Service Manager (Business Funding) - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
37 hours per week
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Grade J - £30,984 (2020 award pending)

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

We are seeking to appoint a Service Manager in our Business Support team within the Economic Services Directorate. You will manage three closely related grant schemes, #Welcome and #Grow, which provide financial assistance to support the growth of businesses in the creative and digital sectors and the Strategic Inward Investment Fund, which supports inward investment into Leeds City Region.

There is currently funding for the post until 31 March 2022.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement that a £1.8bn devolution deal has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

The role

Reporting into the Senior Service Manager (Access to Finance) your key responsibilities will include:

  • Project management of the three schemes outlined above.
  • Appraising applications for financial support from businesses.
  • Developing and maintaining working relationships with key partners and stakeholders to ensure effective delivery of the above schemes.

Review the Role Profile provided on our website for more information about the responsibilities.

About you

You will have the following key skills, attributes and experience but not be limited to:

  • Excellent analytical and written skills
  • An understanding of the issues facing small and medium sized businesses
  • Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders, including direct engagement with businesses.

Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme.
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card.
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

What next

To apply for this role, upload your CV and covering letter on our website, please visit by 11:55pm on 17 September 2020.

Further Information

For further information about the role, please contact Neill Fishman at or on 0776 899 5979.

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

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.

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, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis. The annual pay award for the financial year 2020/21 is still pending and will be applied to our salary structure as appropriate once confirmed.

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.

17 September 2020, 11:55 PM

This vacancy is closed to applications.