HR Business Partner

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Full time
Based in Leeds City Centre
Full Time, Fixed Term
Grade M: £46 418 - £53 747 (pay award pending)

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

The Organisation

This is a great opportunity to help shape the West Yorkshire Combined Authority as it transitions to becoming a Mayoral Combined Authority following the agreement of a landmark  £1.8bn devolution deal recently agreed which will put the Region at the forefront of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse delivery agenda. Further detail about the devolution deal and what it will bring to the region is available here

The Combined Authority brings together district partners, the business community via Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and the Passenger Transport Executive (branded Metro). Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people and represents one of the largest economies outside London.

The role

Are you looking for a challenge and a strategic HR role in a transforming organisation?

We are looking to recruit a HR Business Partner into the team on a fixed term contract to support the organisation through a period of change. The role will support a programme of work to get the organisation ready for an elected mayor and mayoral office in May 2021. This will involve managing specific workstreams within the wider programme along with the Head of HR to review our organisational structures, setting up new functions and departments, ensuring our terms and conditions of employment reflect the future needs of the organisation and managing a TUPE transfer to bring additional functions into the organisation.

The person

You should be a strategic thinker who is CIPD qualified and has a track record of working with senior management teams to drive the HR agenda throughout the business, with organisational design and transformational change experience including managing TUPE transfers.

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.

To submit your application form online please visit by 23:55 on 28 May 2020.

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

28 May 2020, 11:55 PM

This vacancy is closed to applications.