Programme Manager - D/19a

Programme Manager Full Time - Permanent Grade L £40,113 - £46,446 per annum Based in Leeds City Centre Closing date – 03 November 2019

We are currently seeking to appoint a Programme Manager. This post is part of the Transport Partnerships team in the Delivery Directorate, and will report to the Lead for Transport Partnerships. The successful candidate for this newly created post will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic team, which is responsible for working with our district partners to support the efficient delivery of schemes.

The Authority is seeking an individual with experience of working in a programme/project delivery environment, and with significant stakeholder relationship management skills.


The role

The Programme Manager’s key responsibilities will include:

  • To work closely in partnership with delivery partners, acting as the Combined Authority’s day to day representative on programme level issues
  • To lead delivery within the Combined Authority’s varied and extensive transport programmes, driving them forward to deliver outputs and outcomes to time, cost and quality
  • To directly develop and/or to assist sponsors in the development of project/programme business cases in compliance with the Combined Authority’s Assurance framework and any external funding requirements


 The Organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person who wants to play a leading role in improving our local transport infrastructure, reshaping our economy and forging better futures for millions of people.

That’s precisely what is on offer at West Yorkshire Combined Authority where a £1bn devolution deal has put the Leeds City Region at the forefront of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse delivery agenda.

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.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Combined Authority) and the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are delivering the vision for transformational economic and jobs growth across the City Region. We have a growing and diverse 20 year portfolio of projects worth £1bn+ across a range of disciplines including transport, housing & regeneration, employment skills and flood alleviation.

For more information about the work of the Combined Authority please visit


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.

For further information about the role, please contact Rachel Jones on


Please submit your application by 11:55pm on Sunday 03 November 2019. 

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.


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.


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