Governance Services Officer

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
37 Hours
Based in Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Full Time, Permanent
Salary £24,230-28,056 per annum pro-rata (2020 award pending)


The Organisation

It’s an exciting time to join the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, following the recent announcement that an ambitious £1.8bn devolution deal has been secured for West Yorkshire, as part of which the £63m annual Adult Education Budget will be devolved to the Mayor. Through devolution we will be working to drive up living standards through better transport, improved skills and stronger businesses, while tackling the climate emergency.

The Combined Authority has ambitious plans to unlock the vast potential of the region by building a strong, successful economy where everyone can build great businesses, careers and lives.

The Role

WYCA is looking to recruit an experienced Governance Services Officer to work in a busy Legal & Governance Services team providing a comprehensive, effective and professional Committee Services function.

You will be working as part of a team administering WYCA’s formal committees and advisory panels and the LEP Board. Duties of the post will include co-ordinating reports, preparing complex agendas, attending meetings, publishing reports, drafting minutes and undertaking follow-up actions

The role will also require you to provide verbal and written advice and guidance to officers and elected members relating to conduct of committee meetings, procedural rules, corporate governance arrangements and transparent and safe decision making.

The Person

The successful candidate should have experience of working in a political environment and a broad knowledge of local government practices and procedures and decision making.

You must be self-motivated, able to organise and prioritise your own workload, work accurately with attention to detail and be able to work under pressure. You should have good IT skills and be able to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels. Experience of using the ‘’ decision management tool for producing agenda papers and minutes is desirable, however training can be given.

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.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds building an inclusive culture, we welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. In return we can offer a flexible and encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals; with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme and a fully funded travel MCard (zone 1-5). We are committed to enabling working parents to progress their careers and will consider requests for flexible working patterns and job share arrangements.


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To submit your application form online please visit by 23.55 5th August 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

Please note:  It is our policy to recruit within the lower quartile of the advertised pay band in most cases; incremental increases are applicable in most cases on an annual basis.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for 6 months unless you request it to be deleted

05 August 2020, 11:55 PM

This vacancy is closed to applications.