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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.

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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.

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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!

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See our current vacancies below and apply:

Role: Property and Facilities Manager
Salary: £34,788 - £39,782
Contract: Permanent, full time 37 hours per week
Location: Ryedale House, Malton YO17 7 HH


If you can provide expert contributions and advice on property management across a small yet complex public sector property portfolio and are looking for a new challenge, then this is the role for you.


This is a great chance to use your creativity and experience to help lead Ryedale District Council to develop strategic plans for the Council’s property and facilities, and manage all aspects of the day-to-day work associated with the portfolio. You will use your forwarding thinking attitude and progressive vision to develop a strategy for our assets, as well as drive the delivery of the annual preventative and reactive maintenance programme and provide the Council with professional and technical advice and expertise on a range of properties, land and assets including operational sites, tenant facilities, car parks, open spaces and village greens.


This is your opportunity to play a key role in delivering an extensive programme of activities to ensure all Council owned facilities and assets are safe and compliant, meeting all regulatory requirements and proactively identify and progress development opportunities to maximise the benefit of the assets to support economic development within Ryedale, support council objectives and drive income streams. You will act as the principal source of advice, guidance and expertise in all property-related matters and will be responsible for the management and maintenance of buildings, plant, equipment and services ensuring thorough electronic auditable records are maintained.


Ryedale is a unique place to live and work with a landscape, environment and natural assets which are unparalleled. We want to ensure we provide facilities and services to the highest standard for the public, our tenants and staff. You will be part of the Economic Development team and use your experience of working collaboratively across departments and with external partners to deliver innovative ideas.


Our employees have access to a variety of competitive benefits including generous leave entitlement, career average pension scheme with excellent benefits, access to salary sacrifice schemes/discounts and agile and flexible working.


Contact us

Please feel free to call either Phillip Spurr, Director of Economic Development, Business and Partnerships on 07824 588913 or Amy Thomas, Principal Economic Development Officer on 07425533658 if you would like an informal chat about the role.

Key dates

Closing date: 20th September 2020

Video interview dates: 1st October 2020

Key documents

Job description & person specification 


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