Environment Policy Researcher – Graduate Placement

  • Full Time
  • Birmingham
  • Salary: £23,859

Website West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)

Please note, this role is a 2 Year FTC

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration.  Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.

This is an exciting time for the West Midlands – the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.

Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.  This new role will truly have an impact on the whole of our region.

About the Role

The Environment is a key corporate priority for the WMCA. Our challenge is to create clean, inclusive and resilient economic growth for current and future communities and business.

This role is to help support the Environment team deliver the new #WM2041 climate change action plan. This will involve project support for the team such as administration, research, briefings, events, and communications. It will also involve leading on the delivery of small projects for the team. The role will also have a graduate training plan to ensure the placement delivers the identified required skills, training and experience for the post holder as part of their role.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  The following groups are currently under-represented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer

Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

Closing Date: 25th February 2020

Interview date: w/c 09 March 2020

We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

Supporting documents
Environment Graduate Role Profile v2.pdf
WMCA’s Benefits Calculator- Environment Graduate.pdf

To apply for this job please visit www.wmca.org.uk.