GBSLEP Recruitment

GBSLEP is recruiting a new Chair to lead us through an exciting period in the growth and development of the Greater Birmingham economy.

The person, appointed to this three-year non-executive role, will play a vital role in working with partners across our city-region to grow the economy and jobs for the benefit of everyone who lives and works in Greater Birmingham.

Berwick Partners are leading on the recruitment of the Chair and individuals interested in the role should contact Marek Dobrowolski on 0121 654 5912. Further details of the role can be found on the Berwick Partners website.


GBSLEP are also seeking to recruit to two Board roles, one for Creative and Cultural Industries and another for Improving Digital Connectivity.

The appointed individuals to these three-year non-executive roles will lead on developing and growing these areas for the benefit of the Greater Birmingham economy. For further details on the Creative and Cultural Industries role please click here and for the Improving Digital Connectivity click here.

Interested individuals should send a short CV and covering note to with the subject line ‘NED Application’ by Monday 24th July.


Seeking Innovation Challenge Forum Candidates 

To help us meet our goals GBSLEP is seeking to set up an Innovation Challenge Forum (ICF) (comprised of a pool of practitioners we can draw upon to review incoming proposals) who are the first line of engagement and potential customers for innovative products or services (e.g. NHS, local authority, corporates, entrepreneurs, SMEs and interest groups) and academic experts to bring a stronger ‘market voice’ to stimulate and prioritise demand-led innovation activities in line with the GBSLEP Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).

To establish the ICF, GBSLEP is inviting expressions of interest from innovation experts to act in a non-executive advisory capacity tasked with reviewing and ranking innovation proposals.

Read the full candidate brief here

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How to apply

Expressions of interest are invited from suitable individuals in line with the Role Description and Person Specification (in the above candidate brief). In addition applicants are invited to submit a short CV (no more than 3 pages).

The expression of interest template can be downloaded here

Applications should be submitted electronically to and marked ‘ICF Member Expression of Interest’ in the subject line. Alternatively, please post your application to: GBSLEP, Ground Floor, Baskerville House, Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2ND. Expressions of interest are also welcome from individuals based outside of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull region.