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Policy Officer Post Ref. PSC/E9

Grade K SP1-4 £33,871 - £39,219 per annum. Closing date 21st August 2017. Interviews will be held w/c 11th and 18th September 2017. Based in Leeds City Centre

 West Yorkshire Combined Authority 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. Our main goal is ‘inclusive growth’ – ensuring all our people and places are able to contribute to, and benefit from, economic prosperity.

Underpinning this ambition, 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.

At WYCA we have a single Transport & Economic Policy Team, working across these diverse and interrelated disciplines – to support each discipline, we are looking to bring in new, fresh talented individuals. You may have developed your career in transport and economic policy, working in local or national government, or perhaps in one of the support organisations such as consultancy, academia or think tanks.

The Team covers the breadth of the Transport & Economic Policy matters facing our region including:

Leading thinking on how to grow the economy and boost productivity in a sustainable, inclusive way.

Developing the strategic road, bus, rail and future connectivity proposition to improve the experience for customers.

Our approach to strategic housing and employment sites, such as enterprise zones and place-making.

The strategy to support HS2 coming to Leeds.

The devolution opportunity for our city region.

Developing the strategy for embrace future digital technologies.

Shaping the region’s approach to public and private sector reform.

Identifying and leading thinking on the future of ESIF and its replacement or what LCR needs to do to be at the forefront of changes in areas such as energy, environment, digital, innovation, active travel, health and inclusion.    

As a Policy Officer, you will be able to either specialise in individual areas, or work across this variety of Transport & Economic Policy agenda. Working with Heads of Service and with a range of organisations and stakeholders, you will lead the development of economic and transport policies, plans and initiatives including developing policy proposals, appraising strategy options and shaping future programmes and projects.    

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future direction of the City Region, responsible for working with partners to shape the policy agenda and influence local, regional and national decision-making.

Candidates will be expected to have strong analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and communicate insights fluently to a range of audiences.

With its vibrant, energetic feel, the Leeds City Region is one of the most attractive areas to live, work and play in the UK. If you enjoy working and living in a place full of pace, innovation, challenge, opportunity, change and dynamism then these could be the roles for you.    

Please give examples of how you meet the criteria highlighted in green on the role profile in the person specification part of the application form.

If possible, feel free to suggest your preferred specialism(s) of Transport & Economic Policy.

For more information about the roles, please visit www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk or contact Liz Hunter (Head of Transport Policy) Liz.Hunter@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

For information around the recruitment process, please contact Dawn Banks (HR Advisor, Resourcing), dawn.banks@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has a flexible and encouraging approach to helping you achieve your best work/life balance and career goals with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme, a free countywide travel MCard (zone 1-5) and flexitime working scheme.

Please submit your application form online by 21st August.     

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.  

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail.  

No Agencies please. 

Candidate information will be retained by WYCA for 12 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

 

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