Communications & Marketing Officer (Digital and Social Media, Mayoral Office) PSC/C25tr

IMMEDIATE START Grade J – Salary £31,799 | Permanent/Full time (37 hours pw) | Leeds city centre Closing date –21st July 2021

Communications & Marketing Officer (Digital and Social Media, Mayoral Office)PSC/C25tr

Grade  J- Salary £31,799 pa
Leeds City Centre
Permanent / Full-time (37 hours pw)
Closing date - 21st July 2021


This is an exciting new post with potential for an immediate start.

Can you create stand out content for digital and social channels? Can you identify and reach new audiences through online activity? Do you have a passion to make a difference in our region?

We are looking to recruit a digital and social media specialist to work in the Communications team and very closely with the recently established Mayoral Office team. We are seeking a driven individual with excellent communications skills and the ability to deliver proactive and reactive online content within a fast-paced environment.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement of a £1.8bn devolution deal that has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.


The Role

Responsibilities include:

    • Managing the digital and social media communications for the Mayor of West Yorkshire
    • Coordination and development of proactive and reactive content including the production of social posts, web copy and video content
    • Managing online content and social planning tools, and monitoring feedback
    • Working closely with internal and external stakeholders and with suppliers including partner councils, agencies and media


Review the Role profile provided for more information about the responsibilities.

About you

This role is suited to an individual proficient at managing multiple projects and experienced in working with a range of stakeholders in a fast-paced environment, such as a busy press office or digital agency.

You will have the following key skills, attributes and experience but not be limited to:

  • skilled in delivering social and digital communications projects and campaigns
  • skilled at providing strategic social and digital advice to senior leaders
  • experience of relationship building and collaboration in a partnership environment.



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 goals.

To apply

If this sounds like your next role; please upload your CV to our online application tool. Then complete the supporting information tab linking your relevant work experience back to the role profile, bringing you CV to life.

For further information about the role, please contact Rachel Barnard at and to apply for this role, upload your CV and covering letter on our website, please visit: by 11:55pm on 21st July 2021.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.


You can apply online, by 11:55pm on 21st July 2021.

Further Information

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful 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.

Terms and conditions

Applicants are advised that the Combined Authority is currently in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Staff Benefits.

The detail of the proposals for change, will be discussed with the successful candidate at the point of offer.