West Yorkshire Combined Authority

We work across West Yorkshire to develop and deliver policies, programmes and services which directly benefit the people of West Yorkshire.

About us

Helping West Yorkshire

We understand the cost of living crisis is a worry for everyone, no matter who you are. That's why we've gathered together information on the support available for West Yorkshire businesses, organisations and individuals in one easy-to-access place.

The Mayor of West Yorkshire

In May 2021, Tracy Brabin was elected Mayor of West Yorkshire, representing the interests of 2.3 million people across the region. The Mayor has responsibility for transport, housing and planning, and finance powers, as well as the functions of the Police and Crime Commissioner, supported by an appointed Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE.

As the Chair of the Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Mayor works with partners across the region and beyond to deliver regeneration and economic development, and co-ordinate the long-term programmes that will transform West Yorkshire. The Mayor also brings the region greater influence within Government at national level, including on economic recovery, the power to shape Government policy and access further funding.

Read Tracy Brabin's Mayoral pledges for West Yorkshire.

Learn more about our Mayor

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Read our Corporate Plan 2023 - 24

Everything the Combined Authority delivers involves working in partnership. We work wholly in partnership with the five West Yorkshire local authorities towards shared objectives, centred around the goal of improving the lives of the communities that we serve. Working together we can share expertise, maximise the impact of our funding, and ensure our programmes and investments meet the needs of communities and the region. Read our Corporate Plan in full including our achievements, goals, finances, and people and partnerships.

Our latest vacancies

  1. VRP Project Support Officer


    • Policing, Environment & Place
    • (F) £24,434 - £27,672

    £24,434 pa | Grade F | Leeds/Hybrid | Permanent (linked to funding until 31/03/2025) 37 hours pw | Applications for part time / job share will be considered | Closing date: 22 October 2023 Re-advertised vacancy (previous closing date 20/08/23)

    Read more about VRP Project Support Officer
  2. Economic Analysis Manager


    • Corporate Centre
    • Research
    • (L) £45,862 - £52,520

    £45,862 pa | Grade L | Leeds/Hybrid | Permanent | 37 hours pw | Applications for part time / job share will be considered | Closing date: 15 October 2023

    Read more about Economic Analysis Manager