Project Assistant (AGE

Project Assistant (AGE)

Grade: H Salary: £24,230 - £28,056 per annum

Based In Leeds City Centre

Closing date 3 March 2019

Fixed term role until 31 March 2020.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is seeking to appoint a Project Assistant (AGE) from 1 May 2019. This post will have the opportunity to provide project support, focusing on business grants for the LEPs Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) scheme. The post-holder will support the development, management, processing and monitoring of the AGE programme and undertake a wide range of roles and activities associated to successful implementation and delivery of the AGE programme.

The authority is seeking an individual who has previous experience of project work within a project management setting and is able to:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to corporate processes;
  • Take a pro-active approach to participating and delivering the CAs objectives;
  • Work in a team and on own initiative and is a confident and self-motivated individual;
  • Take a positive approach to self-development.

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 successful applicant will have knowledge and experience of public financial programmes and be highly competent in using Microsoft office systems to undertake analysis, assessment and matching of information from complex data sets, updating of online programme monitoring systems utilising our CRM system, preparation of financial information in relation to grant payments.  Excellent communication skills, particularly email and telephone skills, are required in order to liaise directly with businesses and organisations applying for funding.

The person

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is prepared to work flexibly and as part of a team in a high-profile and demanding environment – often working to tight deadlines. 

This post is funded through limited/time bound external funding.

Please note this is a fixed term role until 31 March 2020. We would like to recruit someone for a 1 May 2019 start date.

If you would like an informal chat or have questions about the post please contact Rachel Davies, Project Manager (AGE) on 0113 348 1823 or email

Please submit your application by 3 March 2019. Interviews are scheduled for 20 March 2019.

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.

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.

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