Portfolio Assistant - D/P11

Internal Recruitment Only - Please note external applications will not be considered Portfolio Assistant - Full-Time - Permanent Grade H, Salary £24,230 to £28,056 per annum Closing Date - 23 October 2019 Interview Date - 01 November 2019 Based in Leeds City Centre

The role

The Combined Authority’s Portfolio Management Office (PMO) oversees a £1bn+ portfolio of programmes and projects. These schemes are either delivered directly by the Combined Authority or through one of our partner organisations. Whichever the delivery route, the PMO has responsibility for ensuring that only schemes which meet the strategic aims of the organisation are developed and delivered within the agreed time, cost and quality framework.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Portfolio Assistant to provide support across a multi-disciplinary team. A key element of this role is to support the Portfolio Information Management System (PIMS) ensuring that project information is kept up to date, setting up access permissions and assisting with training of system users.  


If you require further information or would like to discuss the role please contact Lynn Cooper, Portfolio Lead (Monitoring and Reporting) on 0113 348 1807.


The person

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office systems and experience of MS Project and Sharepoint. They will also have experience compiling spreadsheets in order to analyse and interpret performance data and summarise the results.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has a flexible and encouraging approach to helping you achieve your best work/life balance and career goals with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme, a free countywide travel MCard (zone 1-5) and flexitime working scheme.

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.


If you wish to apply for this post please provide a curriculum vitae and a statement which states how you address the eight criteria highlighted in the role profile. 

For more information about the work of the 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.

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.


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 form by 11:55pm on 23 October 2019

Interview Date - 01 November 2019


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Please read the Portfolio Assistant role profile before applying for this post.

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