Business Support Officer (Commissioning & Contracts) SPP/PC17d in West Yorkshire Combined Authority Leeds,England,UnitedKingdom

Website West Yorkshire Combined Authority

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About the job

Scale 4 | £21,135 pa |

Location Leeds |

Closing date: 16 October 2022

  • Do you want to work for an organisation that values you as an individual?
  • An organisation that will support your professional development?
  • What about an organisation that has Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of everything that it does?
  • How about an organisation that does all these things and more?
  • Yes? Then look no further than the West Yorkshire Combined Authority! Listen to what our staff say on our ‘Life at West Yorkshire Combined Authority’ webpage.

To find out more about the work the Combined Authority is involved with take a look at our latest news stories.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is seeking to appoint a Business Support Officer to work within the Contracts and Commissioning team in Policing and Crime Team to support the department to make a real difference to the lives of people across communities in West Yorkshire.

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.

One of the key functions of the Mayor is to provide stronger and more transparent accountability of the police, helping to make the police answerable to the communities they serve. The Mayor will ensure community needs are met as effectively as possible and foster local relationships through building confidence. They work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national levels to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.

In order to achieve the Mayor’s priorities set out in Police and Crime Plan, we commission a number of different providers to help with the delivery of services which will benefit the communities of West Yorkshire, reduce crime, and help victims to cope and recover from the harm they have suffered.

The Role

This is a varied role which will suit individuals with experience across administration and business support or experience in a grants or commissioning environment.

Working in the Commissioning and Contracts team you will play a crucial part in supporting all contract and grant functions to assist in the delivery of the Commissioning Strategy.

Successful applicants to roles which have been identified for vetting will be subject to all relevant vetting checks at the appropriate level and any job offer will be conditional on successful vetting. All applicants must meet the necessary vetting requirements but should be aware that it is not always possible to carry these out on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last three years. In these instances, applicants may be refused, where it is not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

Review the Role profile provided for more information about the responsibilities.

About You

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

  • Experience of working in an office environment
  • Ability to accurately record and transcribe notes/minutes of meetings
  • Word processing experience and the ability to operate MS Office software packages
  • Good literacy, numeracy and attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to manage a varied workload and work within deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to work on own initiative and to contribute fully to a team
  • Willingness and ability to occasionally work outside of normal office hours
  • Willingness and ability to work in other areas of West Yorkshire as required

Our offer

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

  • 28 days Annual Leave (increasing upon years of service) plus bank holidays
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Free Travel on rail and buses across West Yorkshire with the M-Card (Zones 1-5)
  • Flexible Working Practices with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

We have also recently undergone a major office refurbishment and have bright, airy, modern office space, with all latest technology, and just a 2-minute walk from Leeds Train Station. We also have agile working options too if you would rather work from home, or another suitable location, as well as a generous flexi-time scheme.

Have a look at our Employee Benefits webpage to find out more.

Further Information

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

The Combined Authority is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity. or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability and/or who are neuro-divergent. To find out more about inclusivity at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority please visit our dedicated webpage.

Whilst agile working is an option for most staff, there is an expectation that employees are able to attend the office in central Leeds as and when required.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone, video or face to face. If you have any difficulty with the type of interview you are invited to, please inform the recruiting manager at your earliest convenience to enable them to consider an alternative solution.

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.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful. We do however thank you for your application and encourage you to continue looking for roles on our Careers with Us website page.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

Terms and conditions

Applicants are advised that the Combined Authority is currently in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Staff Benefits.

The detail of the proposals for change, will be discussed with the successful candidate at the point of offer.

Company: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Vacancy Type: Contract 

Job Location: Leeds,England,UnitedKingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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