Our Business Support teams deliver a wide range of essential services to the council.

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  • You will be an integral part of the organisation

Working in our innovative Business Support teams you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your communication skills, both verbal and written, as well being able to use your exceptional customer care skills, for dealing with colleagues, clients and stakeholders. You will have the ability to prioritise your own workload, working with limited supervision and expressing your voice in our staff surveys. 

We can help you develop your knowledge and skills in data inputting, GDPR and Microsoft Office products. We will provide you the training required to develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the service being supported. You will gain transferable skills such as minute taking, the ability to produce documents in a variety of formats and style to suit a range of audiences and working as part of a team. 

We Offer flexible hybrid working and you will be welcomed into a supportive team of professionals who will help you grow and develop within the role. You will be able to gain experience in a fast paced office environment. Working in Business Support at the council will give you the opportunity for cross team working, opening up the wider organisation for you to become an important part of.  

See below for our opportunities across North Yorkshire

At North Yorkshire County Council we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace for all of our employees and service users. We encourage our Council employees to join the staff networks, and participate in Network activities.  

VIRD (Value in Racial Diversity)  

The Value in Racial Diversity Network is a space for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority employees working across the Council to connect and network, providing a safe space to share their personal and professional experiences.  

DEN (Disabled Employee Network)  

The Disabled Employee Network is a space for those who identify as disabled or have a long-term health condition, providing a safe space of support for members who may be experiencing difficulties at work. There is a focus on improving and promoting positive change, advising on making the Council more inclusive of disabled employees and service users, alongside increasing awareness of issues affecting disabled employees at the Council. In the Disabled Employee Network, disability is considered in its widest context and includes, but is not limited to, physical disabilities, neurodiversity /specific learning difficulties / learning differences (e.g dyslexia), autism, mental health conditions, chronic health conditions and sensory impairments. The Network also recognises that not all disabilities are visible or permanent. 


The Pride Employee Network is a safe space for North Yorkshire County Council employees who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer or questioning, to connect and network, and to share their personal and professional experiences. 

Gender Equality Staff Forum 

The Gender Equality Staff Forum is a space for North Yorkshire County Council employees with an interest in improving gender equality at the Council to connect. 

To find out more: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/diversity-and-inclusion  

Read about the benefits of working for us...

As our employee you have immediate access to our fantastic Everybody Benefits package, offering huge savings on the many discounts available to make your money go that bit further, from savings of up to 10% on high street fashion, food outlets, supermarkets, days out experiences, and DIY stores as well as discounted weekend breaks or annual holidays. Salary sacrifice schemes on cars and technology, and for those who like to keep fit, discounts on clothing and local gym memberships.

Plus lots more!

See our  Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 382 KB) for more details.

North Yorkshire County Council prides itself on being the biggest employer in North Yorkshire, leading from the front and constantly seeking to innovate and finely tune the system with an unwavering desire to continually improve.

We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion and the strengths this brings to our communities and workforce, we aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential, to do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities. 

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • a local government pension scheme
  • family friendly leave
  • salary sacrifice schemes
  • modern flexible working practices
  • learning and development packages
  • career advancement opportunities
  • employee discount benefits

You can find out more about working for the council and the benefits we offer here.

Living in North Yorkshire...

North Yorkshire is a thriving county that adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work. 

Photographs of Whitby Abbey and Ribblehead Viaduct.North Yorkshire's natural beauty is captured in its three areas of Outstanding Natural Parks, National Nature Reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire really is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2019. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators.

Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors (life satisfaction, happiness).

Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire. 

Photographs of Malham Cove and the sunset from Scarborough beach.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) March 2019 bulletin positions North Yorkshire as the safest place in England with extremely low crime rates.  

In addition, the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London/ Edinburgh is just two hours away by train. 

From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer.

As a whole North Yorkshire offers a high standard of living working in a stunning location.

Great employment opportunities for your family members along with a higher proportion of schools, which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

Application tips

Before completing your application please ensure that you read the job description and person specification carefully - the information within these documents can be used as a guide for you to complete your supporting evidence section within your application. This section is very important and will play a key role in the success of your application so please take your time when completing it. We have attached some information to help you.

 How to complete your application (docx / 24 KB)

 How to prepare for an interview (docx / 23 KB)

If you are having any difficulties completing your application and would like some advice on this please contact Resourcing Solutions via resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

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