Open and Transparent
We are committed to being open and transparent in the way we work, the way we structure our accountability and in how we make decisions to ensure that anyone can easily understand what we do.
Programme Consideration Meeting Terms of Reference
Please see the latest AGM event under “Meeting and Minutes” for the Annual Report.
The SELEP Assurance Framework is the governance required by Government that details how we will manage the funding we have been given. The purpose of the Assurance Framework is to set out the systems and processes in place that are necessary to manage the delegated funding from Central Government Budgets effectively.
All Accountability Board decisions may be called-in by members of any Partner Authority in the same way they call-in decisions of their own executive arrangements; please see the Assurance Framework section “Scrutiny Arrangements” for more details.
We recognise and value diversity across SELEP. SELEP is totally committed to increasing diversity of its Board and other decision making panels. SELEP and its federated boards will work tirelessly towards increasing representation on the Strategic Board and at sub Board level. The actions SELEP will take, include:
The recruitment of Strategic Board members must be conducted in line with our Strategic and Federated Boards’ Recruitment Policy. This can be found on Our Policies page.
Senior level scrutiny
There will be full accountability at Board level for the diversity targets set, with regular reporting against them and the actions being taken a standing agenda item for the Strategic Board.
Widening representation and building a talent pipeline
SELEP will harness the power of existing networks and reach out to create new networks – to identify the next generation of Board members. These networks will focus on sharing good practice, understanding barriers and identifying solutions to these and championing the business benefit of diverse Board members. We will work through our growth hubs, working groups and extended partnership to widen the pool of businesses interested in and enthused about how they can bring their skills to the LEP agenda.
We have a number of policies (including the Terms of Reference for SELEP and all boards/working groups) that support the work of the South East LEP and its boards to ensure fairness and transparency. View all of our policies here
Delegated Responsibilities of the CEO
The CEO has delegated responsibility to approve up to £1m of expenditure/income within the Accountability Board approved budget. Any grants awarded as part of the Sector Support Fund (SSF) require Board endorsement in advance.
Register of Interests
We maintain a Register of Interests for all members of Strategic, Accountability and Federated Boards. This includes all company directorships, trusteeships, elected offices, remunerated posts and other relevant interests. These can be found on the relevant Board’s page: Strategic Board Accountability Board Federated Boards Our policy around conflicts of interest can be found within the SELEP Terms of Reference.
Meetings of the Strategic Board
Meetings of the Board are open to the press and public as observers, with the exception of any items that should be treated confidentially for commercial or other reasons. Filming or recording of proceedings should be agreed in advance with the SELEP team. The number of observers may be limited at the discretion of the Chair. Details of current, upcoming or previous meetings can be found here.
Public Questions to the Accountability Board
View our policy for public questions to the Accountability Board.
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