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Spatial Planning Officer (GIS)

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
£36,953 - £40,384
Closing date
21 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
GIS/Mapping, Planning
Officer, Planner
Local Authority
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Spatial Planning Officer, Merseyside 

Fixed-Term Contract (two years contract)

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is growing a team of professional, engaged individuals to deliver our vision for an inclusive, globally competitive city region at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse.  This is an exciting time for us, having successfully negotiated and secured a Devolution Agreement with Government and elected the City Region’s first ever Metro Mayor.

The Spatial Planning team are responsible for the development of the first City Region Spatial Development Strategy which will be instrumental in shaping the development of the City Region.

As the successful candidate you will work to support the Head of Spatial Planning supporting the Combined Authority’s (CA) activity with regard spatial planning including the development of the Liverpool City Region Spatial Development Strategy.  This role will specialise in providing the GIS support to the SDS.  You will undertake planning policy research, policy development and management of any such policy development and research.

Candidates will need a strong understanding of the context and environment that the Combined Authority operates and will be able to demonstrate experience of spatial planning policy development.

Please note interviews will be face to face as there will be a GIS test as part of the interview.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. To this end, we particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds as we are under-represented by people from these communities.


What is a Metro Mayor?

Metro Mayors are directly elected by the people in their area and chair their Combined Authority. The Metro Mayor exercises the powers and functions devolved from government, set out in the local area’s devolution deal.

Steve Rotheram was elected as the first Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region on 5 May 2017 with 59% of the vote to lead the Combined Authority in its work to drive prosperity, encourage innovation and expand opportunities for people and communities in every part of our city region.

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