Policy Officer - PSC/E9e - Internal Applicants only

Grade K - Salary £35,344 - £40,924 Based In Leeds City Centre Closing date – 01September 2019

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.  What’s vital though is a willingness and ability to work flexibly across policy areas to ensure we join up across our strategic objectives and deliver on our priorities.

We are looking to appoint a full time policy officer. You will work with senior policy managers across a range of functional areas, particularly focussing on:

  • Developing an Inclusive Growth Framework for the Leeds City Region.
  • Shaping the integrated policy framework for the region.
  • Shaping the region’s approach to public and private sector reform.
  • Developing ideas and projects to improve skills outcomes, make labour markets more inclusive and drive business and productivity growth across the economy
  • Identifying and leading thinking to be at the forefront of changes in areas such as energy, environment, digital, innovation, active travel, health.
  • Identifying how we can develop future connectivity proposition for customers.


The person

You will be educated to degree level and/or have direct and demonstrable experience in using evidence to develop and drive strategic public policy, with a clear ability to apply this to this role. Direct experience in developing or advising on public policy in one or more of the Combined Authority’s policy and strategy functional areas as set out above is essential. You will also have a willingness to work flexibly across our policy agenda. 

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


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 where we are currently developing a Local Industrial Strategy for Leeds City Region that will focus on bold steps aimed at boosting productivity and driving both inclusive and clean growth for a post-2030 economy.

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.


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


Please submit your application by 11:55pm on 01 September 2019

Interviews will be held on 19 September 2019


Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants, therefore if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.

Candidate information will be retained by West Yorkshire Combined Authority for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.


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