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Programme Lead – Investment Zone

  • Employer: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
  • Reference: I&D/24/275366
  • Published: Thu 28/03/2024, 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 18/04/2024, 16:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £56,070 - £66,558
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Launching in April 2024, the LCR Investment Zone is a new policy intervention designed to accelerate the growth of the life science sector, creating more than 4,000 new jobs by 2030.

Backed by £160 million in government funding over ten years, the Investment Zone will support a range of initiatives from developing sites and infrastructure to support for business and innovation, skills and inward investment. This will help to leverage over £320m of private sector investment, catapulting the growth of many small and medium sized businesses, supporting world-leading innovation and creating skilled job opportunities for the region’s residents.

The health and life sciences sector already contributes an estimated £290m to the Liverpool City Region’s economy every year and Mayor Rotheram, has an ambitious target to invest 5% of its GVA to research and development – almost double the national target.

We are seeking a new Programme Lead to drive forward the strategy and delivery of LCRs Investment Zone programme. This is a crucial role in ensuring that the Investment Zone successfully enhances Liverpool City Region’s position as a national and global leader in life sciences. The successful candidate will lead an ambitious range of interventions, working closely with key public and private stakeholders to deliver impact for LCR businesses and residents. 

 

ABOUT THE PERSON

We are looking for an entrepreneurial, driven leader ready for a new challenge and passionate about Liverpool City Region. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to deliver on a substantial programme of interventions within the region, demonstrating the value of investing in LCR to government, the private sector and SMEs. With the Investment Zone launching in April 2024, this is a great opportunity to shape and direct the path of an exciting new area of opportunity for the region.

The successful candidate will be a leader with experience of economic development, able to demonstrate their ability to inspire and motivate others. They will be able to demonstrate experience of working with a broad range of stakeholders, including the private sector, and understand how and when public and private sectors can best work in partnership.

We are looking for someone who take a responsive and creative approach to problem solving, encouraging ideas from across teams and working around constraints and challenges to translate ideas into practice. The successful candidate will have highly developed written and oral communication skills, able to present complex ideas in a clear and comprehensible way.

 

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

Our vision is to create a fairer, stronger and cleaner city region. Somewhere we can all be proud of, where no one is left behind. To make our vision a reality we’re looking for people, who reflect the diversity of our communities, feel connected to our vision, and who role model our three behaviours. 

We work together to make investments in areas that have a real impact on our communities, such as transport, employment, culture, digital and housing.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone benefits from the decisions we make. We want to create an environment which allows our economy to thrive for the good of everyone who lives and works in Liverpool City Region

 

BENEFITS

  • Local Government Pension Scheme contributions between 5.5% and 12.5%
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 29 days rising to 34 days after 5 years service, as well as bank holidays and the option to buy 10 additional days
  • Free travel around Liverpool City Region with an All-Zone Metro card worth £1,450 per year plus All Zones Off Peak Trio ticket for your spouse or partner
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family and Free counselling service
  • Corporate discounts at council-owned gyms
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Coaching, mentoring, apprenticeships, and professional qualifications including paid membership fees and even a £1k interest free learning loan for any non-job-related learning

 

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for all candidates who met the essential criteria in the job description and who have declared that they: have a disability, are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, are a member of a reservist or have close family links to a member of the Armed Forces as we are under-represented by people from these communities.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

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  • Role Description
  • Employer: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
  • Reference: I&D/24/275366
  • Published: Thu 28/03/2024, 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 18/04/2024, 16:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £56,070 - £66,558
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside

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