Policy Coordinator

Policy Coordinator (Fixed Term Contract to December 2022 - Post to be reviewed in September 2022) Grade J Salary £30,948 to £35,835 Based In Leeds City Centre Closing Date - 29 September 2019

Policy Coordinator (Fixed Term Contract to December 2022 - Post to be reviewed in September 2022)

Grade J Salary £30,948 to £35,835

Based In Leeds City Centre

Closing Date - 29 September 2019

The Organisation

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.

That’s precisely what is on offer at West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The Combined Authority brings together five districts plus York, the business community via Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and also takes in the former Passenger Transport Executive (branded Metro). Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people and represents the largest economy outside London.

The role

We are looking to appoint a full time policy coordinator to provide day to day management and steer to the recently created West Yorkshire Bus Alliance. The Alliance brings together the Combined Authority West Yorkshire Districts and Bus Operators to deliver a package of customer facing improvements to the bus network. The bus is the biggest public transport mover of people in West Yorkshire and has a critical role in our transport network. You will work with the Bus Policy Manager to:  

  • Engage and work with internal and external stakeholders, to ensure shared aims and objectives are achieved
  • Provide Coordination to the Programme by managing the governance, financial requirements, risks and forward work plan
  • Lead the engagement with the District Partners
  • Work with Project Managers to achieve outputs and outcomes
  • Work with external parties to obtain and review performance management of the Partnership
  • Manage external consultancies where required
  • Work with the communications and engagement work stream to ensure coordination with external and internal communications.

The person

You will be educated to degree 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.

Our offer

We offer an excellent benefits package including access to a generous employer-contribution, local government pension scheme and fully funded travel throughout West Yorkshire by bus and rail with the MCard.  We also offer an encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals. 

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. 

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met. 

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Please submit your application by 11.55pm on Sunday 29th September.

Interviews will be held on the 8th and 9th October.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to every applicant, therefore if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful 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.

Apply online

Please read the Policy Coordinator Role Profile before applying for this post.

You can then Apply Here