Economic Transport Analysis Manager - PSC/R2a

Grade L – Salary £41,216 per annum (pay award pending) | Permanent / Full-time (37 hours per week) | Leeds City Centre (Temporarily Remote) | Closing date – 04 October 2021

Economic Transport Analysis Manager - PSC/R2a

Grade L - Salary £41,216 per annum (pay award pending)
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Permanent / Full-time (37 hours per week)
Closing date - 04 October 2021


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

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

Reporting to the Head of Research and Intelligence you will provide leadership to the organisations economic and transport research work, guiding the development of our analytical capacity in these key areas of work.

Your leadership role will shape the shape the nature, range and scope of our work on local economies and improve our understanding of the role the transport system plays in supporting and driving economic growth.

  • This role will appeal to you if you have a strong grounding in the use and analysis of economic data at the local level built on a firm grasp of the structure and performance of the Leeds City Region, Yorkshire and UK economies.

  • You will need a strong understanding of how local economies function grounded in a professional understanding of macro-economic systems nationally and internationally.

  • You will have a strong grasp of key national and local economic intelligence sources and the key datasets which underpin them along with a working knowledge of economic forecasting techniques as well.

  • This is an exciting role which will significantly shape the way we capture, use and communicate data on economic trends analysis in the West Yorkshire economy. The role will also provide leadership to our partnership working across key stakeholders ensuring that the Combined Authority’s and Leeds City Region LEP’s economic intelligence shapes the work of our partners.

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

About you

You will need to have the ability to communicate and effect change through your grasp of key data sets and the quality of the analytical insights you use to shape the development of the Combined Authority’s projects and the funding we need to deliver these projects.

You will need to be able to show an excellent grasp of the full range of economic, demographic and transport data published by ONS (Office for National Statistics) and key government departments (especially DfT and Defra) along with an excellent grasp of primary research design techniques (and the commissioning of these in areas such as B2B survey design work).

You will also play a key role in ensuring that the Combined Authority shapes local and national government thinking through the communication of our ongoing research work in key policy areas such as innovation and productivity.

 A background in a large multi-disciplinary research or economics environment within a public sector delivery setting would be useful but is not essential as we are primarily interested in your proven ability to affect corporate change based on the quality of your analytical insights.

If this role interests you and you feel your knowledge and skills can support the work of the Combined Authority then we are keen to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss the background to the role please e-mail or call 07779 774425.


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 04 October 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.