Policy Officer PSC/E9h

Policy Officer PSC/E9h - Grade K £36,316 per annum - Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely) - Permanent Full Time 37 hours per week - Closing Date 28 February 2021

Policy Officer

Grade K - £36,316 pa
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Permanent Full Time 37 hours per week
Closing Date 28 February 2021

We are looking to appoint a Policy Officer in our Economic Policy team within the Policy, Strategy and Communications Directorate.

At the West Yorkshire Combined Authority we bring together local councils and businesses through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), that ensures that our work meets the needs of employers and residents so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity supported by a modern, accessible transport network, housing and digital connections.

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

Reporting into the Head of Business Growth and Resilience Policy, the key responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Involvement in a range of policy and strategy development across business growth, innovation and resilience agendas, including on COVID-19 economic recovery, long term productivity and post-EU transition.
  • Providing policy support to the Combined Authority’s business support and trade and inward investment teams within the economic services directorate
  • Leading on an EU Interreg funded project

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

About you

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

  • 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 on business facing agendas or similar transferable experience.
  • You will also have a willingness to work flexibly across our policy agenda as required.


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.

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.

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 28 February 2021.

For further information about the role, please contact Alex Clarke on 01133481061 or alexander.clarke@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

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.