Digital Project and Policy Support Officer

Digital Project and Policy Support Officer

Salary: £30,151-£33,820 per annum (indicative)

Hours:  36.25 per week (Monday-Friday)

Contract: Fixed term to March 2024

Location: GMCA offices at Tootal Buildings, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 6EU (flexible working arrangements apply, in line with GMCA Hybrid Working policy:

Advert closing date: 30th October 2023


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Your role:

The Digital Project and Policy Support Officer role is to support to the Digital Policy Team to deliver several priorities including GMCA’s Digital Inclusion Agenda for Change, our GM Cyber Strategy, Digital Growth, and Digital support for Net Zero. 


The GM Digital Blueprint 2023-26 sets out the next chapter to Greater Manchester being a world-leading digital city-region, with people, the environment and place at the heart of our plans.


The Policy and Project Support Officer role will provide analytical support, briefing and report writing, stakeholder management and project support. This is a fast-paced role contributing to the delivery of high-profile GMCA policy ambitions.


About you: 

You will be passionate and curious about the potential for digital technologies, building relationships and the power of collaboration. You will have an understanding of policy development and of how individual priorities contribute to the bigger picture.


You will be an effective and adept team player with the energy to have an impact and the sensitivity to do so constructively.


You will have strong planning and organisational skills, with the ability to multitask across several different priority areas.


This is an outward-facing, cross-cutting role requiring engagement with other GMCA teams and external stakeholders at all levels, including supporting the GM Digital governance groups.


You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to clearly and accurately convey messages and concepts in a compelling way to a range of audiences.


In addition to remuneration and the opportunities presented by this role, there is significant flexibility in working arrangements, public sector pension contributions and you will be working with an energetic and fast moving team working to have a significant and beneficial impact at scale on the economy and society of Greater Manchester.


About us:

As an employer, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of a number of key Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS); Waste and Resources; Environment; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police, Crime and Criminal Justice; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and the Commissioning Hub.

We value the diversity of our employees, and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, Trans status and Non-binary identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We have guidance 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.

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Our offer:

In return for your hard work, we offer our employees a competitive package as part of our offer that you can find out more about here: GMCA offer - Green book.docx


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Hybrid working


This role is part of GMCA’s hybrid working scheme. As part of our commitment to ‘Build Back Fairer’ in Greater Manchester following the Covid-19 pandemic, we have evolved our management methods by trusting and empowering staff to deliver their work in the best way that suits the business and their individual needs, and supports health and wellbeing. Our hybrid working policy sets out a flexible approach, combining attendance at our Manchester city centre office remote working, typically from home; the location of work is primarily dictated by the needs of the business: ‘Do what is right for you and the business on that day’. If appointed to the role you will work with your manager to agree and regularly review the best working pattern for you, your team and your work.




Digital Project and Policy Support Officer
Location: GMCA