We offer a wide range of employee benefits designed to meet the needs of modern life, and are committed to developing our colleagues
- Do you want to work for an organisation that values you as an individual?
- An organisation that will support your professional development?
- An organisation that has Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of everything that it does?
- How about an organisation that does all these things and more?
If these are some of the things you want from your employer, then look no further than the West Yorkshire Combined Authority!
Please read on for further information on some of the things we can offer you as a valued employee at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has recently been in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Employee Benefits.
We are pleased to announce that these proposals have been accepted and work is currently underway to implement these.
The Employee Benefits listed on this page will remain unchanged following implementation.
- Free Travel Card
We offer free, annual, countywide travel via the MCard covering all travel within zones 1-5. This card entitles you to unlimited free travel on buses and trains, achieving significant savings of up to £1700 on your travel costs.
Find out more about the MCard
- Generous Employer Contribution Pension Scheme
We offer membership into the Local Government Pension Scheme which remains one of the most generous schemes around. In addition to your contribution into the scheme, the employer contributes between 14% and 18%.
This is a career average salary scheme and your contribution is calculated based upon a percentage of your gross earnings.
- Flexible Working
We promote a positive work-life balance to enhance employee wellbeing and to support a diverse and inclusive workforce. To help achieve this, we offer a range of flexible working options, dependent on the type of role, and operate a flexitime scheme.
We offer 28 days holiday entitlement annually plus all Bank Holidays. Holiday entitlement increases to 30 days after 5 years’ service, and to 32 days after 10 years.
You can also purchase additional holidays through our salary sacrifice scheme.
- Learning and Development Opportunities
We offer a range of learning and development opportunities to support you in meeting your career aspirations.
As a new starter, you can expect to receive a thorough induction. We will also discuss your work and related future development, identifying any training or development you require to be effective and feel confident.
If you are a member of a professional body and this is a requirement of your position, then we will cover the cost of your annual subscription fees.
- Health and Wellbeing
We promote health and wellbeing through a number of initiatives including:
- affordable healthcare plans with Sovereign and Simply Health
- a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme that provides a free and confidential counselling and assistance service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year.
- Discounted Membership of Gyms and Fitness Clubs
- Ride to Work Scheme
We offer the opportunity to save up to 42% on bike and equipment purchase through the Ride to Work scheme, which means you pay nothing up front and spread the cost of your new bike and/or kit in equal monthly instalments taken from your salary before tax and National Insurance contributions.
Find out more information about the Ride to Work scheme
- Leeds City Credit Union
A financial cooperative that provides straightforward, affordable financial services to anyone who lives or works in Leeds and Wakefield.
As an employee of the Combined Authority you can join the Credit Union and start to save directly from your salary.
Find out more information about the Leeds City Credit Union
- Free eye tests
We will cover the cost of an eye test every two years, and will even contribute towards the cost of lenses or glasses if they are needed for you to do your job.
- Free flu vaccination
We provide an annual flu jab free of charge to all employees.