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Working at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority was established as a Mayoral Combined Authority to make life better, healthier, and fairer for all.

As the authority revises its focus to 2025, much of the original purpose and ambition remains, with increased attention to address post-pandemic areas of deficit and more recent impact of climate, energy, and cost of living crises.

This strategy signals a transition from the original devolution and broad ambition of the Combined Authority to a more focused strategic ambition and defined priority areas enabling a prosperous Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region; one that is more equitable, more environmentally sustainable, and securing good growth for its residents and businesses.

The Combined Authority comprises the seven local authorities (referred to as the Constituent Councils) and the Business Board (Local Enterprise Partnership) for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region. Working with Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, Fenland District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, Peterborough City Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and business leaders allows the Combined Authority to convene significant knowledge, expertise and local intelligence.

The Combined Authority and its constituent councils are committed to working together to enable sustainable growth.

Partnership working and delivery together with constituent councils, NHS, Integrated Care System (ICS), businesses, community groups and organisations across the region is recognised by the Combined Authority as being pivotal in delivering the ambitions for the area.

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What is it like to work at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority?
Learning and Development

We are committed to learning and development in the Combined Authority and will consider supporting you with the cost of your professional qualifications. Have a conversation with the Recruiting Manager if you think this applies to you.


We hold IT and HR Inductions on Day 1, to enable you to learn more about the Authority on your first day. This is also followed by the completion of some mandatory e-Learning. During your first six months, you will be required to attend a Corporate Induction. You will spend half a day in our office at Pathfinder House, getting to know other new starters and learning more about our organisation.


Once you start with us you will have a 6-month probation period to ensure that you are properly supported as you learn your new job and what is expected of you. We also want to identify any training or development needs you may have and put objectives in place to support you in your role and future career. You’ll have regular meetings with your line manager to discuss your progress.


We want to ensure that everyone can discuss their performance and development with their manager. During the appraisal, you will receive clear feedback on how you have been doing and set clear objectives for the coming year.


Our benefits for employees include:

  • Family friendly policies, including flexible working and parental leave

  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme for you via Vivup

  • Access to the Cycle2Work scheme

  • Payment of professional subscription fees relevant to your role (one per year, after passing your probation).

  • Learning and Development opportunities to support your career progression.

  • Benefits Provider: we offer a range of Benefits through Vivup.


We have a comprehensive wellbeing package. This includes access to an employee assistance programme, a network of mental health first aiders across the organization and monthly Mental Health & Wellbeing Meetings where we talk about a diverse range of topics.

Annual Leave

Length of service


Up to 5 years

26 days & 8 bank holidays

5-10 years

30 days & 8 bank holidays

10-15 years

31 days & 8 bank holidays

More than 15 years

32 days & 8 bank holidays


We are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme, and contributions are based on salary (see table below).

If your actual pensionable pay is:

You pay a contribution rate of:

Employee monthly contributions (monthly)

Employer monthly contributions (monthly)

Up to £16,500


Up to £75.63

From £251.63

£16,501 to £25,900


From £79.75

​From £251.64

£25,901 to £42,100


​From £140.30

​From £394.99

£42,101 to £53,300


​From £238.57

​From £642.04

​£53,301 to £74,700


​From £377.55

​From £812.84

£74,701 to £105,900


​From £616.28

​From £1,139.19

£105,901 to £124,800


​From £926.63

​From £1,614.99

​£124,801 - £187,200


​From £1,185.61

​From £1,903.22

£187,201 or more


​From £1,950.01

​​From £2,854.82