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.
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.
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.
Apprenticeships are an exciting option - you get hands-on training and also the chance to put your skills into practice.
We’ve launched a new apprenticeship scheme in partnership with SGS College. During this time the apprentice will be required to spend a minimum of 20% of their employment hours in off the job training. Some of this will be their time at college and in one-to-one training with their assessor in the workplace.
The apprentice will be supported by a dedicated college assessor who will map out the training and assessment programme and plan review meetings to ensure the apprentice remains on track to succeed.
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We’re proud to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
Living Wage accreditation means that everyone working at WECA receives a minimum hourly wage of £10.90 –higher than the National Living Wage for over 23s, currently £9.50 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 WECA, such cleaning and facilities management contracts, as well as those who have contracts with us – such as IT providers.