West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Contracts Officer (Employment and Skills)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Grade H - Salary £24,230 - £28,056 per annum
15 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
Contract Type

Contracts Officer (Employment and Skills)

Grade H - Salary £24,230 - £28,056 per annum (maternity cover)
Closing date – 1st September
Based In Leeds City Centre
Fixed term contract until 31st August 2020

The Organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person who wants to play a leading role in improving our local transport infrastructure, reshaping our 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 district partners, 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

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Contract Officer, as part of our growing team to support delivery of externally funded contracts and programmes within our Economic Services, Employment and Skills Team. 

Your role will be to:-

  • Support the contract management of contracts held by the employment and skills team in accordance with recognised contract and project management methodology
  • Monitor finance and risks, compiling reports and identifying issues
  • Monitor contracts in a timely fashion ensuring that up to date data is readily available
  • Support the production of detailed contract management reports for a variety of sources
  • Ensure contracts are managed efficiently and consistently through supporting the completion of monitoring reports, paperwork, databases and CRM tools
  • Promote continuous improvement of contract management processes and procedures
  • Liaise with delivery partners and sub-contractors in relation to management of contracts
  • Prepare reports on contract performance for internal and external audiences.

The person

You will be educated to A level or equivalent relevant education or demonstrable work experience.

You will be a highly motivated individual who is prepared to work flexibly in a high profile and demanding environment – often working to tight deadlines.

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

Please note that this is a maternity cover opportunity until 31 August 2020.

If you require further information or would like to discuss the role please contact Denise Dixon, Contracts Manager (Employment and Skills) on 07773626347

If you wish to apply for this role please provide a statement which states how you meet the criteria highlighted in the role profile.  Please submit your application by midnight on 1st September 2019. 

Secondment opportunities will be considered for this post, however, in line with the Combined Authority’s Secondments Policy, you must have 12 months’ service in your current role.

Our offer

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

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

To submit your application form online please visit http://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/jobs/ by 11.55pm on 1st September 2019.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role includes 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 every applicant, therefore if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.