Contracts Officer (Adult Education Budget) ES/E43b

Grade H, Salary £24,896 pa (pay award pending) | Permanent / Full Time (37 hours pw) | Leeds City Centre (temporarily remote) | Closing Date – 12 December 2021

Contracts Officer (Adult Education Budget) ES/E43b

Grade H , Salary £24,896 pa (pay award pending)
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Permanent / Full Time (37 hours pw)
Closing date- 12 December 2021

West Yorkshire Combined Authority are seeking to appoint a contract officer to join our AEB team.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement that a £1.8bn devolution deal 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.

We bring together local councils and businesses, through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) ensure that our work meets the needs of employers so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity supported by a modern, accessible transport network, housing and digital connections.

The Role

Reporting into AEB Contract Manager, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the contract management of the devolved AEB programme, held by the employment and skills team in accordance with recognised contract and project management methodology.
  • Supporting the efficient and effective management of contracts in line with the AEB strategy and AEB funding rules.
  • Monitoring finance and risks, compiling reports and identifying issues.
  • Monitor contracts in a timely fashion ensuring that up to date data is readily available and supports the production of detailed contract management reports for a variety of sources.


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

About you

You will have the following key skills, attributes, education and experience;

  • Knowledge and experience of the employment and skills funding landscape.
  • Recent experience of maintaining and implementing contract management processes and procedures.
  • Competent IT user with proficient user of databases CRM tools and Microsoft packages such as Excel and Access.
  • Knowledge of public sector financial, legal and procurement procedures.
  • Has excellent attention to detail and is able to complete reports and claims relating to contract management for a variety of audiences.


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.

You can apply online, by 11:55pm on Sunday 12 December 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.