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Partnership Officer

Salary details: Grade J £30,253 – 35,030

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Ref: WYCA 21010

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority

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Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

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Closing date: 18 February 2019

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KirkleesCouncil is advertising this job on behalf of West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Based in Leeds City Centre, with travel across the region

An exciting opportunity to work directly with senior business leaders and education partners to develop employer commitment in education; securing better outcomes for young people in our region.

The role

West Yorkshire Combined Authority are seeking to strengthen our existing Enterprise in Education Team and looking to appoint a key role to the team to proactively engage businesses and schools in the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). This is an exciting opportunity to work directly with senior business leaders to support the creation and development of innovative new employer engagement activity in schools. 

The role will be working with key partners, including employers, to develop our high profile careers campaign for young people and their key influencers and will work closely with our communications team.  You will have a good understanding of employer’s skills requirements and how to embed careers learning in classroom through creating toolkits for schools, parents and young people.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who would want to contribute to making a difference to young people’s employability in Leeds City Region.  

The person

  • Proactive and confident in engaging businesses and communicating new initiatives

  • Creative thinker, able to develop ideas and schools careers and enterprise programmes

  • Proven experience of building professional relationships, excellent networking and liaison skills

  • Ability to manage and influence key stakeholders.

  • Track record of delivering project outcomes and improving performance

For more information about the work of West Yorkshire Combined Authority please visit 

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.

Please note:  Whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role has career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases on an annual basis.

To submit your application form online please visit by Monday 18th February

Interviews week commencing 4th March. 

For more information about the work of the Careers and Enterprise Company please visit

More information about the Enterprise Adviser Network in Leeds City Region can be found at 

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants, therefore if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.

Candidate information will be retained by West Yorkshire Combined Authority for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.