In April 2023, VisitEngland approved the Liverpool City Region application to be one of the first Local Visitor Economy Partnerships (LVEPs) in the country. The LVEP provides an important opportunity for us to work across the city region to promote the visitor economy sector and tourism offer. Find out more about LVEPS.
Liverpool City Region LVEP Board
The LVEP Board will be set up within the Combined Authority and the overarching remit is to be the City Region’s expert and leadership group on the role of the visitor economy on the performance of the LCR economy; to influence policy, stimulate economic growth, productivity and competitiveness whilst supporting the LCR in its ambitions for inclusive growth and sustainability.
We are now seeking a Chair and board members to provide the voice of business in the Visitor Economy sector.
LVEP Board Members should bring a knowledge of the sector and a specific expertise in one of the following sub sectors. The starting core membership will consist of:
- Private Sector Business Events
- Private Sector Sport (not currently in recruitment)
- Private Sector Retail
- Private Sector Attraction
- Private Sector Accommodation
- Private Sector Culinary Arts
- Private Sector Night time economy
There may be the requirement to recruit additional board members in due course.
The LVEP Board will typically be composed of 14 members broadly representing the LCR visitor economy sector but with the flexibility to co-opt members to plug gaps in areas of expertise, local geography or to ensure greater diversity.
A series of operational groups will feed into the overarching LVEP board of which various sub sectors and specialisms will be represented.
In all cases, the Combined Authority will endeavour to ensure that the new boards reflect the communities that the Combined Authority represents across the City Region, including a commitment to achieve gender balance, with 50% of seats across all boards taken by women.
The Board Chair will hold position on the Business and Enterprise Board and this will be the formal link into the governance structures of LCRCA, and will generally be appointed for a 3-year term (although initially appointments will be made for 2,3 and 4 year terms to ensure staggered future Board renewal).
How to apply
Applications should take the form of a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining why you are the ideal candidate to be LVEP Board Chair and a brief explanation of your vision for the city region:
Applicants are requested to submit the letter to Katherine Fairclough – email@example.com with the subject line LVEP CHAIR APPLICATION
Please read the person specification before submitting your letter.
Closing date 29 September 2023
Applications should take the form of a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining why you are an ideal candidate to be an LVEP Board member, the sub sector you are representing and a brief explanation of your vision for the city region.
Applicants are requested to submit the letter to Kirsty Mclean: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line LVEP Board Member Application
Please read the person specification and board terms of reference before submitting your letter.
Closing date 20 October 2023
Applications will be reviewed by the Visitor Economy Board Chair and the Chief Executive of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, and those that meet the competencies and have the required skills, knowledge and experience will be invited to a stakeholder panel with the Visitor Economy Board.
The purpose of the panel is to verify the information provided in the individual’s submission, explore motivations for the role and what the individual can offer as Chair of the LVEP board. The panel members will at all times be aware of the need to follow best practice in terms of equal access, openness and equality and diversity, and any potential conflicts of interest.
The LVEP will typically be composed of members broadly representing the Liverpool City Region geography but with the flexibility to co-opt members to plug gaps in areas of expertise, local geography or to ensure greater diversity. In all cases, the Combined Authority will endeavour to ensure that the new boards reflect communities across the city region and would particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds, are women or who have a disability.
- Chair application deadline – 29 September 2023
- Chair selection process – w/c 2 October 2023
- Chair selection panel – 27 October 2023
- Board member application deadline – 20 October 2023
- Board member appointment process – w/c 30 October 2023
If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role, this can be arranged by contacting Jan Nuzum at email@example.com