Thinking of joining West Yorkshire Combined Authority? An introduction to what we have done, what we offer and what we have planned.

How to apply

Kirklees

Please note: the recruitment processes for all of our recent senior management roles have now been concluded. As such if you are interested in joining WYCA in the future then please visit our main jobs page for further details.

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Important advice on completing your application

The decision to invite you for interview is based entirely on the information you give in your application.

Available via this website you can access a job description and person specification for the role within the relevent “Role Profile”. You should read these carefully as this information will help you to decide if you wish to apply for the job. The “Critical Success Factors” lists the duties of the post. “The Person” essentially lists the experience, skills, abilities, knowledge and characteristics needed to do the job.

Required Documents

Help in compiling your application can be found on the Proventure Website. Your application for the role should be made up of:

  • A completed CV
  • A covering letter, explaining your interest in your chosen role and outline your current salary package
  • A response to numbered items which are in “The Person” section of the Role Profile. When describing your experience against these items, please be mindful of the overall role requirements and the context of WYCA as an organisation, and use relevant examples.
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Form (word doc)

Note To access the relevant Role Profile (if you have not already done so) please go to the role’s specific web page. Here, at the bottom of the webpage you can fill out your contact details and a PDF link for the Role Profile will then appear within the webpage. You will also receive an email with the link included to the address you used (please check as this may go into your spam folder).

Please indicate in your covering letter if there are any dates when you would be unavailable for interview.

In responding to “The Person” specification, you should consider your own experience and suitability for the role. We suggest that you take each numbered person specification item individually and then provide your evidence point by point. For each item outline the role in which you have shown the necessary experience and how you have demonstrated this (the skills and behaviours you have displayed). You should then provide one good example for each item, describing the challenge or issue you faced, what you did and the outcome achieved. Outcomes should be concrete, clearly quantified or evidenced.

You should aim to use no more than one third or half a page for each numbered item response to the person specification; bullet points are OK. Please do not get fixated on the length of the application but try to avoid being over long.

Please also provide the names, positions, organisations, email address and telephone contact numbers of two individuals who could be approached as referees, one of which should be from your existing/last employer. We will only approach referees if you are invited to attend the final stages of the process, and will only do so having first requested your permission. Also, please outline your current remuneration and any dates on which you would be unavailable for interview.

Please remember to complete the Equal Opportunities Form. We use the information to help us in assessing the effectiveness of our Employee Equality and Diversity Policy.

Sending Applications

Applications should be emailed to [email protected] with the relevent job number and title in the subject field:

Head of Transport Policy – Ref: 718

Head of Economic Policy – Ref: 719

Head of Feasibility and Assurance – Ref: 720

Head of Implementation – Ref: 721

Head of Portfolio Management Office – Ref: 722

If necessary, post applications to:

Stephen Cooley
Proventure Consulting Ltd
Blackfriars House, Parsonage
Manchester
M3 2JA

Director, Delivery
Stage Date
Application deadline 10am 1 August
Longlist (first) interview 23 or 24 August TBC
Assessment centre and final interview 13 and 21 September
Director, Transport Services
Stage Date
Application deadline 10am 1 August
Longlist (first) interview w/c 15 August TBA
Assessment centre and final interview 13 and 16 September
Executive Head of Economic Services
Stage Date
Application deadline 10am 1 August
Assessment centre and final interview 14 September
Head of Communications
Stage Date
Application deadline 10am 1 August
Longlist (first) interview w/c 15 or 22 August TBA
Stakeholder panel and final interview 13 and 23 September
Head of Transport Policy
Stage Date
Application deadline 10am Tuesday 30 August
Assessment centre and final interview 28 September
Head of Economic Policy
Stage Date
Application deadline 10am 19 September
Assessment centre and final interview 21 October (NB. edited on 9 September)
Head of Portfolio Management Office
Stage Date
Application deadline 10am 12 September
Assessment centre and final interview 20 October (NB. edited on 9 September)
Head of Implementation
Stage Date
Application deadline 10am 12 September
Assessment centre and final interview 4 October
Head of Feasibility and Assurance
 Stage  Date
 Application deadline  10am 12 September
 Assessment centre and final interview  11 October

Please note that the timetables may change. Any changes will be indicated on this recruitment website. If in doubt, please contact our advising consultants to discuss.

Queries and help

Our advising consultants have provided more information on the Proventure website that will help you to produce your application. Please take your time to review this before sending your documents to us. The information provided will give you the tools you need to maximise the impact of your application. If you have any queries about this appointment, about your application, or would like an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Mark Tobin on 07717 725 844 or Stephen Cooley on 07747 698829 or 0161 835 3377. They will be pleased to take your call.
Please contact Proventure Consulting on 0161 835 3377 if you have a disability and wish to make alternative arrangements. If you have difficulty in completing your application we will be happy to consider an alternative application, eg: tape or Braille.
Should you require any adjustments to be made to the selection process arising from any disability please notify our advising consultants of your needs.