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Steve Rotheram offers support for third runway at Heathrow

15/06/2017

Metro Mayor for the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram has today offered support for the proposed third runway at Heathrow to enable Merseyside and Halton to become globally connected.

Speaking to key stakeholders and business leaders at Peel Land and Property Marketing Suite, the Labour politician made clear that his administration is fully behind plans for the Heathrow expansion as long as there is a guarantee for a direct link from Liverpool to Heathrow, which was outlined in the Government’s Airports National Policy Statement.

The Metro Mayor, who says an aviation link from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Heathrow will deliver "better economic growth" and "ease congestion", believes the airport expansion will be a growth engine for the whole of the UK and the Liverpool City Region could stand to benefit.

The Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, has stated that the Government expects Heathrow to add 6 more domestic routes across the UK by 2030 including a link with Liverpool, bringing the total to 14, strengthening existing links to nations and regions, and also developing new connections.

In his speech this morning, Steve Rotheram told guests:

“Congestion and limited capacity at Heathrow is not only stifling the economic growth of London and the South East, it is impacting on every region and City Region. Capacity constraints and limited slot availability have made it increasingly difficult for regional airports to secure services to Heathrow and achieve global connectivity.

“The value of a direct link to Heathrow is not about reducing journey times to London, it is about making our City Region globally connected. It is about a massive potential boost to what is already one of the UK’s top 5 visitor destinations. It is a necessity for our City Region and it is underpinned by solid business logic.

“Clearly, our most important task is to secure the additional capacity and space we need for domestic routes. It is for that reason that the Liverpool City Region has given its support to Heathrow Airport, and recognises it as the best option for the UK.

“It’s an opportunity that we must grasp for the entire nation, and above all for our own City Region.”

Speaking about his support for a third runway, he added:

“The Liverpool City Region needs and deserves access to global connectivity to better meet our individual needs. I am supporting this initiative on the basis that Liverpool gets a direct link into what will be the UK’s first hub airport. A slot for Liverpool would provide our area with the opportunity of stimulating economic growth through a boost in visitor numbers as well as ease congestion on our railways and roads.

“Given that there are capacity constraints in London and the South East, a direct link into Heathrow will also give the City Region the chance to establish itself on the world stage. As long as the relevant stakeholders deliver on their commitments, my administration is fully behind the plans.”

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Major Projects Lawyer

Date Posted: 05 December 2018
Closing Date: Thursday 3 January 2019 @ 4pm
Hours Per Week: 35 hours
Salary: £62,503 - £70,340
Location: Merseyside
Employment Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Legal, Democratic Services and Procurement

Major Projects Lawyer

SCP51-55 (£62,503 - £70,340)

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority was created in 2014 and became a Mayoral Combined Authority in 2017.  This introduced a new layer of governance into the City Region and is part of increased regional devolution by the Government.  Significant sums of money have been granted to the Combined Authority to support regeneration and projects that transform the City Region.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Major Projects Lawyer to work for both the Combined Authority and Merseytravel.  The postholder will be required to undertake a wide and varied caseload and provide legal support to both the Combined Authority and Merseytravel.  The Combined Authority is co-located with Merseytravel and its corporate services (including legal services) are shared with both legal entities.  This is a new additional post to the team to recognise the new arrangements.

The postholder will be responsible for protecting the interests of the Combined Authority and Merseytravel by advising upon, drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements.  The postholder will support both innovative and major redevelopment projects.  These projects will make significant contribution to regeneration within the Liverpool City Region.  This will require bespoke legal drafting and the development of novel legal solutions to secure client and regional objectives.  The successful candidate will be required to advise upon complex legal structures to secure project delivery and in some instances a financial return to the Combined Authority/ Merseytravel.  Further the postholder will have the opportunity to provide advice to a range of public and public owned company entities.

You will be a qualified solicitor or barrister with at least five years post qualification experience.  You will have worked at a senior level within your current and/or former roles.

Experience of structuring financial deals and commercial legal experience is essential for this role.  Experience of developing company structures is desirable.

You must be enthusiastic, motivated and determined to deliver results and be able to work as part of a busy team.  As the Major Projects Lawyer you will be able to draw support from a team of lawyers but will not have management responsibility for the team.

 

How to apply:

 

You can find out more and apply at  http://liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/vacancies

 

Completed application forms can be sent to: recruitment@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk

 

Closing date:  Thursday 3 January 2019 @ 4pm

 

This information can be provided in alternative formats on request

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Commercial and Projects Lawyer

Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Closing Date: 3 January 2019 @ 4.00 pm
Hours Per Week: 35 hours
Salary: £35,255 - £38,553
Location: Merseyside
Employment Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Legal, Democratic Services and Procurement

 

 

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority was created in 2014 and became a Mayoral Combined Authority in 2017.  This introduced a new layer of governance into the City Region and is part of increased regional devolution by the Government.  Significant sums of money have been granted to the Combined Authority to support regeneration and projects that transform the City Region.

 

The postholders below will be required to provide legal support to both the Combined Authority and Merseytravel.  The Combined Authority is co-located with Merseytravel and its corporate services (including legal services) are shared with both legal entities.  Both posts are new additional posts to the team to recognise the new arrangements.

 

Commercial and Projects Lawyer

SCP33-36 (£35,255 - £38,553)

 

The Commercial and Projects Lawyer will be responsible for protecting the interests of the Combined Authority and Merseytravel by advising upon, drafting and negotiating legal agreements.  The postholder will work for the Principal Commercial and Projects Lawyer and will support the Major Projects Lawyer.

 

The postholder will have their own caseload and will also be responsible for advising upon, drafting and negotiating legal agreements.

 

In addition the postholder will provide general legal support to senior officers within the team, and will support officers who will be preparing complex legal documentation/structures.

 

You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or CILEX with ideally one year’s post qualification commercial experience.

 

You must be enthusiastic, motivated and determined to deliver results and be able to work as part of a busy team. 

 

 

You can find out more and apply by visiting our website at

http://liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/vacancies

 

 

Completed application forms can be sent to:   recruitment@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk

 

Closing date:  Thursday 3 January 2019 @ 4.00pm

 

 

This information can be provided in alternative formats on request

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Senior Accountant

Date Posted: 14 December 2018
Closing Date: 17 January 2019
Hours Per Week: 35 hours
Salary: £35,258 - £38,553
Location: Merseyside
Employment Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority was created in 2014 and became a Mayoral Combined Authority in 2017.  Significant sums of money have been granted to the Combined Authority to support regeneration and projects that transform the City Region.

 

We are looking to recruit a Senior Accountant to provide comprehensive management accounting support to the Combined Authority’s key services

 

You will be a CCAB (or CIMA) Qualified Accountant (or actively working towards completing qualifications), with evidence and commitment to continuous personal and professional development.

 

Experience of local authority accounting is desirable.

 

You must be enthusiastic, motivated, determined to deliver results and be able to work as part of a busy team. 

 

How to apply:

 

You can find out more and apply at  http://liverpoolcityregionca-gov.uk/vacancies

 

 

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Fund Accountant

Date Posted: 14 December 2018
Closing Date: 17 January 2019
Hours Per Week: 35 hours
Salary: £44,666 - £47,385
Location: Merseyside

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority was created in 2014 and became a Mayoral Combined Authority in 2017.  Significant sums of money have been granted to the Combined Authority to support regeneration and projects that transform the City Region.

 

We are looking to recruit an experienced Accountant to provide accounting support in respect of the Strategic Investment Fund, specifically in respect of the non-grant funded activities.  The postholder will be required to work closely with existing colleagues in Finance dealing with the grant funded aspects of the Strategic Investment Fund as well as colleagues in the Project Management Office and the Investment Team to ensure comprehensive accounting and reporting on all aspects of the fund managed.

 

You will be a CCAB (or CIMA) Qualified Accountant with evidence and commitment to continuous personal and professional development.

 

Experience of local authority finances and fund accounting is desirable.

 

You must be enthusiastic, motivated, determined to deliver results and be able to work as part of a busy team.

 

How to apply:

 

You can find out more and apply at  http://liverpoolcityregionca-gov.uk/vacancies

 

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