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  • Employee Benefits at West Yorkshire Combined Authority

    WYCA is a forward thinking and fast moving organisation, which is committed to the policies it is delivering as well as to its employees who make all of this possible.


    • Customer Service Excellence
    • Positive about disabled people
    • Institute of Customer Service

    Learning & Development

    WYCA has a very comprehensive learning and development policy in place, which outlines the company’s policy and plans for the future. As a new starter, you’ll receive a thorough induction. Any essential training will be given priority and you’ll undertake this almost immediately. Development Reviews are held with your line manager every six months. During this meeting, you’ll discuss your work and related future development, identifying any training or development you require to be effective and feel confident.

    As well as general training courses and seminars, you can also apply to undertake further education courses at college or university, which WYCA may fund. If you are a member of a professional body relevant to your position, then we will also pay for your annual subscription fees.

    Countywide MCard

    Every employee gets a free countywide bus & rail MCard (zones 1-5), which entitles you to unlimited free travel on the bus and trains within West Yorkshire, resulting in significant savings on your travel costs.


    WYCA offers membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme to all employees. This is a career average salary scheme and your contribution is calculated based upon a percentage of your gross earnings.


    You get 28 days holiday entitlement each year, in addition to bank holidays. Holiday entitlement increases to 30 days after 5 years service, and to 32 days after 10 years. You can also purchase additional holidays by sacrificing your equivalent salary.


    We offer a flexitime system for most office-based staff, which enables you to vary working hours in accordance with the business requirements of the organisation.

    Health and Wellbeing

    We promote health and wellbeing through a number of different initiatives, including:

    • affordable healthcare plans with Sovereign and Simply Health.
    • Occupational Health Service.

    Our Employee Assistance Programme provides a confidential counselling and assistance service to all employees. Cover is provided 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

    Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Shared Parental Leave Policies

    We have a comprehensive set of policies and procedures in place. These include enhanced Maternity, Paternity entitlements.

    Flexible Working Policy

    We are committed to work practices and policies that support both the organisation and individual's work-life balance. We give all employees the right to apply to work flexibly.

    Childcare Vouchers

    We participate in a childcare voucher scheme, enabling you to save on the cost of childcare.

    Leeds City Credit Union

    A financial cooperative that provides straightforward, affordable financial services to anyone who lives or works in Leeds and Wakefield.

    The product range includes:

    • Budgeting accounts - current accounts, bill paying account, prepaid card etc.
    • Savings accounts - regular saver, Christmas Club, etc.

    As WYCA are one of their 'select' employers you can join the credit union and start to save directly from your salary.

    Gym/Fitness Cubs Discounted Membership

    We have agreed discounted rates at local gyms and leisure centres.

    Discounted UK Holiday Accommodation

    WYCA have negotiated a benefit for anyone thinking about a taking break in the UK.

    Free Eye Tests

    We will cover the cost of an eye test every two years, and will contribute towards the cost of lenses/glasses if appropriate.

    Annual Flu Vaccines

    We provide an annual flu jab free of charge to all employees.


    We provide the majority of our frontline staff with company uniforms, ie. Customer Support Assistants, Travel Centre staff and Travel Surveyors.  

    Union Membership

    WYCA operates within a system of collective bargaining with recognised trade unions, UNISON and Unite to negotiate terms and conditions of employment for employees. All employees have the opportunity to arrange membership should they wish.

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