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  • Exciting things are happening in Leeds City Region. Be part of them.

    Thank you for your interest in working for us. 

    Below, you will find more information about West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and the positions currently available in our Delivery and Economic and Transport Policy teams. 

    Our organisation

    Map of Leeds City RegionWe want Leeds City Region to be recognised globally as a strong, successful economy where everyone can build great businesses, careers and lives. 

    Our organisation is the driving force behind local partners’ collective efforts to make the Leeds City Region known globally as a place where everyone can combine economic success with an outstanding quality of life. 

    Working alongside the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP), we drive forward projects, programmes and services that have had a big impact on the Leeds City Region economy and the lives of the people that live and work here. 

    Kirkstall Forge Staion - opened June 2016Our Policy, Strategy and Communications teams 

    Our Policy, Strategy and Communications teams develop the policies and strategies that enable us to determine our priorities for the organisation – and secure the investment to deliver them. Within this, our single Transport and Economic Policy Team, works across a range of diverse and interrelated disciplines. 

    We now looking to appoint the following four Policy Managers (Grade M, £44,483 - £51,507 per annum) to lead their areas within our Transport and Economic Policy team.

    These are:

    Head of Labour Market Policy
    Leading the development of the policies that will develop the City Region’s workforce of the future.

    Head of Regeneration and Place-Making
    Leading thinking on how best to deliver spatial priority areas, including identification of opportunities for investment.
      
    Head of Strategic Networks
    Leading the City Region agenda on strategic roads and driving forward our ambitions for cycling and walking and the roll out of high-speed broadband

    Head of Future Mobility
    Developing our policy for mobility as a service and how technology can drive an improved customer experience.

    OptalysysIn addition, we are also recruiting to the following posts: 

    Policy Officers (Grade K, £33,871 - £39,319 per annum)
    Leading the development of economic and transport policies, plans and initiatives including developing policy proposals, appraising strategy options and shaping future programmes and projects

    Rail Policy Officers (Grade L, £38,443 - £44,512 per annum)
    Working on an exciting programme of rail services and infrastructure, including new stations, and supporting national projects such as High Speed Two, Northern Powerhouse Rail and East Coast Mainline.

    Policy Coordinators (Grade J, £29,661 - £34,344 per annum)
    Working with Heads of Service and Policy Officers, you will contribute to the development of policy, strategy and programmes through the assessment of challenges and opportunities and providing technical advice and support.

    Policy Assistants (Grade H, £23,221 - £26,887 per annum)
    Providing project and technical support through the collection and analysis of data and evidence and using that information this to assess the costs and benefits of interventions.


     Production lineOur Delivery teams 
     
    Our Delivery teams ensure that the major projects and schemes we invest in have the biggest possible impact on the City Region economy and represent value for money. Last year, we agreed a new assurance framework with government that sets out an improved approach to delivering projects in a robust and transparent way.

    Within Delivery, we have three service areas that are each responsible for certain elements of project and programme delivery:

    Our Portfolio Management Office (PMO) oversees a £1bn-plus portfolio of programmes and projects and has responsibility for ensuring that only schemes which meet the organisation’s strategic aims are developed and delivered, within the agreed time, cost and quality framework. 
    Bradford Dental College - opened June 2017
    We are appointing: 

    Portfolio Manager - Controls (Grade K, £33,871 - £39,319 per annum)
    Developing and implementing the necessary processes and procedures to support the delivery of WYCA’s portfolio.
     
    Portfolio Manager - Process (Grade K, £33,871 - £39, 319 per annum)
    Developing, updating and embedding the assurance templates that projects are required to meet as they proceed through WYCA’s assurance process.

    Portfolio Manager - Transport (18.5 hours, Grade K, £33,871 - £39,319 per annum)

    Developing and maintaining monitoring systems and reporting on the progress of, principally, transport projects

    Temple Green Park and Ride - opened June 2017

    Our Feasibility and Assurance Team is responsible for ensuring we have a rigorous process for assessing whether new projects and programmes are deliverable. The team is also responsible for providing independent assurance across the lifecycle of projects. 

    We are appointing: 

    Cost Review Manager (Grade K, £33,871 - £39,219 per annum)
    Responsible for all aspects of the cost review of WYCA’s portfolio of projects to ensure they are delivered efficiently, within scope and on budget through the application of established project management methodologies.

    Our Implementation Team is responsible for delivering, or supporting the delivery of, project and programmes. 

    We are appointing: 

    Transport (Projects) Lead (Grade N, £51,626 - £59,778 per annum)
    Strategic lead for the delivery of multi-million pound infrastructure that includes new rail stations, new and refurbished bus stations, transport hubs, electric vehicle charging points, rail station car parking and park and ride 

    Senior Project Manager - Rail (Grade L, £38,443 - £44,512 per annum)
    Leading a small team in the direct delivery of four new rail stations within West Yorkshire, as well as rail-related infrastructure funded through the £1bn+ West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund

    Senior Project Manager - Transport and Projects (Grade L, £38,443 - £44,512 per annum)
    Leading a small team in the direct delivery of major transport infrastructure that includes new rail stations, new and refurbished bus stations, transport hubs, electric vehicle charging points, rail station car parking and park and ride facilities.

    Project Officer – Transport Projects (Grade I, £26,402 - £30,571 per annum)
    Supporting the work of the team in the delivery of complex infrastructure projects.

    Project Assistant x3 – Transport Projects (Grade H, £23,221 - £26,887 per annum)
    Supporting the work of the team in the delivery of infrastructure projects.

    Programme Manager - Economy (Grade L, £38,443 - £44,512 per annum)
    Overseeing partner delivery across a range of projects including major housebuilding, local regeneration initiatives, enterprise zones, and loans to business for capital investment to maximise economic growth.

    Programme Manager - Skills Capital and Innovation (Grade L, £38,443 - £44,512 per annum)
    Overseeing partner delivery across a range of capital building projects in the Further and Higher Education sector to provide world class learning facilities.

    Programme Manager - Transport Partnerships (Grade L, £38,443 - £44,512 per annum)
    Overseeing partner delivery for major infrastructure including the £1bn+ West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund, £173.5m package of transport improvements for Leeds and aspirational Cycle City Ambition Grant.

    The closing date for all vacancies is Monday 21 August 2017.

    West Yorkshire Combined Authority will consider the payment of reasonable relocation expenses, up to a maximum of £8K.


    Working for us 

    Working for us, you will have a unique opportunity to drive forward the programme of schemes and investments that are already having a real impact on our region’s economy and the lives of those who live and work here. 
     
     
    You will be based at our head office in Leeds city centre. We offer a varied benefits package, including a rail and bus pass for travel across West Yorkshire and health and wellbeing initiatives.