JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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On this site you can find out more about Ryedale District Council as an organisation, and how you can join us to further your career...

As a district council, we have a very special role to play in the lives of citizens across Ryedale. We deliver the services that people rely on, day-to-day. We are responsible for housing, for leisure and recreation, for waste and recycling, planning and environmental health. But beyond that, we’re the people "on the ground". We really know and understand our communities, and we work to give everyone in Ryedale the best opportunities, and the best quality of life.

Taking up that challenge will need your commitment, creativity and skill. You’ll need to solve problems, work across boundaries and think up new ways to tackle difficult issues. Working for a district council is no soft option, but if you’re up to the task, you’ll find it one of the most rewarding jobs there is.

Working for us, you can have a positive impact on the lives of more than 50,000 people. So if you really want to make a difference, we’re where you need to be.

Doing what’s right for Ryedale.

It’s more than a slogan.

Employing fewer than 200 people, Ryedale District Council is one of the smallest district councils in England. Our team may be small in size, but we’ve got big ambitions for the Council and the people we serve.

Right now, our elected members and officers are working to create a new Council Plan that will direct our activities through to 2023. We’ll be driving the economic development of our district, creating inclusive spaces and places where people can thrive, and setting the pace on sustainability and tackling climate change.

We have a big agenda, and we’re looking for people with the technical skills, drive and enthusiasm to make it happen.

For more information about Ryedale District Council please visit www.ryedale.gov.uk.

Small can be beautiful.

As a small council, Ryedale is a place where you really can get to know everyone, make links across departments, and feel part of a common enterprise. It’s a place where you’ll make friends as well as colleagues, and where you’ll soon feel at home.

Just lately we launched our People and Culture Plan, developed by our staff. Through the Plan we’re proactively supporting the performance, the engagement, and the health and wellbeing of everyone at Ryedale District Council.

We’re on track to achieve our first Wellbeing Award, and as a member of staff you’ll have access to our employee benefits scheme, cycle-to-work scheme and free onsite parking.

And with our new training plan about to launch, we can help you develop your talent and your skills.

If you’ve always thought of senior management as remote, get ready to think again. At our monthly all-staff briefings, you’ll find out about strategic developments and have the chance to ask questions of the CEO and other service leads. You’ll have a voice. We’re that kind of place.

Ryedale District Council people are strong, supportive and passionate. They challenge, and they communicate. If that sounds like you too, come and join us. You’ll fit right in.

For more information about Ryedale District Council please visit www.ryedale.gov.uk.

We think Ryedale’s pretty special.

Covering more than 150,000 hectares, it is geographically the largest district in North Yorkshire, and includes some of the most beautiful countryside in England. We’re obviously not the only ones who think so, as there are around 5.5m tourist trips to our district each year.

A large part of the North York Moors National Park sits within Ryedale, along with the Howardian Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But our countryside isn’t just nice to look at. It’s practical too. Ryedale is a rich agricultural area, with a sprinkling of market leaders in bio-tech and advanced engineering adding diversity to the economy.

We’re noted for our market towns - Helmsley, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Malton. Eminently "instagrammable", these are also "real" Yorkshire places, with a true community life and spirit. With its independent shops, restaurants and monthly food market, Malton is known as Yorkshire’s food capital. And the home of Ryedale District Council’s headquarters, of course!

For further information regarding the region take a look at www.yorkshire.com and www.visitryedale.co.uk.

OUR OPPORTUNITIES

See our current vacancies below and apply:

Role: Relief Ryecare Customer Advisor
Salary: £12.71 per hour 
Contract: Relief
Location: Ryedale House, Malton

Would you like to be part of an amazing team? Ryecare has been established for over 30 years and makes a valuable contribution to the local community, getting help to residents throughout North Yorkshire in emergency situations.

We are looking for an additional team player, someone who has a reassuring and confident manner, can keep calm under pressure – especially when dealing with stressful situations.

Ryecare Customer Advisors handle a wide range of calls from throughout North Yorkshire. The job is varied and rewarding. Due to the type of emergency calls handled, applicants must be emotionally resilient, be able to sympathise and emphasise with customers and have the ability to 'think on their feet' whilst demonstrating a caring and responsible approach. After working your shift you will really feel as though you have made a difference to the lives of others. It is important to have a ‘can do’ attitude as it can be challenging at times. Full training and support will be provided.

This post is an ‘as and when required’ basis. Therefore there are no set hours.The pay is £12.71 per hour which includes a 15% enhancement for night time and weekend shift patterns.

The shift pattern in Ryecare is as follows:

2pm-10pm 10pm-6am 6am-2pm *This is under review and subject to change

The successful applicant will be required to work on a shift basis which will include bank holidays, nights and weekend work, to cover existing staff’s annual leave and sickness. Sometimes you may be called upon at short notice, so flexibility is important. The call centre operates every day 24/7, 365 days a year. Applicants must be good decision makers and be able to prioritise their work load.

It is imperative that you are able to work on your own initiative within a framework of identified procedures and protocols.

An enhanced DBS is required for this post.

Contact us

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Kerry Clements via email: kerry.clements@ryedale.gov.uk

Key dates

Closing date: Thursday 25th November 2020

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Role: Workshop Supervisor
Salary: £31,346 - £35,745
Contract: Permanent
Location: Ryedale House, Malton

Are you a qualified HGV/LGV mechanic? Are you looking for your next challenge where you can help improve and develop a small-specialised team?

You will work alongside the Streetscene manager to improve and develop fleet maintenance & workshop systems. You will be responsible for leading a small close-knit team, creating morale and encouraging a strong work ethic. You will support the continuous improvement of services and deliver improvement programmes and projects to ensure a smooth delivery of service.

The successful candidate will work in specialist engineering workshops to ensure the fleet of HGV’S, vans and plant remain at the forefront of safety and roadworthiness. Using your expertise, you will carry out planned and unplanned vehicle maintenance as well as supervise & carry out technical repairs and diagnostic works, quality checks and inspections in line with the vehicle maintenance program on a wide range of vehicles as well as day to day service and repair works.

Working for Ryedale District Council comes with some beneficial Employee Benefits, these include employee discount and salary sacrifice schemes, flexible working, generous leave entitlement and a career average pension scheme.

If you enjoy applying creative and innovative thinking to your problem solving and have a strong customer focus with the aim to maintain high standards of performance and service delivery. We would like to hear from you.

Contact us

For an informal discussion about the role please contact either Chris Granger, Streetscene Manager on 01653 600666 ext 43481, or via email chris.granger@ryedale.gov.uk

Key dates

Closing date:  Sunday 13th December 2020

Interview date: 21st December 2020

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Role: Senior Planning Officer
Salary: £35,745 - £40,876
Contract: Permanent, full time
Location: Ryedale House, Malton

A role has arisen in our Planning Service for an experienced Planner to work primarily on planning policy matters. You would be joining us just as we start the review of our development plan and this is an exciting role for anyone who would relish the opportunity to influence this from the start.

 

As well as all aspects of plan-making you will also be responsible for the preparation of other policy documents including Supplementary Planning Documents and Design Guides and Infrastructure Planning. You will also contribute to the development of wider Council strategies and work with neighbouring authorities on cross boundary strategic issues. Ideally you will be someone who has good experience of working in planning policy in a local authority environment.

 

We are a small team of planners and conservation specialists. You will also play an important role in the development management process, as we apply a development team approach to major planning applications and pre-application enquiries.

 

We are seeking someone who enjoys working as part of a team and someone who is committed to developing junior members of the team. We are friendly, supportive team that is committed to delivering a positive and responsive Planning service and we’d like you to share this vision.

 

RDC is an ambitious and forward thinking Council, resolute in our commitment to the communities of Ryedale. We are committed to delivering what matters for Ryedale by: prioritising and achieving sustainable growth, focusing on our customers and communities and demonstrating a ‘One Ryedale' approach.

The Council provides services for approximately 53,000 residents, local businesses and the many visitors to the area. The district encompasses beautiful countryside including the popular North York Moors National Park and Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated between Scarborough on the Yorkshire Coast and the historic City of York, Ryedale is a fantastic place to live and work. Our offices are based in the thriving market town of Malton - Yorkshire’s ‘Food Capital’, in walking distance from the train station and with free staff car parking.

Contact us

For an informal discussion please contact Jill Thompson, Planning and Development Manager on 01653 600666 ext 43327.

Key dates

Closing date:  Sunday 13th December 2020

Interview date: Friday 18th December 2020

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Role: Financial Support Officer 
Salary: £24,012
Contract: Permanent, up to 30 hours per week
Location: Ryedale House, Malton

 

An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Support Officer to join our team on a permanent basis. Key elements of the job will include:

· Supporting the administration of key financial processes and advising and assisting other officers on all aspects relating to their use such as:

· Banking and cash management

· Creditors and payments made by the council

· Debtors and payments made to the council

· Insurance

· Payroll

 

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is a strong team player. You will have good IT skills - including Excel, Word and Outlook. Good organisational and communication skills - along with tact and diplomacy. The ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and prioritise your work. Delivering accuracy and attention to detail is essential, as is proven analytical numerical skills and previous experience of financial administration - including working with and interrogating financial systems.

 

Flexibility in hours of work is required around ‘closedown of accounts’ and setting of budgets

 

RDC is an ambitious and forward thinking Council, resolute in our commitment to the communities of Ryedale. We are committed to delivering what matters for Ryedale by: prioritising and achieving sustainable growth, focusing on our customers and communities and demonstrating a ‘One Ryedale' approach.

The Council provides services for approximately 53,000 residents, local businesses and the many visitors to the area. The district encompasses beautiful countryside including the popular North York Moors National Park and Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated between Scarborough on the Yorkshire Coast and the historic City of York, Ryedale is a fantastic place to live and work. Our offices are based in the thriving market town of Malton - Yorkshire’s ‘Food Capital’, in walking distance from the train station and with free staff car parking.

Contact us

For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Keiran Owen on 01653 600 666 ext 43449 or via email keiran.owen@ryedale.gov.uk

Key dates

Closing date:  Sunday 13th December 2020

Interview date: 21st/22nd December 2020

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