The Role

Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership

Introduction from the Chair and Chief Executive

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of our Youth Board. This is an exciting and challenging time for Cheshire and Warrington. Our role is about supporting the development of the local economy and making our area an even greater place to live, work, study or invest. Cheshire and Warrington are already home to about 1 million people and as we make our plans, we want to ensure that the voice of young people contributes to shaping the future. Issues might include what type of housing is built, the transport and public transport network, digital infrastructure, or whether we have enough people with the right skills for the jobs in our area. We want to know what is important for young people; how we grow whilst respecting the environment and sustainability and how we make sure everyone is included in the prosperity we generate.

Our youth board will provide a forum for your views and opinions, opportunity to influence our plans and to engage with and involve other young people in our region.

We neither expect you to be experts nor have preconceived ideas about whether you are in work, running your own business, studying, in an apprenticeship or unemployed. We want the widest representation of our community and people committed and enthusiastic towards making Cheshire and Warrington a great place for people.

Thank you again for your interest.

The Role

Applications have now closed.

TIME: Members of our Youth Board will be voluntary positions and require between one and two days per month.

AGE RANGE: The age range for members on appointment is 18 – 27 years. Appointments will be made for 2 or 3 years, and may be renewble, if members are still within the age range.

FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS: The board will elect a Chair and a Deputy Chair, and the Chair will be invited to join the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) full board meetings. The board holds 5 or 6 open meetings (where the public can attend) and 5 or 6 discussion forums (held in private) each year. They are normally held between 4.30pm and 6.30pm in Winsford.

EXPENSES: The LEP will reimburse expenses incurred in the performing of the role.

 7 PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC LIFE: Because the LEP is responsible for how public money is spent and invested, you will be asked to follow the 7 principles of Public Life:

  1. Selflessness
  2. Integrity
  3. Objectivity
  4. Accountability
  5. Openness
  6. Honesty
  7. Leadership