Opportunity to Join the Liverpool City Region’s Strategic Investment Fund Panel

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The role

We are looking for Strategic Investment Fund External Panel Members to help the Liverpool City Region (LCR) Combined Authority (CA) to invest in economic growth through our devolved funding.

  • The panel plays an important role in the CA’s assurance process, designed to provide a robust and efficient journey to investment.
  • The panel will provide advice on strategy, planning, proposed investments, and overall SIF performance.
  • The panel’s recommendations will critically inform LCRCA leaders’ decision making

We are committed to representing the diversity of the communities we serve and particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, LGBTQ+ people, people with a disability, people who have experienced socio-economic disadvantage, and women and minoritised genders.

How it works

The Liverpool City Region (“LCR”) Combined Authority (“CA”) is committed to the development of a fairer, stronger, cleaner, connected, vibrant City Region where no-one is left behind.

The Strategic Investment Fund (“SIF”) was established by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to manage our devolved funding.  The SIF’s primary purpose is to invest in economic growth which supports our ambitions, as set out in the 2023 Investment Strategy and 2022 Plan for Prosperity. Since government funding tends to be allocated to distinct programmes with different themes and at different times, SIF acts as a platform to assemble, invest and manage these distinct programmes.

The Combined Authority formalises joint working and decision-making between our six local authorities to improve economic prosperity. It provides the structure through which we can unlock devolved powers and resources from national government and have greater freedoms and flexibilities at a local level to improve outcomes for our residents. Devolution is most successful when we work together across our six local authorities.

As part of our assurance process the SIF External Investment Panel exists to support the CA in ensuring the right type of funding is invested to deliver high impact projects aligned to our objectives.

Membership of the SIF External Investment Panel broadly represents the LCRCA’s investment priorities as set out in the 2023 Investment Strategy. This includes representation from the LCRCA’s priority clusters, expertise from the key pillars of the LCR’s economy, in depth knowledge of social value, net zero, and equality diversity and inclusion.

What we're looking for

We are currently seeking new members to form part of our existing external panel. We are particularly looking for people with significant professional experience in:

  • LCRCA’s designated growth clusters
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Digital & Creative
    • Health & Life Sciences
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Net zero and sustainability in an economic development context
  • Private sector capital project development and management
  • Place-making, including commercial real estate
  • Employment and skills

Application process

Download the Strategic Investment Fund External Panel Application Form 

Download the Strategic Investment Fund External Panel Job Description and Personal Specification

Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 22nd March 2024

Shortlisting and interviews: 25th March – 19th April 2024

New members to join Investment Panel: April/May 2024

Email completed applications to Kitty Ward, LCRCA by 5pm Friday 22nd March 2024 [email protected]

The Combined Authority will endeavour to ensure that the External Investment Panel reflects the diversity of communities across the City Region, to help make better informed decisions about investments that affect all LCR residents. This includes a commitment to achieve gender balance (50% of seats on Panel members will be women).

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