Communications and Marketing Officer

Grade J SP1 - 4 £ 30,948 - £35,835

Based in Leeds City Centre

Closing date – 02 May 2019

Please note:  It is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments.  Incremental increase to top of grade is on an annual basis.

Do you want to play a key role in driving our region forward and making life better for people and communities?

Are you a confident communications professional with a strong track record of success in developing engaging content for a broad range of audiences?

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate who can creatively communicate the work we do to regional, national and international audiences including local residents, businesses within and outside the region, central government, young people and global investors.

The successful candidate will be expected to devise, deliver and evaluate integrated communications campaigns which raise the profile of the region, the Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), and our work to benefit local communities.

They will also play an important role in delivering key strategic priorities through effective communications and public relations activity that advocates the region’s interests and promotes the services we offer to businesses, partners and the public.

This is a varied role which will suit an ambitious, results-focused individual looking to build an exciting career in a fast-paced government environment.

Key requirements:

  • Proficient at managing multiple projects and working flexibly and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary communications and marketing team
  • Impeccable written communications skills with the ability to develop compelling, outcome-driven content across digital and traditional media
  • Significant experience of devising and executing multi-channel communications and marketing plans to achieve business goals
  • Capable of working flexibly and collaboratively
  • Experience of working successfully in a partnership environment
  • Ability and confidence to advise senior figures both within and outside the organisation

For more information about the work of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, please visit

The Combined Authority has a flexible and encouraging approach to helping you achieve your best work/life balance and career goals with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme, a free countywide travel MCard (zone 1-5) and flexi-time working scheme.

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Please submit your application form by 02 May 2019. 

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by email.

No agencies please. 

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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