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Working for Leeds City Council

As one of the largest employers in the region we offer a wide range of job and training opportunities. We currently employ staff in roles as diverse as librarians, cooks, engineers, gardeners and care assistants, to name just a few.

You can view and apply for current vacancies with Leeds City Council by going to our online jobsite.

Employee benefits
We offer staff a very generous package of benefits including the following.

Pensions - When you start work for the council you will automatically join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) if you have a contract of employment that will last for at least 3 months and are under the age of 75. For more information on the pension scheme please go to the LGPS website.

Training and development - Leeds City Council is recognised under the Investors in People (IiP) scheme. We are committed to making sure all staff receive the right training and development to help deliver excellent services to the people of Leeds. Our aim is to develop an empowered, motivated and effective workforce.

Holiday - You will receive generous holiday entitlements. The amount of annual leave you get depends on the grade of your job, but it will be at least 32 days holiday (including 8 statutory bank holidays). After five years service you get at least four days of extra annual leave. Holidays are reduced proportionally for staff who do not work full-time.

Flexible working and job share arrangements - We have a range of flexible working options including flexi time, term time only working and compressed hours to help you to achieve work-life balance.

We also operate a job share scheme which allows you to apply for all full time posts (unless the advertisement states otherwise), on a half post basis (usually 18.5 hours per week). Job share applicants will be treated in the same way as full time applicants.

Maternity, paternity and adoption benefits - We offer very generous maternity and adoption benefits in comparison to many employers. New fathers (or partners, husbands or civil partners) can also benefit from two weeks paid leave, and take advantage of options for sharing part of the maternity entitlement.

Employee assistance programme - When you work for us, you and your family can use a free, confidential helpline service offering advice and support on legal, financial and health issues.

Childcare vouchers - If you have children, you can choose to buy childcare vouchers up to the value of £55 a week from your salary. This is non-taxable and can save you more than £900 a year on the cost of childcare. The vouchers can be used to pay for most types of childcare including nurseries, child minders, before and after school clubs and holiday schemes.

Important note about politiically restricted posts

Politically restricted posts are defined by legislation to ensure the neutrality of council officers in key positions. Anyone in a politically restricted post is prohibited from taking part in specific political activities, including standing as a councillor for any council, or as an MP or MEP. If you feel your application may be affected by these restrictions please contact the recruitment service, who can advise on whether you can apply for an exemption from political restriction.

I have found a job I would like to apply for, is there any guidance to help me?

​Guidance notes can be found on the link below. Read the guidance notes carefully. Unless other pre-selection techniques are used, the decision to shortlist you for interview will be based solely on the information you provide in your application.​

Guidance notes webpage

I am having problems logging in to the jobsite, what should I do?

​There are two possible reasons for problems logging in:

The first is that you may have not registered with the job site. To be able to apply for jobs online you first need to register. To do this, please click the ‘Register today’ link on the home page and follow the instructions.

The second reason is that the email address or password you have entered may be unsuitable. Due to the nature of the information stored on the site, passwords are required to be as secure as possible. Your password must therefore be between 8 and 15 characters long and must contain a number and a special character (e.g. apr1c£tst0ne).

How will I know if I have been shortlisted for interview?

​Applicants who are invited to attend an interview will be contacted by email or by post once shortlisting has taken place (and at least five working days before the interview date). Applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email or post to be informed that, on this occasion, their application has been unsuccessful. If your application is unsuccessful, please do not let this deter you from applying for future positions.

If you would like feedback on your application, please contact the Recruitment team on 0113 22 43022 and we will be able to arrange this.​

I am having difficulty using the site, who can I contact?

​If you have any queries about the site you can contact our Recruitment team on 0113 3943022​ or email us.

How do I make a complaint regarding the recruitment process?

​To make a complaint or submit a compliment to us about any council service, please use our online complaints form which can be found in the compliments and complaints section.

Compliments and complaints

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