This is an exciting time for ambitious people to join our Regeneration - Growth Delivery and Prosperity Team here in St Helens, to drive forward our borough-wide Place Making and Growth plans. Our vision for Working together for a better borough, with people at the heart of everything we do by improving people’s lives together and creating distinct, attractive, healthy, safe, inclusive, and accessible places in which to live, work, visit and invest.
We have already secured significant initiatives to enhance our Borough across all sectors and this is a real opportunity to make a real difference. There is town centre regeneration, in St Helens Town Centre we have secured Town Deal Funding for a series of transformational projects together with a wider masterplan framework in development including new retail, market, office, hotel, new homes, bus station and extensive public realm infrastructure. We have a boroughwide partnership with the English Cities Fund with significant development proposed in both St Helens town centre and the historic marketplace in Earlestown town centre.
Glass Futures is globally significant with a £54 million glass production, research and innovation facility, that will be built on a brownfield site next to the Totally Wicked Stadium. Most recently showcased at COP 26, the new Centre of Excellence will be used to deliver industry and government backed research and development projects aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of glass production. It will also provide a platform for industry to test and trial their own commercial ideas and short production runs, both collaboratively and individually.
The delivery of significant employment schemes in the borough, including Parkside which is a joint venture between the Council and developer Langtree, for a 230-acre industrial estate and a £38m link road connecting the scheme to the M6. Parkside is also the largest Freeport site within the Liverpool City Region, providing a fantastic opportunity for you to work with the combined authority and national government to shape the future scheme.
Omega West is a private sector led scheme for over 1m sq feet of distribution space in Bold, which is on the boundary of St Helens and Warrington. Home Bargains will make one of the units their home, creating over 1000 full time jobs when at full capacity.
Become part of our exhilarating journey and help build our legacy. Now more than ever, we need to drive innovative change across our services, enabling the Council to take the next step in delivering its ambitious agenda and adapting collectively to a changing world - From Industry to Ingenuity. Perfectly positioned we are ideally placed to play a big part in our regional debate too at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, with easy access to Liverpool, Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester and excellent Motorway and transport links being just 2 minutes away from the M6 and M62.
We have the following opportunities for talented individuals: -
Project Officer x 2 posts for:
Omega/Bold Forest Park
These roles will provide direct project support to the programme leads and individual project leads, to ensure all associated work is consistent with the Council’s vision and priorities. Leading on the development and implementation of projects within the Localities Plan, specifically, plans, projects, policies, systems, processes and programmes which support the achievement of departmental and organisational aims and objectives. The roles also co-ordinate the work of the Locality Steering Group, developing and overseeing the project plan and reporting on key milestones.
In line with our new ways of working, this role is hybrid and will involve working from home with occasional working in our agile hub at Atlas House in St Helens Town Centre.
Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
We welcome applications from the BAME community.
Please see the attached person specification for full details.
For an informal chat please contact: David Saville, Programme Lead on 01744 676148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 12th September 2022
Interview date week commencing: 19th September 2022