Consultation and Engagement Advisor - Ref: PSC/C13b

Grade I - Salary £27,549 - £31,899 Based in Leeds City Centre Closing date: 03 February 2020 This is a permanent post linked to external funding which is currently until 31 March 2021.

Do you want to help make life better for people and communities in the Leeds City Region? Do you have experience of finding out what people think and using this to influence decision making?

We are seeking to appoint an organised, enthusiastic and confident person to join the Combined Authority’s Consultation and Engagement team. With a strong understanding of consultation and engagement techniques and the ability to work in partnership with a wide range of organisations and individuals, you will have the opportunity to be involved in an extensive range of projects covering all aspects of the Combined Authority’s and Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP’s) economic regeneration and transport remit


The Role

This is a varied role which will suit an ambitious, results-focused individual, proficient at managing multiple projects and working flexibly with a range of partners. You will be involved in all aspects of consultation and engagement activities including planning, design of materials and survey questions, delivering consultation through a range of on- and offline channels, analysis of feedback and report writing.
Key requirements:
• Experience of managing consultation and engagement activities with a keen understanding of different consultation and engagement methods and how to tailor these for difference audiences
• Highly organised with strong project management skills
• Significant experience of data collection, analysis and report writing
• Experience of working successfully in a partnership environment
• Ability and confidence to advise senior figures both within and outside the organisation
• A good understanding of communications and marketing channels (particularly digital channels), and how these can be used to promote consultation and engagement opportunities and improve reach

If you would like an informal discussion about this role please contact Clare Davies, Consultation and Engagement Manager, on 0113 251 7413.

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


Our Offer

We offer an excellent benefits package including access to a generous employer-contribution, local government pension scheme and fully funded travel throughout West Yorkshire by bus and rail with the MCard. We also offer an encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals.
The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.
We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.


Please submit your application form by 11:55pm on Monday 03 February 2020.


Apply Online

Please read the Consultation and Engagement Advisor role profile before applying for this post.

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No Agencies please.

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.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for 12 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.