Programme Assistant (Transport Partnerships) D/I20e

Grade H, SP1 - 4 Salary £24,230 – £28,056 This post a permanent – full time (37 hours per week) Based in Leeds City Centre Closing date – 15 December 2019

The Organisation

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is the driving force behind local partners’ collective efforts to make the Leeds City Region known globally as a place where everyone can combine economic success with an outstanding quality of life. Our main goal is ‘inclusive growth’ – ensuring all our people and places are able to contribute to, and benefit from, economic prosperity.

The Combined Authority is seeking to strengthen its Implementation team, which oversees a £1bn+ portfolio of capital programmes and projects. These schemes are either delivered directly by the Combined Authority or through one of our partner organisations (public and private sector).

With its energetic feel, the Leeds City Region is one of the most attractive areas to live, work and play in the UK. If you enjoy working and living in a place full of pace, innovation, challenge, opportunity, change and dynamism then this could be the role for you.  

The Combined Authority brings together district partners, 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 - Transport Partnerships

Based within the Delivery directorate, the Transport Partnerships team oversees partner delivery for major infrastructure including the £1bn West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund, £173.5m package of transport improvements for Leeds and the aspirational CityConnect Programme across the Leeds City Region.

As a Programme Assistant you will support the Transport Partnerships team in the management of relationships with partner Councils to drive forward delivery of a range of ambitious projects and programmes by 2021.  You will support project and programme boards, keeping accurate project and programme monitoring information up-to-date including financial information and risk logs and monitoring performance against targets.  An understanding of delivering projects within a PRINCE2 environment is desirable.

For more information about the work of West Yorkshire Combined Authority please visit or if you would like to discuss the role please Andrew Norman (Programme Manager)


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.


Applications will be considered from external applicants who previously applied.


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 Sunday 15 December 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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