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Wanted ! – Researchers for Silicon South

Position: 2 full-time freelance contracts available for 3 months each

Day rate: £100 plus travel expenses

Location: Dorset

Silicon South is working on behalf of the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership to develop a strategy for boosting the digital creative economy in Dorset. Silicon South has committed to undertake a series of research and feasibility studies which together will inform a full-scale investment strategy setting out how this growth can be achieved.

Silicon South is looking for two freelance full-time researchers to assist in the development of the strategy by undertaking research and analysis on a range of projects related to the creative and digital sector. Working to the Director of Silicon South, you will undertake a combination of primary and secondary data analysis and research on a variety of topics relevant to Silicon South’s strategy.

Informal enquires about the post are welcomed. Please contact Anthony Story on 07702 103872.

Please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to: paul.webster@siliconsouth.org.uk

Closing date: Noon, 8 December 2014.

Click here for more information including application details.

Launch of the Dorset LEP

The Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) officially launches today.  The LEP was set up by the Government to invest in different industry sectors across the county to boost business, create new and more highly-skilled jobs and to ensure the county’s infrastructure is in a strong position to promote growth. It will be driven by the private sector with local authority support.

BU has an important role in the development of the Dorset LEP and BU staff members David Willey and Bruce Grant-Braham are members of the Board.

For further information view the Dorset LEP website. You can read more about the role of the LEPs on the LEP Network website.

You can also watch an excellent video about Dorset businesses, such as Animal, Dorset Cereals and Lush, on the Dorset LEP homepage. The video was produced by BU’s RedBalloon production company.