Project Assistant (generic) Ref: D/I4r

Grade H, SP1-4 Salary £24,230 - £28,056 This is a permanent full time post (37 hours per week) Based In Leeds City Centre Closing date – 22 December 2019

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is seeking to strengthen its Implementation team which oversees a £1bn plus portfolio of capital projects.


The role

We are currently looking to appoint a Project Assistant. This position plays a key role in our Implementation Team, which is part of the Delivery Directorate. The role holder will work on a range of projects and initiatives to drive delivery across areas including Transport, Technology & ICT and Corporate projects.

The successful candidate will support the team in the delivery of complex projects and lead the delivery of smaller scale projects and initiatives. They will be a visible and enthusiastic team member, with a collaborative working style and have the ability to build excellent working partnerships at all levels.

The ‘Critical Success Factors’ section of the Role Profile sets out the typical responsibilities of a Project Assistant.

Recent projects delivered by the team include Smart Ticketing and new Rail Stations, Bus Station Refurbishments, Rail Station Park and Ride Extensions, Station Gateway Improvements and Office Refurbishments.

The role holder will be primarily based in Leeds City Centre, although there may be requirements to undertake site visits and meetings across the Leeds City Region.


The person

You will be educated to a degree level or have equivalent practical experience of working in a similar role. You will have knowledge of project management methodologies such as PRINCE2 and have experience of supporting the delivery of projects to time, scope and budget in a fast-paced business change environment.

Candidates are advised to review the ‘Person’ section of the Role Profile, which sets out the knowledge, skills and experience required for this role.

Please note that we are looking for the best candidate match to this, however we know that there are some elements that can be trained and this will be taken into account during the recruitment process.


The organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for exceptional people who want 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.


For more information about the work of West Yorkshire 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.


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 11:55 pm on 22 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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