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Careers in the region

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 25 days’ annual leave – rising to 30 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
Our values graphic - with the words 'we are supportive'
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

Our offices

Inside the West of England Combined Authority offices
Inside the West of England Combined Authority offices