Policy and Casework Support Officer R/F13a

Grade J | £31 799 pa | Location Leeds | Permanent | Full time (37 hours) | (Part time/Job share considered) | Closing date: 30 January 2022

Policy and Casework Support Officer - R/F13a

Grade J  - Salary £31,799 pa (pay award pending)
Permanent /Full Time (37 hours pw)

Leeds City Centre
Closing date- Sunday 30 January 2022

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is now responsible for the delivery of the £1.8 billion devolution deal for West Yorkshire and is the home of the elected West Yorkshire Mayor, Tracy Brabin, the first woman to be elected as a Metro Mayor.

It is an exciting time to join our brilliant and unique organisation, tasked with improving our region and the lives of its residents. 

We are seeking to appoint a Policy and Casework Officer to support the Mayor and play an important role in the Mayoral team.

You will provide professional, expert strategic advice and support to the Mayor and enable the delivery of the Mayors manifesto pledges which you can view here. 

You can read all about the role ofthe Mayor and devolution here 

The Role

Reporting to the Mayoral Support Manager your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing professional, expert policy support to the Mayor and Mayoral team to enable the delivery of the newly elected Mayor of West Yorkshire’s manifesto.
  • Supporting the work of the Mayor through managing email inbox/s and casework, liaising, and working with a wide range of stakeholders both within the community, Combined Authority and externally.
  • Providing an interface between the Mayor and the Combined Authority’s wider policy and strategy teams and ensure actions requested by the Mayor are proactively followed up and delivered on time.
  • Preparing reports, briefings and other materials for the mayoral team in close liaison with other departments.


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

About you

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

  • Educated to Degree or equivalent relevant education/ experience.
  • Practical experience of successfully performing in a similar role.
  • Experience of working in a political environment
  • Current knowledge of national legislation, policies and developments relevant to economic growth, devolution and Mayoral policy priorities.
  • Experience in supporting policy research projects.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team and excellent ability to use various sources of evidence and data to reach conclusions.


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 Melissa Liburd, Mayoral Support Manager melissa.liburd@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

You can apply online, by 11:55pm on Sunday 30 January 2022

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.

This role requires Vetting at Non-Police Personnel Vetting Level 2 (abbreviated).

Successful applicants to roles which have been identified for Vetting will be subject to all relevant vetting checks at the appropriate level and any job offer will be conditional on successful vetting. All applicants must meet the necessary vetting requirements but should be aware that it is not always possible to carry these out on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last three years. In these instances, applicants may be refused, where it is not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

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.