Portfolio Manager (Transport)

Grade K -Salary - £35,344 to £40,924, from 1st April 2019)

If applicable - Living Wage Supplement will be paid for salaries below £16,881

Based In Leeds City Centre

Closing date - Monday 15 April 2019

The organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person who wants to play a leading role in reshaping our local economy and forging better futures for millions of people.

That’s precisely what is on offer at West Yorkshire Combined Authority where a £1bn devolution deal has put the Leeds City Region at the forefront of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse delivery agenda.

The Combined Authority brings together five districts plus York, the business community via Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and also takes in the former Passenger Transport Executive (branded Metro). Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people and represents the largest economy outside London.

The Combined Authority’s Portfolio Management Office (PMO) oversees a £1bn+ portfolio of programmes and projects. These schemes are either delivered directly by the Combined Authority or through one of our partner organisations (public and private sector). Whichever the delivery route, the PMO has responsibility for ensuring that only schemes which meet the strategic aims of the organisation and have a robust commercial, economic, financial and management case are developed and delivered and they are carried out within the agreed time, cost and quality framework.

The role

We are looking to appoint a professional and enthusiastic Portfolio Manager to join the Monitoring and Reporting Team within the PMO.  The post holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining monitoring systems and reporting on the progress principally of the authority’s transport programmes.

This role offers an excellent opportunity for a candidate who is proficient at data analysis, interpretation and manipulation, has knowledge of public sector financial systems and experience of working with external funding sources (including Government and European). 

The person

You will be educated to degree level and/or be experienced in the management and monitoring of outputs, outcomes / benefits, financial, performance, progress, risk and issues.  You should also have knowledge of public sector finance and experience of working with external funding sources.

If you require further information or would like to discuss the role please contact Lynn Cooper, Portfolio Lead (Monitoring and Reporting) on 0113 348 1807.

For more information about the work of West Yorkshire Combined Authority please visit www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds building an inclusive culture, we welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. In return we can offer a flexible and encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals; with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme and a fully funded travel MCard (zone 1-5). We are committed to enabling working parents to progress their careers and will consider requests for flexible working patterns and job share arrangements.

Please note:  Whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role has career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases on an annual basis.

If you wish to submit an application please provide a statement which states how you address the ten criteria highlighted in the role profile.

Applications to be submitted by 11:55pm Monday 15 April 2019 (interviews are expected to take place on Friday 26 April 2019). 

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants, therefore if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.

Candidate information will be retained by West Yorkshire Combined Authority for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.





Apply online

Please read the Portfolio Manager (Transport) D/P5a before applying for this post.

You can then Apply Here