our county. You will help the board oversee an ambitious, evidence-based economic strategy for Norfolk.

Learn more about the Norfolk Business Board.

Responsibilities

As a Norfolk Business Board representative, you will:

  • Be responsible for shaping the economic growth agenda for the county
  • Use your significant expertise to shape and influence strategic thinking, policy, and funding decisions for the county
  • Be a voice for industry to advocate across sectors, geographies, and business types. This will be at a local and, when required, a national level.
  • Help us to create an environment where local business can flourish and grow our economy

Commitments 

As a representative, you should be willing and able to commit time to:

  • Meeting 4 to 6 times a year
  • Read papers and prepare for meetings
  • Maintain your local currency as an expert in your sector

This should equate to 1 day per month or equivalent.

Who we are looking for  

We are looking for people from across Norfolk, from businesses of different types and sizes. We are seeking sector representation from: 

  • Agrifood  
  • Clean Energy   
  • Digital  
  • Financial Services  
  • Tourism and creative
  • Health and social care   
  • VCSEs 
  • Other sectors. Such as from organisations that are for profit, not for profit, social enterprises, or representatives of businesses.

We are particularly keen to hear from underrepresented groups. This is to ensure our board reflects the diversity of Norfolk.  

Skills

Applicants should have the following skills, experience and outlook:

  • A drive to put what is best for Norfolk first
  • Significant experience in a senior appointment
  • Natural collaborators
  • Dynamic and successful representative for their sector
  • Analytical thinking
  • Evidence-based problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Influencing

Remuneration

There is no financial payment for this role. It is a voluntary role.

How to apply

Send your CV to norfolkbusinessboard@norfolk.gov.uk by the end of the day on 30 June 2024.

Learn more about our recruitment and selection process (PDF) [104KB].

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