Portfolio Manager (TCF ) - D/P4e

Portfolio Manager (TCF) - Grade K £35,344 pa (2020 award pending) - Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely) - Permanent - Closing date 23 August 2020

Portfolio Manager - TCF

Grade K £35,344 pa (2020 award pending)

Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)


Closing date 23 August 2020

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We are recruiting a Portfolio Manager who will be part of our Portfolio Management and Appraisal (PMA) team working in The Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) team with funding of £317m over 3 years.

The Leeds City Region has been successful in securing one of the largest TCF awards in the country. It is an exciting and ambitious programme of transport infrastructure aimed at reducing reliance on car travel and increasing and improving infrastructure for public transport and cycling and walking. This programme is vital in meeting our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region.

The role

​Reporting to the PMA Portfolio Lead, you will have responsibility for ensuring schemes which meet the strategic aims of the organisation, have a robust commercial, economic, financial and management case are developed and delivered. They are carried out within the agreed time, cost and quality framework. The key responsibilities include:

  • Managing the governance aspects of the assurance process, ensuring that timely assurance process decisions are made and that the committee reports which inform these decisions meet the content and transparency requirements.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the necessary processes and procedures to support the delivery of the Combined Authority’s Portfolio.
  • Developing, updating, and embedding the assurance templates which projects are required to complete as they proceed through our Assurance process.

Please look at the Role Profile provided for more information about the role responsibilities.

About you

You will have experience in the assurance, governance or management of portfolios or large programmes. Alternatively, we would welcome applications from candidates who have a track record of successful project delivery, project appraisal and / or project assurance and as a result could apply their skills to the Combined Authority’s portfolio management. Experience of prioritising, planning and organising workloads to manage expectations and deadlines as well as the ability to develop strong working relationships.

Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme,
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card,
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

What next

To submit your application online please upload your CV and Covering letter at http://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/jobs/ by 11:55pm on 23 August 2020


Further Information

For further information about the role, please contact Ian Pegg on ian.pegg@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

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

We want you to feel confident that we are the right fit for you. Colleagues have provided written case studies to provide an insight into their professional background and day-to-day responsibilities, which can be found on here.

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.

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, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis. The annual pay award for the financial year 2020/21 is still pending and could result in a positive change to the salary brackets

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.