West Yorkshire Combined Authority

HR Policies and Procedures Specialist

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Grade K - Salary £35 344 - £40 924
13 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

HR Policies and Procedures Specialist

Fixed term for 1 year - full time 37 hours per week
Grade K - Salary £35 344 - £40 924
Based in Leeds City Centre

Closing Date - 23 May 2019

The organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person who wants to work for the organisation that is playing 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 role

The Combined Authority is part way through a programme of transformation to modernise the way that it does business and the HR team have recently introduced a HR Business Partnering model and restructured its operations. We are now looking to appoint to this fixed term position to continue the transformation by ensuring we have employment related policies and procedures in place that are fit for purpose in the future. This will include undertaking a full review, revising and updating key policies to reflect current best practice and employment law and embedding our values and behaviours within our management practices. There will also be a programme of employee engagement and consultation/negotiation with our recognised trade unions to implement and roll out the changes.

This is a critical role to fast track the transformation elements of the HR work programme enabling us to modernise arrangements relating to the workforce.

The person

You will be a qualified HR professional with experience of the development and delivery of a revised approach to people management through up to date employment procedures and practices as well as being able to manage a programme of engagement, consultation and negotiation.

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

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact Joanne Grigg, Head of HR on 0113 2517 353 or email joanne.grigg@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

We offer an excellent benefits package including fully funded regional travel (bus and rail) with the MCard across West Yorkshire. We also offer access to a generous employer-contribution pension scheme and a flexible and encouraging environment that will allow and support you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals.

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. 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.

To submit your application form online please visit http://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/jobs/ by 23 May 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.