A new organisation for Brighton and Hove businesses is looking for a chairman and seven other directors.
But they will be expected to work for no pay although they may claim expenses.
The Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership will take over some of the work of SEEDA (the South East England Development Agency) which is being abolished.
This will include managing the regional growth fund – a pot of investment money provided by the government to support sustainable economic growth and employment.
But Coast to Capital will cover a different area from SEEDA.
The area will stretch from Brighton and Hove to Croydon via the Sussex and Surrey districts covered by the Gatwick Diamond business association.
The board of Coast to Capital will work closely with the Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership, which is currently funded by SEEDA.
The deadline for applications is Monday 21 February at noon.