Policy Assistant - PSC/T5g

Grade H, Salary £24,896 (pay award pending) | Leeds City Centre (Temporarily Remote) | Part time/ Job share/ Full time | Fixed Term Contract until March 2022 | Closing Date - 17 October 2021

Policy Assistant - PSC/T5g

Grade H - Salary £24,896pa
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)

Full time/Part time/Job Share
Fixed Term Contract to March 2022
Closing date - 17 October 2021

West Yorkshire Combined Authority are seeking to appoint a Policy Assistant to join our Business Innovation and Skills Policy team due to an internal promotion/secondment of the existing Policy Assistant.

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

The team focuses on a range of policy areas including productivity and business growth, international trade, skills and employment, digital skills and inclusion, innovation, healthtech, and Economic Recovery.

Reporting into the Head of Innovation and Digital Policy, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing general support to the team on policy and programme development relating to business, innovation and skills.
  • Provision of project management and technical support to the team
  • Ownership of specific areas of work commensurate with grade
  • Monitoring and oversight of programme budgets including European funding


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

About you

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

  • Strong understanding of policy development
  • Experience and capability of working in partnership
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative

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.

If you have any questions please contact sarah.bowes@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

You can apply online, by 11:55pm on 17 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.