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Liverpool City Region
No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool - (Flexible and hybrid working)
Salary: £85,776 - £96,304
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

Job Details


Salary: £85,776 - £96,304

Do you have the passion to inspire and lead the strategic planning function for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority?

The Job:

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority prides itself on being at the forefront of local and national policy development, supporting the creation of a world class, sustainable city region.

We are looking for a driven individual to provide leadership in the development and implementation of our Spatial Development Strategy, continuing the great progress we have already made.  A fundamental part of our Devolution Agreement, we are leading the way as a Mayoral Combined Authority on strategic planning – this is therefore a unique opportunity and a chance to support our ambition to deliver prosperity through a fairer, stronger, cleaner Liverpool City Region.

You will be our principal advisor on all planning matters and have the opportunity to be involved in major local initiatives, providing technical and strategic planning advice and guidance on key infrastructure developments including our groundbreaking Life Sciences Investment Zone. Leading a fantastic team, our new Head of Planning will be able to develop what is already a high performing service, working extensively with our partners to create a Spatial Development Strategy for the future.

The Person:

If you are a passionate, imaginative, and ambitious Planner who can inspire and lead others, you could be what we are looking for. We want someone with the experience and professional judgement to help make our vision a reality, creating an environment which allows our economy to thrive for the good of everyone who lives and works in the Liverpool City Region. You will know how the public sector and local democracy works and welcome the strength that collective ownership of the planning agenda brings to the city region.

For an informal conversation regarding this role please contact

The 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, Diversion & Inclusion:

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for all candidates who meet 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 to share this commitment.


Please apply online via the apply button, you will be asked to send your CV and submit a personal statement (max 2 pages) addressing the essential criteria within the person specification.

Please note, CV applications will only be accepted alongside a completed personal and monitoring information online application form.

Closing date: 24th April at 16.00.




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