Policy Assistant

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Grade H - Salary £24,896 pa
26 Nov 2020
13 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Policy Assistant
(Maternity Cover 15 Months)

Grade H - Salary £24,896 pa
Fixed Term / Full-time (37 hours pw)
Leeds City Centre (currently remote)

The Organisation
We are seeking an exceptional individual to join us and contribute to the economic and social improvement of the Leeds City Region. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a career in public policy forging better futures for millions of people.

That’s precisely what is on offer at West Yorkshire Combined Authority where we are working to develop a number of transport policies and strategies. The Combined Authority brings together five districts, 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 skills and experience of our policy team reflects the Combined Authority’s broad and diverse policy agenda, with most colleagues having a specialism in one or more of these topics. 

We are looking to appoint a full time policy assistant to provide day to day support to the Transport Policy team. You will primarily work with the Bus Policy Manager to focus on:  

  • Providing day to day support to Projects and Programmes within the team
  • Support with the engagement with District Partners
  • To work with Project and Policy Managers to undertake data analysis and support the development of technical assessments
  • Support the team with external parties to obtain and review performance management data
  • To support with the management of external consultancies where required
  • Work with the communications and engagement work stream to ensure coordination with external and internal communications.

The Person
You will be educated to A level and/or have direct and demonstrable experience in using evidence to develop and drive policy, with a clear ability to apply this to this role.

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

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.

This post is not ‘politically restricted’ which means that staff employed in these posts may not undertake certain political activities either in or outside the workplace, including being  barred from standing for office, canvassing on behalf of a political party.  Individuals appointed to a Politically Restricted role will be required to sign a declaration to confirm that they will comply with the restrictions set out in the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and the amended regulations 1990.

Our Offer
Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card zones 1-5
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career

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.

If this sounds like your next role, please click the Apply button now and upload your CV to our online application tool telling us why you would be a great fit for our role by Sunday 13th December 2020

Interviews will be held in the week of the 11th January 2020.

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.

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