Meet our Commercial Team

Supporting colleagues across the organisation to obtain value for money and social value on the goods, services and works through competitive, open, and transparent procurements.

We are a team with a passion for commercial excellence to drive economic growth in West Yorkshire.

We currently have a range of exciting vacancies at the Combined Authority within the Commercial Team. We want to share with you what working life is like at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, and why you should consider joining us!

Meet Faye, Head of Commercial and Roy, Policy, Process and System Manager

Everyone is friendly and welcoming, and really want to help and encourage people to do their job to the best of their ability.

Catherine Commercial Manager

Our Commercial Manager, Catherine Land says:

“WYCA is a place to create some great friendships, and people are valued as individuals and appreciated for the unique contribution they can make.

There is always lots of training taking place at the CA which you can get involved with to help with aspects of your work life, but also to help with personal things such as information sessions being held about how to make the most of your pension. Aspects of the training also focus on health and wellbeing topics such as anxiety and menopause, so that we are creating an understanding and inclusive culture.

Our office is located just over the road from Leeds rail station (30-second walk), so couldn’t be much more convenient to get to. It has also recently been refurbished, so has a clean bright atmosphere which creates an enjoyable workspace.

As part of being a Mayoral Combined Authority there is a sense of satisfaction derived from knowing that our work has a positive impact on the region and contributes towards the delivery of the Mayors pledges, such as generating Inclusive growth across the region to help better their lives and give them access to opportunities.”

.. an organisation where I feel I can bring my authentic self to work and that is a really important to me and others

Paul, Commercial Manager

Hear from our Commercial Manager, Paul:

"Working at the CA is something I’m actually really proud of.

It feels good to work in an organisation that makes such a tangible, meaningful difference in lives across the region.

The projects and programmes I’ve helped deliver have a direct impact on our region, and there is a real sense of pride in being able to point at something when I’m out and about and say “I had a hand in that”, whether it’s a bus station that we’re redeveloping, or a social project being delivered as a secondary benefit from our contracts.

The team I work in are a great group of people and I’d like to think I’ve made some genuine friends, both in the team itself and within the wider organisation.”

Also hear from Sukhninder, our Procurement & Contracts officer:

"As a recent new starter at WYCA the team and organisation couldn’t be better.

They have been really welcoming and have always been ready to help whenever I have a question. Management are very approachable whenever you need advice or guidance on certain areas, there’s no sense of “I cant speak to this manager as they’re too busy or this is a stupid question” Everyone’s more than willing to put time aside for you and pushing for your success. 

Another massive benefit of working here is the flexible working and flexi-time which promotes a very healthy work-life balance. I find this personally also helps drastically with improved productivity.

The location couldn’t be better as you’re a two-minute walk from Leeds Train Station and are given a MetroCard which makes travelling within West Yorkshire free! (Check out our full list of benefits here)

A real benefit is no two days are the same here, so it definitely doesn’t get boring."

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More stories from staff at WYCA

Read more employee testimonials from some of our colleagues in other teams across the Combined Authority and find out more about working life by visiting the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Vercida platform and the Life at WYCA page.