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
  • 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.
  • North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership Surveyor

    • Building Control Surveyor 
    • £27,668 to £31,601




    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Building Control team working within the heart of North Yorkshire. The Partnership prides itself on aiming to deliver a cost effective, efficient and professional service to all clients.

    About Us

    North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership (NYBCP) was the first Local Authority Building Control Partnership in the UK. We provide a flexible and modern building control service on behalf of Hambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby Councils. We process Building Regulation applications under the provisions of Section 91 and 92 of the Building Act 1984. In addition to Building Regulations, we undertake work in relation to dangerous structures and demolition notifications across the Partnership area. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge across all types of project and construction techniques, and encourage innovative solutions.

    The Role

    Can you effectively delivery the Building Control function and contribute towards the objectives of the Partnership throughout North Yorkshire? The Partnership requires a competent practising Building Control Surveyor, ensuring that appropriate buildings meet the regulatory standards in safety, sustainability, accessibility and design. You will need to be a team player that is able to prioritize a busy workload and demonstrate a proactive approach to plan assessment and site inspection work to check compliance with Building Regulations and associated legislation.

    You will be able to initiate and assist with enforcement action to ensure delivery of the Partnerships obligations under the Building Act and associated legislation, whilst working within a highly competitive market. Working to ensure a strong and efficient performance culture with a focus on service excellence and customer satisfaction.

    If you are training towards a role as a Building Control Surveyor and are unsure if you would meet the essential criteria, please do not hesitate to contact us for an informal discussion.

    Full job description and application forms are available to download from www.ryedale.gov.uk or email Please note CV's are not accepted.

    Closing date for applications is midday 9 June 2017
    Interview date: Monday 19 June 2017

    If you wish to have further information about this vacancy please email Robert Harper or Michelle Lanaghan or call 01347 822703

  • Veritau Trainee Auditor

    Do you want the opportunity to develop your career in a progressive and ambitious public sector shared service organisation? Veritau Logo

    The Veritau group consists of two local authority controlled companies, Veritau and Veritau North Yorkshire. The group provides internal audit, counter fraud, risk management and information governance related services to a number of councils and other public sector clients in the Yorkshire area.

    We currently have a vacancy for:

    Salary £17,772 - £20,661 plus up to 3% performance related pay

    This role represents an excellent opportunity to train for a professional career in the public sector.

    We are looking for a trainee internal auditor to undertake a training programme which will lead to membership of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors. Reporting to the audit manager you will assist in the delivery of high quality risk-based audit services across a wide ranging portfolio, gaining experience of local authority service delivery.

    The package includes membership of the local government pension scheme, performance related pay, generous leave entitlement, flexible working arrangements, and supported study leave.

    You should hold a good degree (or be in the final year of your degree course) or have equivalent specialist knowledge. You should also be outgoing, enthusiastic and self-motivated, be willing to work with others in a team environment and have good interpersonal skills.

    The position will be based at one of our offices in the York and North Yorkshire area and will involve some travel.

    Strictly no agencies STRICTLY NO CVs
    Closing Date 31 May 2017

    Interviews will be held in the week commencing 19 June 2017

    For an informal discussion about this post then please call Richard Smith on 01904 552936 or Max Thomas on 01904 552940
    For an application form, please visit our web site www.veritau.co.uk or call Jael Brown on 01609 535034 or e-mail

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