Director of Corporate Resources and Finance

Berkshire LEP
Hybrid working with an office base in Reading.

Berkshire LEP is a strategic collaboration between business, local government and academia focused on accelerating sustainable and economic growth, job creation and raising workforce skills within Berkshire. Working with our partners, we provide leadership for a connected, collaborative, skilled Berkshire economy in order deliver growth in our area and the UK.


The Director of Corporate Resources and Finance will oversee a newly formed directorate to lead and manage the corporate services of the LEP including corporate governance, finance, communications, contract and project management and business operations overseeing outsourced services including Accountancy and Audit, Legal and  IT .

The Director of Corporate Resources and Finance leads work activities that will significantly contribute to the operation of the Berkshire LEP as outlined above.  The role will also be responsible for the completion of statutory documents such as the annual report, annual accounts and other reports and returns  required by strategic partners, government and/or corporate law. The postholder will be responsible for strategic business planning, including the development of the Annual Business and Financial Plans and financial forecasts and will be responsible for the company Risk Register. A key requirement will be the oversight of   the Berkshire Funding Escalator, a financial instrument to provide an evergreen loan fund to SMEs.

Other information for candidates

The Berkshire Impact Report 2022

The Berkshire LEP website      

The Berkshire Prospectus                  Berkshire Prospectus 2023

The Berkshire Skills Report                Berkshire Skills Report 2022

Berkshire Business Growth Hub

Berkshire Opportunities            


You can download the role profile and view additional information via the links below.

DOWNLOAD     WELCOME LETTER     ORGANISATION STRUCTURE     Vision, Mission & Values     Employee Handbook    

Closing date – Friday 9th June 2023

Longlist meeting – 15th June 2023

Technical interviews – 26th June 2023

Shortlist meeting – 5th July 2023

1:1s with CEX – w/c 10th July 2023

Final interviews – 17th July 2023