Work for us

York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority (YNYCA) is a public sector employer with access to powers and funding to unlock transport and housing improvements, boost skills provision and help the economy transition to net zero.

Making the most of the combined strengths of the city region and rural power house, the Combined Authority is a long-term commitment to shaping a brighter future for generations to come. By working for us you will play a part in making positive changes, unlocking investment, supporting business and communities to thrive and creating new and better opportunities for people that live and work, here.

Learn more about our organisation.

Benefits of working for us

At YNYCA we value our employees and aim to support them in their roles and everyday lives through a variety of different benefits and lifestyle programmes.
Benefits include:
• generous leave entitlement, starting at 28 days plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
• flexible working practices including working from other locations and from home
• a market-leading pension scheme
• retail, travel and leisure discounts and salary sacrifice discount schemes through our Everybody Benefits offer
• commitment to staff development and continuous learning
• progression and career-enhancement opportunities
• in addition to in-house occupational health services, preferential rates on a private health scheme are available through payroll deductions
• staff who use a computer as a regular part of their job are entitled to a free eye test and potentially computer-specific glasses

Values and Behaviours

We’re a brand new organisation, bringing together committed and passionate professionals from across a number of organisations. We are all committed to public service and to delivering positive impact for York and North Yorkshire.

Join us as we shape our values and behaviours for a new and ambitious local authority.

Current vacancies

We regularly have new vacancies, please check back again as new vacancies may be added daily.

Are you ready to shape the future of York and North Yorkshire?

We are looking for an astute and experienced strategic leader with significant experience of managing others, who can also act as an external ambassador for the Combined Authority. 

We are currently recruiting to the exciting new role of Chief Executive. Find out more about this position.

Director of Resources (Section 73 Officer). Find out more about this position.

Adult Education Budget Commissioning and Contracting Officer. Find out more about the vacancy.

Climate Change Manager. Find out more about the vacancy.


What Our Staff Say

Joseph Midgley, Delivery Officer for Growth Hub
“I feel lucky to be working here at such an exciting time for the region, with lots of opportunity for personal development too. The team are great to work with, and everybody is passionate about the work they do. The culture of open communication makes me feel invested in the organisation and the work we do. The flexibility is great. I hear horror stories from friends at other organisations about arbitrary working requirements, but for us the focus is on giving people what they need to get the job done, and acknowledging we all have different lives and needs. I would recommend working here because the work is interesting, there are opportunities to grow and try new things, and the people here care about the work they are doing.”
Abi Player, Enterprise Partnership Officer for Skills
“It is very exciting to work here! I can’t wait to see the impact of all the opportunities the YNYCA will bring to all the areas of work we have been building on over the years. I don’t think I have ever worked with such a professional, genuine and supportive team of people.  I work with a number of different teams across the organisation and I am always made to feel part of the team and feel my contribution is really valued. The flexible working is truly flexible.  It offers a good balance; I usually work from home but attend in person meetings regularly. I have the freedom to do what works for me with no pressure to be in the office all the time; to ensure a work life balance. If you want a job that will have real impact across YNY area and you want to work with a great team of passionate and dedicated people in an organisation the gives you the flexibility you need, then join us at YNYCA!
Ashley Shao - Delivery Officer for Skills Bootcamps
“YNYCA is brilliant to work for, a lot of opportunities, a great platform for us to progress. The team is professional, passionate about what we are doing, very friendly and inclusive. The flexible working works perfect for me and my family and motivates me to work hard to appreciate the offer. I would highly recommend working here to everyone, great organisation to work for with good organisation culture.
David Williams, Communications Officer
“It’s great to be part of a new organisation, and one that is making a positive difference to the region where I live. There are opportunities here, and a good mix of people to work with. I feel like each day is different, and it’s nice to have the flexibility to either work in Combined Authority offices or from home.”