Team Leader (Skills for Growth)

Team Leader – Skills for Growth Grade: K Salary: £35,344 - £40,924 per annum (all appointments are recruited to SP1) Based in Leeds City Centre Closing date 8th March 2020

Team Leader – Skills for Growth
Grade: K Salary: £35,344 - £40,924 per annum (all appointments are recruited to SP1)
Based in Leeds City Centre
Closing date 8th March 2020

Post is subject to confirmation of ESF funding

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional team leader who wants to play a key role in enhancing our support for business and shaping better economic outcomes for people in the Leeds City Region.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is seeking to appoint a team leader to manage a three year ESF Skills for Growth funded programme.  This post will be part of the Employment and Skills team with line management of 8 Business Partnership Advisers. The new programme focuses on pro-actively identifying and building relationships with a wide range of small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) to support them to engage with the full breadth of the education system.

The successful applicant will:

  • Line manage 8 Business Partnership Advisers, including staff based remotely, in line with the Combined Authority’s policies and procedures, including provision of appropriate coaching and guidance support.
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary project team to develop and deliver the complex and high profile Skills for Growth project, ensuring that the requirements of the European Social Fund (ESF) are met.

The primary aim of the programme is to contribute to the Employment and Skills Plan objectives to widen employment, skills, apprenticeship and progression opportunities (for more information please see the LCR Employment and Skills Plan 2016-2020)

The Person

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to lead a new business facing ESF funded programme. The successful applicant will be able to work flexibly across the Leeds City Region in a high-profile and demanding environment – often working to tight deadlines. 

The successful applicant will have knowledge and experience of publicly funded programmes, and in particular ESF employment and skills programmes.  They will have project management experience of engaging with small and medium sized businesses to influence organisational outcomes.

The applicant will be highly competent in using online programme monitoring systems and utilising our CRM system.  Excellent communication skills are required in order to manage a remote team and liaise with partners to ensure the programme engages a wide range of SME businesses.

The successful applicant will be based in Leeds and required to travel to regional offices across Leeds City Region, businesses and partners.

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.  

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

If you would like an informal chat or have questions about the post please contact Jane Green on 07813 454518 or email

Please note that these posts are subject to confirmation of funding.

Please submit your application form by 11.55pm on 8th March 2020

Interviews for the Team Leader Post will take place on the 13th March. The interview will consist of a short task and panel 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.

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

This post is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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Please read the Team Leader (Skills for Growth) role profile before applying for this post.

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