Ryedale District Council

Ryedale District Council - careers

  • Careers advice

    Help for pupils who are about to leave school to choose a career or a further education/training course

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    Please note that this service is not provided by Ryedale District Council. Information on this service is provided by North Yorkshire County Council and can be found on their jobs advice webpage.

  • Current vacancies

    Any current vacancies are listed immediately below (NB if there are no vacancies there will be nothing listed).
    The Council also advertises its job vacancies in the local Job Centre.
    How to Apply
    A full information pack containing details of the post and the section which the role is based in is available with each advertised post.
    You can complete the job application form and access the Vacancy Briefing pack by clicking on the links listed above. A hard copy can also be requested from Human Resources or by telephone on 01653 600666 ext 350.  Please state the post you are applying for and your contact details.  All applications must be made on the Council's hard copy or electronic application forms; CVs will not be accepted.
    Completed application forms can be submitted by email to or by post to Human Resources, Ryedale District Council, Old Malton Road, Malton, YO17 7HH.
    After the Closing Date
    Applications are anonymously and individually assessed by the recruiting panel. Applicants must meet all the essential criteria in order to be considered for interview. Consequently, it is important that you clearly evidence the essential and desirable criteria of the person specification. Commonly, the desirable criteria will also be used to help identify the applicants to be selected for interview.

    Please note that due to the high number of applications that are normally received if you do not hear from Ryedale District Council within 14 days of the closing date please assume you have not been successful in being invited for interview.

    Any interest in applying to Ryedale District Council for employment is appreciated. However, due to the number of applications received, it is not possible to offer feedback to applicants who are not invited for interview. This also supports an open, fair and transparent process whilst eliminating the risk of any perception that an individual may have been given an unfair advantage, should they apply in the future.

    There may be times when interview dates are set in the advertisement due to commitments the interview panel may have. For that reason it may not be possible to Disability logomake alternative arrangements for an individual’s personal circumstance.

    Positive about Disabled People - We follow guidance from JobCentre Plus and use the 'two ticks' disability symbol to highlight that we make five commitments regarding recruitment, training, retention, consultation and disability awareness. Further information on these commitments can be found on the DirectGov website.
    Please note that, in the interests of economy, acknowledgements of applications will not normally be made. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the selection process as soon as possible.
    Our policy requires that all applicants must apply to a current vacancy; therefore speculative applications will not be accepted.
    Data Protection
    Any personal information supplied to the Council by way of a job application will be used only for its intended purpose, that is, for recruitment and selection. Successful candidates' applications will obviously be retained throughout their employment; all other applicants' information will be destroyed six months from receipt. Information received via equal opportunities forms will be used for monitoring purposes only and also destroyed six months after receipt.

    Benefits of Working at Ryedale District Council

    Free Car Parking
    Free car parking is available on site for all Council employees.
    Flexitime and Homeworking
    A system of flexible working is available to most Council staff which enables staff to choose their hours of work between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm.  Alternatively if appropriate to the duties of the post and with managerial agreement, staff may work either all or some of their time at home.
    Canteen Facilities
    Subsidised canteen facilities are available for both full meals, light lunches and snacks at Ryedale House.
    Health Care Scheme
    There are several not-for-profit health schemes administered by the Council for all employees, offering significant benefits on various forms of medical treatment.
    Leisure/Health Benefits
    Discounts are available for Ryedale staff at the two swimming pools in Malton and Pickering (swimming only).  From time to time other health practitioners may offer services at Ryedale House, such as massage, yoga and pilates.
    Reimbursement of Travel Costs
    For those using their own car for work purposes a mileage allowance is paid which covers both petrol costs and a wear and tear element. 
    Childcare Vouchers
    The Council uses Computershare Ltd to provide childcare vouchers for all staff paying National Insurance who pay for childcare.  These vouchers provide a significant discount on almost all childcare costs.
    Free Counselling and Occupational Health Services
    The Council provides a free, fully confidential counselling service and an Occupational Health Adviser is available for appointments, if necessary.
    Family Friendly Leave
    There are a number of policies at Ryedale District Council designed to help families balance work and domestic commitments. They include:
    • maternity leave
    • paternity/maternity support leave
    • parental leave
    • the right to request an amended working pattern
    Learning and Development
    Staff at all levels are encouraged to learn and develop.  This is facilitated through a variety of means such as mentoring programmes, development centres, secondments and internal and external training courses.  Longer term professional training courses are also often financed and encouraged.
    Equal Opportunities
    Ryedale District Council is committed to achieving fairness and equality in employment. The aim of our policy is to ensure that no employee, or potential employee, receives less favourable treatment or is disadvantaged on the grounds of disability, race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, religious belief or any other unjustifiable cause not specified.
    Annual Leave
    The amount of annual leave entitlement depends on length of service and salary grade, as shown below.
    Annual Leave per Length of Service and Salary Scale
    Salary Scale

    0 - 5 years

    Over 5 years

    Grades 1 to 6 inclusive
    23 days
    28 days
    Grades 7 and 8
    25 days
    28 days
    Grades 9 to 12
    27 days
    30 days
    Senior Management Team
    30 days
    33 days
    Local Government Pension Scheme
    The Local Government Pension Scheme is a statutory, funded pension scheme. With effect from 1 April 2014 this is a 'Career Average Pension Scheme', which means:
    • It remains a defined benefits scheme
    • Your State Pension Age becomes your 'normal pension age', which is dependant upon your date of birth

    The Career Average Pension Scheme provides for:

    • flexibility from age 55 to 75 when you can take your pension
    • flexibility about the amount you pay to be a member of the scheme.
    • extra cover including a lump sum payment of three times your annual pensionable pay if you die whilst an active member of LGPS.
    Recognised Trade Union
    The Council recognises the trade union UNISON which represents staff, and offers local and national benefits to members.
    Full information on all these benefits is available from Human Resources, email Human Resources
  • Derwent Lodge - Project Officer

    • 24hrs a week, Tuesday to Friday 9am until 3pm, hours are flexible
    • £17,547 to £19,939 pro-rata

    Derwent Lodge is a Supported Housing Scheme based in Norton, Malton and the accommodation is available to those in housing need aged 16 and over. The Council is looking to enhance the dynamic and enthusiastic team to help people in housing need to improve their lives by providing support and opportunities for a more positive future.

    Main Purpose of the Job:
    •    To carry out day to day management tasks at our single persons supported accommodation project to ensure smooth running of the project. To ensure rent accounts and petty cash accounts are kept up to date and to ensure that Housing Benefit is in payment and keep in constant communication with the support workers where delays are due to clients.
    •    To ensure the effective repair and maintenance of the project, including Health and safety and Fire Risk. To produce and circulate memos to staff where information needs disseminating.
    •    To maintain records and databases for residents when arriving and departing.
    •    To work with the Young Persons accommodation Pathway in ensuring their records are kept up to date.
    •    Provide all statistical returns in order to ensure compliance with NYCC contractual liabilities.
    •    Day to day management of the projects budgets, including positive activities, cleaning, repairs and maintenance and equipment contracts. Ensure the fixtures and fittings are in a good state of repair ensuring replacement where needed. Review the policies and procedures as and when required and ensuring that the project is staffed 24 hours a day.
    The successful post holder will have experience of working within a team, the ability to communicate effectively and have experience in dealing with clients who are often vulnerable and experience chaotic lives. The post holder will have the ability to remain resilient and confident throughout their role and possess excellent organisational and IT skills.

    Training will be offered.

    For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Kim Robertshaw on 01653 600666 Ext 383.

    Application packs are available on the RDC website; by telephone on 01653 600666 ext 292 or email  

    Closing date for applications:  Midday 24th February 2017
    Interviews to take place: 9th + 10th March 2017

  • Derwent Lodge - Support Assistant

    • Weekdays £7.89 per hour
    • Saturdays x 1.5
    • Sundays x 1.5

    Derwent Lodge is a Supported Housing Project based in Norton. The accommodation is available to those in housing need aged 16 and over. The Council is looking to expand our enthusiastic team; to help people improve their lives, by providing support and opportunities for a more positive future.

    • Average 22.5 hours a week
    • More shifts could be available

    Week 1
    Wednesday 4.30pm – 9pm
    Friday          4.45pm - 9pm
    Saturday      4.45pm – 9pm
    Sunday         8.45am - 8pm

    Week 2
    Wednesday  4.30pm – 9pm
    Saturday       8.45am – 5pm
    Sunday        11.30am – 9pm

    Main Purpose of the Job:

    • To assist in coordinating positive activities for our residents in the supported accommodation.
    • To assist in the successful day to day running of the project and help to provide cover.
    • The majority of shifts will be to cover evenings, weekends and bank holidays and provide cover for annual leave and sickness, as and when required.

    The Support Assistants will:

    • Build relationships with residents and help to develop activities for involvement in the community.
    • Encourage clients to explore learning and job opportunities and liaise with external agencies.
    • Help with the running of the project, deal with residents queries, assist Support Workers, keep daily logs and records.
    • Help with duties associated with managing accommodation e.g. administration, health & safety, checking room conditions.
    • General cleaning duties of communal areas and assist the residents in maintaining clean and tidy rooms.
    • To assist the cleaner in preparing vacated rooms for new residents.

    The successful postholder will have experience of working within a team, the ability to communicate effectively and have experience in dealing with clients who are often vulnerable and experience chaotic lives. The postholder will have the ability to remain resilient and confident throughout their role.

    For an informal discussion about this vacancy, contact Sarah Whalley on 01653 698912

    Application packs are available on the RDC website; by telephone on 01653 600666 ext 292 or email

    Closing date for applications: Midday 24th February 2017
    Interviews to take place: 9th + 10th March 2017

  • Employment and training initiatives

    Know which career you want but don’t know what qualifications or training you need to achieve it?
    For further information on careers and employment advice visit the gov.uk website.
  • Streescene Vacancies

    Fixed Term contracts to 30/11/2017

    Are you interested in covering any of these positions currently available in our Waste Management service?

    • Drivers - LGV
    • Streetscene Operatives

    Hourly Rates are £9.09 for Large Goods Vehicle driving and £8.39 for Streetscene Operatives.

    If you have a flexible approach, are an effective team player, have a strong customer focus to maintain high standards of performance and service delivery, together with the ability to work on your own initiative and comply with health and safety working practices and procedures we would like to hear from you.

    For an informal discussion please contact:
    Keith Biggins, Streetscene Operations Manager on 01653 600666 ext 485 or e-mail

    Application packs are available on the website please visit www.ryedale.gov.uk or email or telephone (01653) 600666

    Closing Date for applications: Midday 24 February 2017

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