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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.

For more information about Ryedale District Council please visit

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

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: Planning Officer
Salary: £26,317 to £30,507
Contract: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Full time, permanent.
Location: Malton Y017 6BT

An interesting role has arisen in our Planning Department for an experienced Planning Officer to join us to manage a case of household planning applications, related minor submissions plus applications for Listed Building Consent and pre-application proposals.

If you’re looking to join a small, friendly and knowledgeable planning team this is an ideal opportunity to further develop your Planning knowledge. You will be provided with the chance to expand your experience by taking responsibility to deal with a more varied and complicated caseload and we can provide you with an opportunity to contribute towards planning policy development as we look to review our Local Plan.

Ideally you will be someone who has some experience of dealing with household planning applications in a local authority environment or who has similar experience in a Planning service.

We’re seeking someone who enjoys working as part of a team, in return we’ll support you to develop your knowledge in the sector. Our team are committed to delivering a positive and responsive Planning service and we’d like you to share this vision.

Ryedale District Council are an ambitious and forward thinking Council, resolute in our commitment to the communities of Ryedale. The Council is committed to continually achieving our established direction and vision, to ensure we keep delivering what matters for Ryedale; through prioritising and achieving sustainable growth, focusing on customers and communities and demonstrating a ‘One Ryedale' approach.

Ryedale District 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. Ryedale District Council offices are based in Malton, a small Market town known as Yorkshire’s ‘Food Capital’. Close to the North York Moors with countryside, the Ryedale District is a fantastic place to live and work. Our offices provide free staff parking and are walking distance from the train station.

Contact us

For an informal discussion please contact Gary Housden, Head of Planning and Regulatory Services on 01653 600666, ext 43307.

Key dates

Deadline for applications: Midnight on 7 June 2020
Interview date: 24 June 2020

Key documents

Job Description and Person Specification


To apply for this role, click the ‘Apply’ button below.


Role:  Client Telecare Adviser (Ryecare Operator)
Salary: £20,751
Location: Malton Y017 6BT

An opportunity has arisen to assist with the delivery of the Ryecare Lifeline Service, joining our existing team based at Ryedale House in Malton.


Would you like to make a difference to residents throughout North Yorkshire? This post is within a dedicated and conscientious team, handling emergency calls in an office that operates 24/7, 365 days a year. It can at times be challenging, but is a very rewarding job.


Due to the nature of emergency calls handled in Ryecare, applicants must be emotionally resilient, be able to sympathise and emphasise with customers in difficult situations, have the ability to 'think on their feet'  and make split second decisions, often whilst lone working out of hours.


The shift pattern for this position is:

Week 1

Monday and Tuesday nights 22:00-06:00 and Friday 2pm-10pm

Week 2

Monday and Tuesday nights 22:00-06:00

Week 3

Sunday Night 22:00-06:00

Followed by Week 1.

*There is also one 8 hour floating support night shift per month.


The pay is £10.76 per hour plus a 10% enhancement for night time working on all contracted hours (there is also a pay award pending).


You will be required to work on a shift basis which will include bank holidays and nights. There is also an additional floating support night shift of 8 hours per month, where you would be called upon, as and when required.  Sometimes, you may be called at short notice, so flexibility is important.


Additional duties include call handling for the out of hours repairs reporting service and dealing with any other emergency situation for Ryedale, Richmondshire, Craven and Selby District Council.


It is imperative that you are able to work on your own initiative within a framework of identified procedures and protocols.  Operators must demonstrate a caring, sympathetic, professional and responsible approach when dealing with vulnerable people and be effective communicators.


Applicants must be good decision makers, be able to prioritise their work load and be able to work calmly under pressure. Full training and support will be given.

Contact us

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Kerry Clements on 01653 600666 Ext 43263 or email

Key dates

Deadline for applications: Midnight on 21 June 2020
Interview date: Week commencing 22 June 2020

Key documents

Job Description and Person Specification


To apply for this role, click the ‘Apply’ button below.


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