Project Managers, Economic Implementation - Ref: D/I6er

2 x full time, permanent posts Based in Leeds city centre Grade K - Salary £35,344, with annual progression to £40,924 Closing date - 25 October 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen, for x2 experienced project managers, who want to play a leading role in the delivery of major infrastructure projects to reshape our local economy, and forge better futures for millions of people.

That’s precisely what is on offer at the 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 Role

You will be responsible for providing project management expertise to ensure successful delivery of projects contracted, or funded, by the Combined Authority.  

You will be an integral part of the Economic Implementation team, within the expanding Delivery Directorate.  The team has a diverse and wide ranging portfolio and, successful candidates will support delivery within the Housing and Regeneration, Clean Growth, Skills Capital or Flood Alleviation programmes.   The immediate priority for one of the posts will be the Broadband programme, where experience of complying with European Funding regulations, or other complex funding structures will be advantageous.

Day to day, your work will be focused on ensuring partners, for example the city region Colleges and Councils, the Environment Agency or private sector partners, deliver successful and compliant projects.  This will include budget management and financial monitoring of projects and their progress, developing and managing funding agreements and contracts, managing risk, ensuring compliance with governance and assurance processes.  It will also include support for business case development and liaison with key partners, unlocking barriers and enabling partners to bring forward major capital projects for funding.

The Person

We are looking for candidates with a project management background, with experience from one or more of the sectors outlined above.  You should be proactive, with excellent communication skills, and an ability to build strong partnership relationships. 

For more information about the work of the Combined Authority please visit www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk

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 submit your application by 11:55pm on Friday 25 October 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.

Please submit your application by 25th October 2019.

If you require further information or would like to discuss the role please contact Vicky Dumbrell, Programme Manager (Economic Regeneration) on 07870 996 806

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 The Combined Authority for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

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