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.
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 make 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
0 - 5 years
Over 5 years
Grades 1 to 6 inclusive
Grades 7 and 8
Grades 9 to 12
Senior Management Team
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:
Recognised Trade Union
- 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.
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