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Want to help shape the future of an amazing part of the country?

In a growing organisation that has a laser-like focus on delivering world-class improvements for local residents, and has sustainability at the heart of everything that it does?
Yes? Then look no further.

The priorities of our Metro Mayor, Dan Norris, plan to improve transport, skills and housing for our residents, take decisive action to tackle the climate emergency, and to support communities facing the cost-of-living crisis. There is an unwavering focus on delivery to put the west of England on the map for regional, national and global success.

The West of England Combined Authority is an equal opportunities employer, in line with the Equalities Act 2010, and invite applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We ensure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or citizenship status. We are also proud to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

The Combined Authority is adopting a Hybrid working approach, which enables employees to split their week between working in the workplace and working remotely, as well as a fully flexible approach to working, ensuring we achieve what needs to be done, whilst maintaining a work-life balance.

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Why the West of England?

The West of England is one of the UK’s most vibrant regions. It’s a fantastic place to live and work, with high employment, successful businesses, excellent schools and colleges, and four world-class universities. Over the last decade, our economic contribution has outperformed the national average, and we are committed to making it even better. We are recruiting talented, dedicated new colleagues to help us develop and execute our plans to deliver economic growth to benefit every resident.

Careers at the Combined Authority

What we offer

We’re looking for people who believe in the integrity and value of what we do, and who can represent our organisation professionally. In return, we will create exciting opportunities for you, supporting you to try new ideas and develop your skills.

It’s a great time to join the West of England Combined Authority; you will be part of an evolving organisation with growing influence.

Our bright, modern office is a few minutes’ walk from Bristol Temple Meads station and close to a wide range of cafes, parks and shops.

Bristol is one of the most accessible cities in the UK with excellent rail, bus, coach, road and air links. As the UK’s first cycling capital, there are plenty of cycle paths and routes throughout the city.

In addition to flexible working, we offer attractive benefits, including:

  • Icon to show salary Competitive salaries – graded with our rewarding and transparent pay structure
  • Icon of a globe to show holidays 26 days’ annual leave – rising to 31 days after five years, with option to buy extra days
  • Icon of a house to show pension/security A generous pension – access to the local government scheme
  • Icon of a person succeeding Learning and development – ongoing training, mentoring and coaching
  • Icon of hands shaking 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a free confidential advice and counselling service
  • Icon of a chain interlinking to show security Secure bike storage, showers and access to our CycleScheme

Our values

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Our values


This means we:

  • Work at pace, responding to tight deadlines and achieving results
  • Share our vision of ensuring the West of England is a great place to live, work and visit
  • Have big ideas and will work hard to make them happen if they will make things better for people who live and work in our region
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Our values


This means we:

  • See challenges as opportunities
  • Make connections and bring inspiring ideas to life
  • Thrive on problem-solving, always looking for new and inventive solutions
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Our values


This means that we:

  • Understand our partners’ perspectives and work together to deliver results
  • Build on our existing networks and develop new ones with a wide range of partners to help us succeed
  • Recognise and develop the strengths of others – we know we can’t achieve our ambitions alone
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Our values


This means that we:

  • Are inclusive of all, celebrating differences and individual strengths
  • Are respectful of our colleagues and partners
  • Are friendly, open and honest, realising that great relationships are crucial to our success
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Careers at the Combined Authority

We pay the Living Wage

We’re proud to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Living Wage accreditation means that everyone working at The West of England Combined Authority receives a minimum hourly wage of £15.17 – higher than the government minimum for over 23s, currently £10.42 per hour.

It also means that anyone who provides services to, or has contracts with us, must pay the Living Wage, setting the bar for good employer practices in the region. This includes those who provide services to the West of England Combined Authority, such cleaning and facilities management contracts, as well as those who have contracts with us – such as IT providers.

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Good Employment Charter

We’re proud to have been accredited as a founding Member of the West of England Good Employment Charter.

The Good Employment Charter is a voluntary membership and accreditation scheme aimed to create an active network of employers within the West of England that are committed to supporting the basis of 'good work'. The Good Employment Charter is defined by seven key characteristics of good employment: recruitment, secure work, Real Living Wage, developing people, health & wellbeing, flexible work and engagement & voice.