New Chair Sought to Lead

A new chair is being sought to lead the King’s Lynn Town Deal Board and play a pivotal role in overseeing the delivery of multi-million pound transformational investment in the town.

The opportunity for an individual to lead the board comes at an exciting time for King’s Lynn, with an additional £20M announced for the town in the Spring budget.

This funding is further to the £25M Town Deal funding announced in 2020, which is now being delivered across a range of aspirational projects, overseen by the board.

King’s Lynn Town Deal Board brings together a diverse range of individuals representing the community, businesses, and statutory agencies such as local authorities. Membership includes representatives from all tiers of local authority, Members of Parliament, local businesses, Chamber of Commerce, Business Improvement District, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and the College of West Anglia.

Interim Chair Vicky Etheridge commented:

“This is a great time to be joining the board. Not only are we seeing the impact of the Town Deal projects which are gathering pace in their delivery, we also now have the fantastic opportunity to play a crucial role in creating a long term plan for King’s Lynn and accessing £20M in further funding.

“Whoever is appointed chair will be able to use their skills and expertise from their role in the community or private sector, to guide and lead the board through the next exciting stage, and help to shape the future for King’s Lynn.

“We are looking for someone who is forward thinking, open-minded, collegiate, constructive and has an entrepreneurial spirit.

“Whilst the role is voluntary, the rewards are enormous, as I know myself from my experience on the board. If you are our next chair, then you will be able to make a significant difference for our town, benefitting people today, and long into the future.

“I would encourage anyone who is interested in becoming the chair to please do apply. You will get to be part of a strong team, and you will be fully supported by officers.

“I look forward to meeting and working with our new chair soon.”

The requirements of the role include 12 meetings each year, plus meeting preparation and other work. Officer support is available to help the chair deliver the role, and champions on the board lead on specific projects.

The closing date for applications is Friday 3 May with interviews taking place on Friday 17 May.

For an informal discussion call Jemma on 07920232999.