Working for the Chamber

The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce exists to support business. Our mission: to be recognised as an essential part of growing businesses by sharing opportunities, knowledge and expertise, with a strong business voice influencing decision makers at all levels. As accredited members of the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC), we have been supporting business for over 170 years.

As accredited chambers, we sit at the heart of local business communities, helping companies – of every size and section – to grow and thrive. Chambers provide practical advice and support British companies trading all over the world.

Why work with us?

A local employer with an international presence that has genuine impact on your local area, the Chamber is proactive in attracting talent and boosting careers.

Benefits of working with us:

  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays, raising with service
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 35 hour working week
  • Hybrid working / working from home option
  • Lifeworks, personalised benefits
  • Chances to earn time in lieu
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts via the Chamber offers scheme and lifeworks membership
  • An ‘exceptional employee’ scheme – opportunity to be recognised for going the extra mile
  • A chance to set goals and develop your career through regular performance reviews
Current Vacancies

Chief Executive (Job Ref 120) Closing Date: 14th January 2022

Following the recent announcement that our Chief Executive, Sandy Needham, is retiring, the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce would like to invite applications of interest from those who have a passion for business, and have a good understanding of how the Chamber connects, supports and represents businesses across the region.

How to Apply:

The appointment of the Chamber’s new Chief Executive office is being handled by Natasha Hudson, Group HR Manager, WNY Chamber.

Interviews will be held on 24th and 25th of January 2022. Please indicate if you are not going to be available on those dates.

Please apply by forwarding a copy of your CV together with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position to natasha.hudson@wnychamber.co.uk.

The closing date for applications is 14th January 2022

 

International Trade Advisor (Job Ref 118) 

International Trade Advisor Job Description and Person Specification

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and practical person to join our trade procedures division. Our expectations are high – so what will you need to succeed? You’ll need lots of common sense, enjoy a busy environment, have a positive approach to solving problems, excellent listening skills and a desire to progress.

APPLY NOW – Upload your CV along with a completed Equal Opportunities Form

 

Business Adviser – Ad:venture Programme (Job Ref 117) 

Business Adviser Job Description

Contract type: Fixed term appointment until end June 2023

Salary: £32 – £35,000 – 35hrs/week

Are you a confident and enthusiastic networker ?  Do you have better than average engagement skills and a genuine interest in the local business community ?    Then we’d like to hear from you!

We are recruiting a Business Adviser to join our team, to work across the Wakefield district, with a blended approach of working from home and our offices.

To be successful you will need experience of providing on a one to one basis, a mix of information and expertise that include, but not limited to, advice on business planning, access to finance and strategic growth plans whilst understanding the barriers faced by young high growth businesses.

Ad:Venture is a £12 million programme, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will support new and young businesses across the Leeds City Region, helping them to achieve their growth potential. The programme offers a range of support including; grants, one to one advice and workshops, along with specialist support from our partners.

The adviser team is central to the delivery of support and guidance to pre-start and start-up businesses up to 36 months old, with growth potential and opportunities to create jobs.

Apply Now – complete the forms below and email them to recruitment@wnychamber.co.uk

Equal Opportunities Form

Application Form

 

Part Time Receptionist (Job Share) (Job Ref 119) 

Part Time Receptionist Job Description and Person Specification

We are looking for an efficient and professional receptionist to provide administrative support to colleagues and clients of the Chamber of Commerce.

APPLY NOW – Upload your CV along with a completed Equal Opportunities Form

 

Events Co-ordinator (Job Ref Evt12022)

Events Co-ordinator Job Description and Person Specification

Working as part of the Chamber Events team you will be responsible for planning, promoting and delivering Events, across the West & North Yorkshire Region.

We need a high energy and adaptable individual, who is pro-active and customer focused,  with exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.   Organisation is key to the success of this role, so strong administration and IT skills will be essential.

The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines is essential, as is the need to manage and plan your own workload.  Time management skills are vital as well as the ability to work on your own but also as part of a team

APPLY NOW – Upload your CV along with a completed Equal Opportunities Form

Closing date 14th January 2022