Policy Assistant - PSC/T5d

(Maternity cover - 15 months) Grade H - Salary £24,896 pa Fixed Term / Full-time (37 hours pw) Leeds City Centre (currently remote) Closing date - 13 December 2020

Policy Assistant - PSC/T5d

Grade H - £24,896 pa
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Fixed Term (Maternity Cover - 15 months)
Closing date - 13 December 2020

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join us and contribute to the economic and social improvement of the Leeds City Region. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a career in public policy forging better futures for millions of people.

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

The skills and experience of our policy team reflects the Combined Authority’s broad and diverse policy agenda, with most colleagues having a specialism in one or more of these topics. 

We are looking to appoint a full time policy assistant to provide day to day support to the Transport Policy team. You will primarily work with the Bus Policy Manager to focus on:  


  • Providing day to day support to Projects and Programmes within the team
  • Support with the engagement with District Partners
  • To work with Project and Policy Managers to undertake data analysis and support the development of technical assessments
  • Support the team with external parties to obtain and review performance management data
  • To support with the management of external consultancies where required
  • Work with the communications and engagement work stream to ensure coordination with external and internal communications.

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

About you

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

You will be educated to A level and/or have direct and demonstrable experience in using evidence to develop and drive policy, with a clear ability to apply this to this role.

For more information about the work of West Yorkshire Combined Authority please visit www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Secondment opportunities will be considered for this post, however, in line with the Combined Authority’s Secondments Policy, you must have 12 months’ service in your current role.

This post is not ‘politically restricted’ which means that staff employed in these posts may not undertake certain political activities either in or outside the workplace, including being  barred from standing for office, canvassing on behalf of a political party.  Individuals appointed to a Politically Restricted role will be required to sign a declaration to confirm that they will comply with the restrictions set out in the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and the amended regulations 1990.

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 xx xxxxxxber 2020.

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.