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
  • Customer Service Officer - Business & Democracy

    • 1 post temporary up to 12 months
    • 37 hpw
    • Salary Grade H (£20,138 to £22,658 per annum)

    As part of a team you will have responsibility for providing support around council tax revenue, non-domestic rates, income from services, financial administration support, finance systems, electoral registration, elections and council meeting administration. A flexible approach is key to be able to support to colleagues across all other areas of customer service, helping ensure the delivery of a high quality and responsive service.

    For an informal discussion on the above 2 posts please contact Angela Jones, Customer Services Lead on 01653 600666 ext 220 or email

    Application packs are available to download below or email:

    Closing date for applications is 12 May 2017

  • Customer Service Officer - Place & Environment

    • 1 post permanent
    • 37 hpw
    • Salary Grade H (£20,138 to £22,658 per annum)

    Together with team members you will be a primary point of entry for a variety of cases for development management validations, applications planning enforcement, food safety and environmental protection. With a solutions and outcomes focussed approach you will be flexible in working practices and be able to manage a broad spectrum of working a timely way. Experience in some of these areas would be useful though effective delivery of this demanding high profile service is vital.

    For an informal discussion on the above post please contact Karen Hood, Senior Customer Services Officer - Place on 01653 600666 ext 386 or email

    Application packs are available below or email

    Closing date for applications is 12 May 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.
  • Senior Customer Advisor

    • 1 post temporary up to 12 months
    • 37 hpw
    • Salary Grade F (£27,668 to £36,379 per annum)

    As a Team Leader with people management responsibilities your key role will involve front line customer service. This important management role oversees and provides direction to enable successful resolution of customer enquiries. You will have a passion for delivering a high expectation customer service, have excellent communication and influencing skills and a collaborative team based approach to work.

    For an informal discussion on the above post please contact Angela Jones, Customer Services Lead on 01653 600666 ext 220 or email Angela Jones.

    Application packs are available to download below or via email:

    Closing date for applications is 12 May 2017

  • Senior Specialist - Place

    • 37 hpw
    • Salary Grade F (£27,668 to £36,379 per annum)

    The Specialist Place team delivers a range of functions including strategic planning, economic development, development management, building conservation and conservation of the natural environment. This is one of a number of senior roles within the team with primary responsibilities for development management , including planning enforcement and providing some support to strategic planning.

    We need an experienced planner who is capable of effectively managing their own large and varied caseload including major applications to deliver growth and employment. You will have excellent negotiation and influencing skills and a collaborative approach to working with others . You will be pragmatic and versatile with a real desire to deliver a high quality and responsive service for our customers and commitment to our corporate aims .

    For an informal discussion please contact: Jill Thompson, Principal Specialist - Place on 01653 600666 ext 327 or email

     Application packs are available below or by request on email to

    Closing date is 12 May 2017

  • Specialist - Place

    • 37 hpw
    • Salary Grade G (£22,658 to £27,668)

    A planner/planning graduate is required to play an important role in maintaining our excellent customer service and performance on a range of planning applications. Based within the Specialist Place team , the role primarily has development management and enforcement responsibilities with flexibility to support colleagues in the delivery of the full range of place-based functions.

    For an informal discussion please contact: Jill Thompson, Principal Specialist - Place on 01653 600666 ext 327 or email

    Application packs are available below or upon request by email to

    Closing date for applications is 12 May 2017

  • Streetscene Principal Operations Officer

    • 1 post permanent
    • 37 hpw
    • Salary Grade E (£36,379 to £40,057 per annum)

    This is a significant management role with responsibility for the successful development and operational delivery of an exemplary Streetscene and Waste services for the Council. In managing the most highly visible service the council provides, the role has a high impact on residents and there is a need to cope with fast paced, high pressure situations.

    An in-depth knowledge of Streetscene and Waste matters and be able to translate policy and strategy into pragmatic and outcome focused delivery of services is essential. With responsibility for managing the effective delivery of street based local services and the provision of a clean safe environment for the community you will bring successful leadership in managing a multi disciplinary Streetscene team and a proven track record in delivering service improvement as well as strong commercial acumen.

    For an informal discussion please contact Beckie Bennett, Delivery and Frontline Services Lead on 01653 600666 ext 483 or email

     Application packs are available to download below or by request on email to

    Closing date for applications is Friday 12 May


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