Bradford Council

WYCA - Data Analyst (TS/C11c)

Job description

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Data Analyst - TS/C11c

£24,434 - £27,672 pa pro rata - Grade F



Part Time - 18.5 hours pw - Wednesday to Friday

Closing date - 24 September 2023
  • Do you want to work for an organisation that values you as an individual?
  • An organisation that will support your professional development?
  • What about an organisation that has Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of everything that it does?
  • How about an organisation that does all these things and more?
  • Yes? Then look no further than the West Yorkshire Combined Authority! Listen to what our staff say on our 'Life at West Yorkshire Combined Authority' webpage.

We currently have a vacancy for a Data Analyst to join our Service Delivery team.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Mayoral Combined Authority. We have a wide variety of exciting projects that we are working on which will help shape the West Yorkshire region.

In 2021 the £1.8bn devolution deal was secured for West Yorkshire.

This meant the first Mayor of West Yorkshire was subsequently elected, with Tracy Brabin taking up post in May 2021. The devolution deal and election of the Mayor has enabled us to start to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and helping to deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

To find out more about the work the Combined Authority is involved with take a look at our latest news stories.

The Role:

At the Combined Authority we are responsible for making sure the bus timetable information customers view on street, in our bus stations and on is accurate.

Reporting to the Data Controller you will interpret, input and transform the data we receive from the various West Yorkshire Bus Operators using our using our Combined

Services and Assets (Cosa) data base software as well as Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping software, this is then used to produce the various customer information outputs mentioned above.

You will have a keen eye for detail and relish the challenge of working to meet tight deadlines.

Please note: Although the majority of the work is desk based you will also be required to assist with the print production of on street timetables which takes place at our print room at Bradford Interchange, the process from start to end is a team effort to meet specific bus service change deadlines – this particular task can be physically demanding.

About You

You will have the following key skills, attributes, education and experience:
  • Educated to GCSE or equivalent.
  • Experience of database management, track building, public transport information systems or bus operations.
  • Technical experience of Information systems (GIS)mapping or equivalent and working with O/S mapping bases or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the geography of West Yorkshire and its public transport network.

Our Offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:
  • 28 days Annual Leave (increasing upon years of service) plus bank holidays
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Free Travel on rail and buses across West Yorkshire with the M-Card (Zones 1-5)
  • Flexible Working Practices with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

We have also recently undergone a major office refurbishment and have bright, airy, modern office space, with all latest technology, and just a 2-minute walk from Leeds Train Station. We also have agile working options too if you would rather work from home, or another suitable location, as well as a generous flexi-time scheme.

Have a look at our Employee Benefits webpage to find out more.

To Apply:

If this sounds like your next role, please upload your anonymised CV, and complete the application form on our website: telling us why you would be a great fit for our role.

Please apply by 11:55pm on Sunday 24 September 2023.

Further Information:

The Combined Authority is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better outcomes.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity. or other personal circumstances.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability and/or who are neuro-divergent.

To find out more about inclusivity at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority please visit our dedicated webpage.

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

Whilst agile working is an option for most staff, there is an expectation that employees are able to attend the office in central Leeds as and when required.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone, video or face to face. If you have any difficulty with the type of interview you are invited to, please inform the recruiting manager at your earliest convenience to enable them to consider an alternative solution.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

We do however thank you for your application and encourage you to continue looking for roles on our Careers with Us website page.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months.

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