Programme Manager (Transport Partnerships)

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Full time
Based in Leeds City Centre
Full Time, Permanent
Grade L: £40,113 - £46,446 per annum

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

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. We are currently seeking to appoint a Programme Manager on a permanent contract to work on our significant delivery programme. 

This post is part of the Transport Partnerships team in the Delivery Directorate and will report to the Implementation Lead for Transport Partnerships. The successful candidate for this 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 major infrastructure schemes. 

This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to make the next step in their career and gain experience in managing Programmes alongside a supportive team.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a programme management / project delivery environment and have excellent organisation skills. They will be a confident communicator with the ability to navigate complex stakeholder relationships, significant stakeholder relationship management skills and drive progress on project delivery.

The role

The successful candidate for this post will have the opportunity to join an established team, which is responsible for working with our district partners to support the efficient delivery of major infrastructure schemes within our portfolio. 

The Programme Manager’s key responsibilities will be:

  • 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

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 City Connect Programme across the Leeds City Region.

The Organisation

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 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, including flexible working and the opportunity to work from home. 

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 Andrew Norman on Andrew.norman@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

To submit your application form online please visit http://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/jobs/ by 11:55pm on Sunday 07 June 2020.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video 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.

07 June 2020, 11:55 PM