Graduate opportunities

We have a number of exciting opportunities across our organisation to join our graduate programme.

Skip slideshow
  • We will support your professional development and give you the opportunity to learn valuable skills.

Graduate opportunities 2020

We are excited to be offering opportunities across the organisation for recent graduates, and current undergraduates looking to start positions in summer 2020, who have the skills, attitude and motivation to join us at this very challenging and exciting time. We believe that we need graduate talent to help us meet our challenges head-on and we are passionate about bringing in new talent to help our organisation develop and progress. We have previously delivered successful graduate programmes and are pleased to be developing this offer further for our 2020 cohort.

We are seeking candidates who have the ability to be:

list of grad skills dark.PNG

Most importantly, we are seeking individuals with the ambition and drive to help us continue to provide excellent services to the people of our community.

Working at North Yorkshire County Council

 

We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, offering a range of training and development opportunities and career progression. This will enable you to manage your own development journey within our organisation and empower you to control your career. We have a number of different reasons why the council is a great place to work…

Employee benefits

We are extremely lucky to have such a skilled and dedicated team of staff across our organisation and we strive to ensure that their hard work is paid back through various benefit and rewards schemes. As an employee of the council, you can expect to receive a number of different benefits, including:

  • Flexible working hours - we understand that everyone has different personal circumstances and priorities outside of work. We therefore try to accommodate these by offering flexible working hours to our employees;
  • Generous leave entitlement - with a 23 day leave allowance, increasing by length of service, plus bank holidays, you will have plenty of time to enjoy life outside of work;
  • Access to our ‘everybody benefits’ package - this includes a number of different high street retail discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, childcare vouchers and home technology schemes;
  • Competitive rates of pay with opportunities for progression;
  • Access to a secure and flexible employee pension scheme; and
  • Ongoing professional support and development.

To find out more about what it is like to work at North Yorkshire County Council take a look at the following video:

About our graduate development programme

These roles will form part of our graduate development programme which offers you the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in roles supporting the operational delivery of frontline services. These positions will be fast-paced and will require individuals who can demonstrate resilience and an ability to develop creative solutions to help shape services of the future.

This is a two year programme and will integrate training within the operational job role. It will include a variety of training and development opportunities which will be undertaken in a group setting with other graduates who join the 2020 cohort. We are committed to helping you secure a position with North Yorkshire County Council at the end of your programme and you will be able to apply for internal and external vacancies which arise. The learning and development you gain through the programme will strengthen your ability to secure further employment.

As part of the development programme, you will complete the following in-house training:

  • Corporate induction
  • Aspiring managers programme
  • Senior managers’ seminars (led by the Chief Executive)
  • Managers webinars programme
  • Access to online material, including Ashridge Management College
  • Graduate network membership, including ‘lunchtime learning’
  • Mentor support
  • Management skills training if you acquire staff to manage during your programme or to support permanent placement following the graduate programme.

We also expect that graduates will learn about the political landscape of the authority, gaining an understanding of how working with elected members helps shape our services and community focus.

In addition to your line manager, we will provide a structured mentoring support scheme with a senior manager, either in the authority or a partner organisation, to all of the participants on the programme. Continuous careers advice and guidance will be built into the programme to support you in identifying areas you would like to develop and how your career aspirations can be achieved within the council.

You will also benefit from attending senior manager seminars which provide further learning and networking opportunities, with the chance to discuss topics and situations with senior managers who participate.

As we are recruiting to a number of graduate positions, you will benefit from having the support of fellow graduate trainees who you can network with, share experiences and participate as part of a group in wider corporate training and development. We have found from previous graduate programmes that this can be extremely beneficial and often strong working relations are forged from this.

We are committed to helping you secure a position with us at the end of programme and you will be able to apply for internal and external vacancies which arise.

In addition to ongoing support and training throughout the graduate programme, we also offer a competitive pay scheme that allows your salary to progress on a regular basis. All of the graduate roles follow the same pay model which is as follows:

  • First six months at £19,171
  • Second six months at £19,945
  • Final 12 months at £22,021

Hear what our graduates have to say…

We are very lucky to have truly excellent graduates work with our organisation, many who have progressed to lead and/or management roles. We strive to offer our graduates ongoing support in order to help them achieve their maximum potential. We asked some of our current graduates about their experience on our graduate programme and here is what they had to say:

My role as Graduate HR / Organisational Development Officer exposed me to a range of unique challenges, helping to develop my critical thinking and interpersonal skills. I drew from abilities gained from both my working life and university to help contribute towards the organisational goals of North Yorkshire County Council, as well as learning new ways of working from inspiring leaders and hardworking teams. As a graduate I was expected to positively contribute by achieving set objectives, take responsibility for my learning, and respond to the challenging learning environment.

The North Yorkshire County Council graduate programme helped me progress to my current role of HR Advisor. I continue to draw on the training I undertook and connections I made during my time on the programme to help me solve problems and consider different viewpoints. I also still work closely with other graduate programme alumni.

I think this is a truly exciting time to work for a local authority, with the contribution from young people needed more so than ever before to push innovation and commerciality. The graduate programme was a fantastic opportunity and one I would invite graduates of all backgrounds to experience.

The North Yorkshire County Council graduate scheme has been a great opportunity and I am very grateful to have been a part of it. When completing my geography degree I was keen to find a job that I would enjoy. The graduate Public Rights of Way Field Officer role I have just completed ticked all the boxes; it was in an area I am interested in, I could use the skills gained at university and there was a clear structure of progression and training for the duration of the two-year scheme. 

I have really enjoyed the variety of tasks the role brings. My work involved different challenges, each with their own complexities; I have gone from building bridges one day to implementing and developing processes for dealing with customer service requests the next. The support given to me by my manager, mentor and colleagues has been invaluable and really helped me to develop my knowledge and expertise. The wider training and opportunities afforded as part of the scheme has been a great way to network and gain a broader understanding of the council.

Thanks to the skills and experience I have gained as part of the graduate scheme I have now been successful in securing a permanent position in North Yorkshire County Council, as a Public Rights of Way Officer. I would definitely recommend the graduate scheme to others.

Our opportunities

We have a number of exciting positions available across the organisation, to find out more about these vacancies and how to apply please click on the individual titles below:

Location: North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021 
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council corporate graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020

This is a unique opportunity for a graduate trainee to join a team with a broad remit to influence change in key areas of vital importance to North Yorkshire County Council. 

The Health and Adult Service Housing team is well established and one of very few integrated housing development teams in the country, overseeing the development of extra care from concept and planning through to build and operational delivery. The team leads on the development and support of the Extra Care programme, which is one of the largest in the country with 23 schemes and over 1,200 units of accommodation, as well as a range of supported housing services for people with care and support needs. The Technology Enabled Care section is new to Health and Adult Services and will offer the opportunity to work alongside a dedicated social care professional.

The Housing, Technology and Sustainability team also leads on the implementation and application of new technologies into social care. To date this has included the use of robotic pets for people with dementia and we are in the early stages of developing a predictive tool for anticipating and responding to falls. Technology enabled care is rapidly advancing and the team is responsible for researching and analysing the usefulness of new technologies as they emerge as well as developing practice guidance for professionals to ensure technology is applied safely and effectively. 

The team also has a strategic lead on sustainability and climate change for the directorate, ensuring our services are environmentally sound and sustainable for the long term.

As graduate trainee, you will support the Technology Enabled Care Practitioner in researching, understanding and implementing new technologies into front line care. You will also independently deliver limited scale projects under direction from the Technology Enabled Care Practitioner or Head of Housing Market Development and develop guidance and information for front line staff to ensure they are confident in the use of technology and are aware of the opportunities and risks associated with any new solution.

You will have the fantastic opportunity to support key pieces of work, tasks will include:

  • Liaising with teams within Health and Adult Services and the wider council to understand their roles and how service delivery could be improved through the use of technology;
  • Horizon scanning and understanding emerging technologies, looking for use cases and test opportunities and evaluating outcomes for individuals;
  • Working with Technology and Change to learn skills around project and change management;
  • Creating reports and evaluations of potential solutions for consideration by senior management;
  • Running engagement sessions with members of the public to gather feedback on potential solutions and use cases; and
  • Supporting the Housing Development team in all aspects of commissioning and support for Extra Care and Supported Housing.

In addition, you will work closely with strategic planning, service development, commissioning and operational support, offering an opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge across Health and Adult Services allowing you will understand how directorates work together effectively to deliver shared projects and objectives.   

We will invest in your training with specific focus on:

  • Strategy development;
  • Commissioning;
  • Service improvement;
  • Technology enabled care;
  • Social care practice including assessment and support planning;
  • Housing policy including planning;
  • Safeguarding;
  • Data analysis;
  • Report writing;
  • Presentation skills; and
  • Internal governance and networking skills.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 9 February 2020
Interview date: week commencing Monday 24 February 2020

Key documents

Apply

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Mike Rudd, Head of Housing Market Development on 01609 535347 or email Michael.Rudd@northyorks.gov.uk.

Location: North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021 
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council corporate graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020

At North Yorkshire County Council, we are at the start of our Inclusion & Diversity journey and we want you to be part of that. We are one of the largest employers in North Yorkshire and are a highly regarded organisation. We are 100% committed to creating a truly inclusive environment where all employees feel valued and empowered. We are passionate about this, and we want to get this right. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to help progress our Inclusion & Diversity agenda and influence change across our organisation. There will be plenty of support along the way, including peer-to-peer learning, professional development and training within collaborative, highly skilled and professional teams. You will have autonomy and variety in your workload with end-to-end ownership of related projects.

What you will do (but not limited to):

  • Plan and coordinate the delivery of activities and events to promote Inclusion & Diversity;
  • Develop creative solutions and new ways of working;
  • Raise the profile of North Yorkshire County Council as an inclusive employer;
  • Provide support and advice on engagement with underrepresented groups;
  • Help to support, coach and advise managers to raise awareness on Inclusion & Diversity;
  • Attend regional / national events and workshops to keep up-to-date with current Inclusion & Diversity issues and best practice; and
  • Collect, collate and analyse relevant data to measure performance impact.

Ideally, you’ll be:

  • Confident, engaging and passionate about equality with a strong desire to hit the ground running;
  • A natural communicator - not afraid of meeting and engaging with new people;
  • Great at planning, with exceptional organisational skills with a strong attention to detail;
  • Innovative, creative minded able to generate new ideas;
  • Digitally sound and confident using social media channels; and
  • Able to analyse, interpret and present complex data simply, highlighting key messages and trends.

In return, you will receive:

As we are recruiting to a number of graduate positions, you will benefit from having the support of our existing cohort of graduate trainees who you can network with, share experiences with and participate as part of a group in wider corporate training and development. We have found from previous graduate programmes that this can be extremely beneficial and often strong working relations are forged from this.

We are committed to helping you secure a position with North Yorkshire County Council at the end of programme and you will be able to apply for internal and external vacancies which arise. The learning and development you gain through the programme will strengthen your ability to secure further employment.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Wednesday 22 January 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 5 February 2020

Key documents

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, we would really like to hear from you. Please contact Johnathon Reardon - Resourcing Business Partner on 01609 536938 or email johnathon.reardon@northyorks.gov.uk.

Location: North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021
Contract: Two-year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Trainee to join our Commercial Team in supporting the delivery of statutory services. Commercial is a key area within the Council and you will have the chance to make a real difference in a small team where the work is varied, interesting and challenging. 

As Graduate Trainee you will work closely with the Senior Bid Manager and support on specific customer opportunities; in line with the bid process and approved governance model. Tasks will include:

  • Managing the collateral library;
  • Coordinating activities on each bid in line with the bid plan;
  • Liaising with service areas to ensure that we obtain information for the bid within set timescales;
  • Prioritising tasks and escalating where required;
  • Setting up and taking part in bid meetings to discuss the bid and sales proposition;
  • Communicating bid progress and providing solutions to arising challenges; and
  • Leading on specific projects. 

In addition, you will contribute to corporate projects, as directed by the Assistant Director for Commercial and the Senior Bid Manager. This may be done in a variety of ways; including researching practice across Strategic Resources, the Council, and external organisations, collating findings and presenting them to a variety of audiences. Projects will be across different directorates and services and you will gain a wealth of experience from working with highly skilled professionals and other partnerships, both within the council and with partner organisations.

We will invest in your training with specific focus on:

  • One-to-one sessions covering Bid Management with the Senior Bid Manager;
  • Commercial activities within the Brierley Group; and
  • The basics of project management.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview date: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020

Key documents

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Suzanne Sheriff, Senior Bid Manager on 01609 797132 or email Suzanne.Sheriff@northyorks.gov.uk

Location: North Yorkshire County Council, Standard Way, Northallerton
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021 
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020
 
As Graduate Trainee you will be part of an experienced and dedicated team who are recognised as being at the forefront of innovation in digital forensics service delivery.
 
You will work in a digital forensics lab, which provides services to UK law enforcement authorities, for the examination and extraction of evidence from devices such as: mobile phones, computers and CCTV for the purposes of criminal investigations. 
 
As Graduate Trainee you will receive dedicated training and practical knowledge working alongside and shadowing experienced officers in digital forensics. Your role will involve the imaging of exhibits, ensuring continuity of evidence and implementing back office processes, invoicing and linking with the International Standards for forensic laboratories (in particular, ISO 17025 and ISO 17020 processes and procedures). 

You will also have the opportunity to learn how a criminal digital forensic investigation process is conducted, from the identification of offences, through to a criminal court hearing.
 
As Graduate Trainee you will be expected to participate in training opportunities, self-study and shadow experienced colleagues to develop your knowledge, skills and techniques. You will gain a good understanding of working in partnership with other organisations including District Councils, Town and Parish Councils, whilst being supported by highly experienced colleagues.
 
Start your journey to a great career and join us as a graduate.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview date: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020

Key documents

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Jonathon Miller, Divisional Trading Standards Officer on 01609 534810 or email Jonathon.Miller@northyorks.gov.uk.

Location: North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021 
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Trainee with an interest and aptitude for systems development to work within the Council to improve the way in which we operate, by utilising new technologies and how they interact with existing systems. 

As Graduate Trainee you will work in the Corporate Systems Team undertaking a range of systems development, maintenance and systems administration activities. We are a learning organisation and as Graduate Trainee you will develop your knowledge and abilities and equally bring your own skills, knowledge, ideas and above all your creative imagination to the position.

You will have the unique opportunity to support Technology and Change including:

  • Assisting with the technical aspects of Systems Development and digital projects and other improvement programmes across the Directorates of North Yorkshire County Council;
  • Learning about the commissioning and provision of 3rd party software and how it can best be tailored to suit the needs of its users;
  • Contributing to a programme of customer centric and modernisation projects across a range of service areas; and
  • Providing CRM (Customer Relationship Management) products, including workflow automation and back office fulfilment capabilities to the organisation with a focus on problem analysis, solution design, systems configuration and structured testing, as well as support services and documentation for the development of the CRM system.

As Graduate Trainee you will work closely with other teams within the Technology and Change service and third party software suppliers, to ensure that systems and products are built and delivered on time, within budget and to the agreed quality. In addition, you will work closely with a Project Manager with AGILE and other Development Methodologies on projects to ensure a timely and managed delivery of the project outcomes.

We will invest in your training specifically focusing on:

  • Relevant Systems supplier training;
  • Undertaking specific training on both systems configuration and other toolsets to achieve competence in systems design, development, testing and deployment;
  • Operational and Project work with opportunities for increasing a personal portfolio of systems development work including configuration examples and documentation templates;
  • Peer-to-peer learning and professional development within a collaborative, highly skilled and professional team; and
  • Attending regional or national user groups to support the development of North Yorkshire County Council systems.

On the horizon there are many other exciting new projects to deliver the Council’s efficiency and sustained transformation objectives. Using a range of established and new technologies you will play an integral role in working with a team of highly experienced and supportive development officers in a professional, methodical, agile and innovative way to deliver first class system solutions.

Start your journey to a great career and join us as a graduate.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview date: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020

Key documents

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Silas Holland, Systems Manager on 01609 536067 or email Silas.Holland@northyorks.gov.uk

Location: North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021 
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Trainee with a keen interest in solution design and enterprise architecture, to assist the organisation in maximising its use of technology. 

As Graduate Trainee you will work in the Solution Team undertaking a range of business analysis and solution architecture related activities which include: following policies and working within strategies, standards and enterprise architecture principles. 

You will work to provide business analysis, research and solution designs, for the development and procurement of information and integration systems and business process automation solutions, with the objective to produce solution ‘patterns’ which are fit for purpose in terms of the desired solution and for re-use on a wider corporate basis. 

As Graduate Trainee will have the unique opportunity to support Technology and Change including:

  • Assisting with the solution aspects of start-up and definition phases of projects and other improvement programmes across the Directorates of North Yorkshire County Council;
  • Undertaking work throughout the enterprise architecture spectrum with the guidance of the Solution Team Manager;
  • Learning about the commissioning and provision of solution architectures;
  • Contributing to a programme of modernisation and reform projects across a range of service areas; and
  • Delivering a quality service to internal and/or external customers as required.

As Graduate Trainee you will work with other teams within the Technology and Change service, to ensure that all products are produced and delivered on time, within budget and to the agreed quality. In addition you will work closely with a Project Manager on projects to ensure a timely and managed delivery of the project outcomes.

We will invest in your training specifically focusing on:

  • Project work with opportunities for increasing a personal portfolio of solution architecture work and understanding, including documentation templates; and
  • Peer-to-peer learning, professional development and training within a collaborative, highly skilled and professional team.

On the horizon there are many other exciting new projects to deliver the Council’s efficiency and sustained transformation objectives. Using a wide range of established architecture principles you will play an integral role in working with the team of highly experienced solution analysts in a professional, methodical and innovative way to deliver a first class solution architecture.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview date: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020

Key documents

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Mark Dixon, Solution Architect on 01609 533008 or email Mark.Dixon@northyorks.gov.uk.

Location: North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton 
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021 
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020

As Graduate Trainee you will have the unique opportunity to work with the Engagement and Governance Team to support the core functions of the team including governance, engagement, consultation, complaints and commendations, safeguarding adults, equality and diversity.

As Graduate Trainee you will support the implementation of new Governance and Engagement Frameworks aimed at embedding excellent, person-centred and rights-based practice within the directorate and identifying and actively taking learning to improve services, including information gained from engagement with people who access support. 
 
You will work with colleagues to review the implementation of the Information, Advice and Guidance duties of the Care Act 2014 and the Accessible Information Standard, including research, development of recommendations and leading on specific projects as allocated, within areas of work you will connect with diverse community members including people who access support.

We are looking for a Graduate who has a strong focus on customer and community, excellent interpersonal skills, research skills including the ability to present findings accurately and succinctly and the aptitude to work independently where required.

We will invest in your training with focus on:

  • Key governance policies and procedures;
  • Community engagement methodologies;
  • Project management skills, leading on specific areas of development;
  • Research, report writing and presentation skills;
  • Interaction with wider directorate, opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of adult social care and public health;
  • Partnership working, particularly with Health partners; and
  • Working across North Yorkshire – develop knowledge of the diversity of the county, and the challenges and opportunities of rurality.

As Graduate Trainee you will be expected to participate in training opportunities, self-study and shadow experienced colleagues to develop your knowledge, skills and techniques. You will gain a good understanding of working in partnership with other organisations including District Councils, Town and Parish Councils, whilst being supported by highly experienced colleagues.

Start your journey to a great career and join us as a graduate.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview date: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020

Key documents

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Sheila Hall, Head of Engagement & Governance on 01609 532689 or email Sheila.Hall@northyorks.gov.uk.

Location: North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021 
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Trainee with a keen interest in HR and Organisational Development to join our awarding winning HR Service.

As Graduate Trainee you will work closely with experienced and dedicated HR colleagues and managers both within directorates and corporately, to support the efficient and effective delivery of the Council’s workforce strategy, directorate service and workforce plans. As you progress in your role you will provide support to managers, to develop their skills through provision of professional advice, support and coaching, briefings and training on staff management issues. 

In addition to dedicated support and training, you will gain experience from working with highly skilled HR and OD professionals and other partnerships, both within the Council and with partner organisations. You will also develop a good understanding and experience of working for a large, highly regarded organisation and gain knowledge of HR & OD professions across a range of functions.

As Graduate Trainee you will provide HR and project support to both corporate and directorate and teams across the Council in both generalist and specialist disciplines. This will involve working within a variety of multi-disciplinary teams during the two years of the programme to ensure that you gain a comprehensive experience in many areas of the employee lifecycle, thus creating a solid foundation for progressing a career in HR. In addition, you will support on and deliver one of a range of HR Projects at any one time to effectively meet the organisation’s needs.

We will invest in your training with specific focus on:

  • Job rotation, you will spend six months in each of the following HR teams working alongside lead officers: HR Shared Service Team, Schools HR team, Resourcing Solutions, Pay and Reward;
  • Mentoring from a member of the senior management team;
  • Job shadowing, you will receive a scheduled programme of activities to shadow a HR adviser in a number of the HR teams; and
  • Operational and project work.

In addition you will have the opportunity to attend professional training: Employment Law Seminars, CIPD regional branch events and seminars and relevant commercial skills or project management training. 

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview date: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020

Key documents

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Liz Beavan, Team Manager, HR Shared Service Team on 01609 536859 or email Liz.Beavan@northyorks.gov.uk.

Location: North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021 
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council corporate graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
DBS: Required 
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020

The core drive of the Virtual School’s team is to improve the educational attainment and achievement of children in the care of North Yorkshire County Council.  We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our team and take on a varied and dynamic new role. 

As Graduate Trainee you will have the opportunity to work across all services within the Children and Families service including: Early Help, Safeguarding, Looked After Children and Permanence, Children and Young People Resources and Virtual School. You will work alongside professional, experienced colleagues as well as foster carers and children and young people. The role will contribute to the delivery of Young and Yorkshire 2, with a specialist lens on the progress of Looked After Children and care experienced children. 

As Graduate Trainee you will have the unique opportunity to support three key pieces of work:

  • Establishing the impact of Pupil Premium plus;
  • Building capacity in the Early Years sector; and
  • Building a partnership approach through Learning Homes / Caring Schools.

The knowledge gained from the research into Early Years will feed into the Childhood Futures work and therefore benefit all children across the CYPS Directorate. In addition you will play a key part in supporting the Virtual Head and attached Education Psychologist with delivery of “Learning Homes, Caring Schools” approach to joint training (Attachment and Trauma Aware School Project & Emotion Coaching) and holistic plan for the child. 

We will invest in your training specifically focusing on Education of Looked After Children - Designated Teacher training including:

  • Pupil Premium Effectiveness training;
  • Working in partnership with the REES Centre Oxford University;
  • Attending the Foster Carer Conference;
  • Working alongside an Educational Psychologist on school based action research;
  • Emotion coaching; and
  • Attachment and Trauma training including Spring Conference.

As Graduate Trainee you will be expected to participate in training opportunities, self-study and shadow experienced colleagues to develop your knowledge, skills and techniques. You will gain a good understanding of working in partnership with other organisations including District Councils, Town and Parish Councils, whilst being supported by highly experienced colleagues.

Start your journey to a great career and join us as a graduate.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview date: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020

Key documents

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Julie Bunn, Virtual School Head on 01609 532169 or email Julie.Bunn@northyorks.gov.uk.

Location: North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021 
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council corporate graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Trainee to gain valuable insight into the specialist area of human resource management in respect of pay and reward policies and practices across the diverse services and types of jobs within the County Council.

As Graduate Trainee you will work closely with experienced and dedicated colleagues and managers, to support The Pay and Reward service, a specialist area of the Employment Support Service functions including: recruitment, systems, payroll, processing, audit, staff information, HR advice, pay and reward, job evaluation and terms and conditions, delivering professional advisory services to North Yorkshire County Council and varied partners. 

The core purpose of the role is to support and deliver on a range of Pay and Reward projects to effectively meet the organisation’s needs. As Graduate Trainee you will provide support to develop and review effective pay and reward initiatives and carry out job grading activities. This involves pay grading work using two nationally recognised job evaluation schemes (NJC and Hay), carrying out research and analysis on a multitude of pay initiatives to support a wide and diverse workforce across the Council, and leading on the provision and promotion of employee benefits and recognition schemes.

As Graduate Trainee you will be responsible for supporting the full range of initiatives within the pay and reward team, working with colleagues across the Council and external suppliers to support the provision of effective services and procurement of services and involvement in income generating activities.

There will be opportunities to be involved in:

  • Procurement of employee benefit and recognition services;
  • Gaining knowledge and experience of job evaluation;
  • Equal pay audits;
  • Development of pay policies and initiatives to meet the changing nature of work and services; and
  • Gaining an understanding of the interrelationship between HR and payroll.

Some of the work is offered on a traded basis to external organisations, so providing insight into the various needs of different organisations that can be supported by pay and reward interventions. As the team operates closely with the wider HR function, there is exposure too to other HR related projects.

We will invest in your training with specific focus on:

  • Developing and understanding the whole pay and reward agenda, processes and policies; and
  • Specialist updating on the two recognised job evaluation schemes to enable you to participate in evaluation of jobs and validation panels. The schemes covered are NJC and Hay.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview date: week commencing 27 January 2020

Key documents

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Kim Trenholme, Senior Pay and Reward Adviser on 01609 533060 or email Kim.Trenholme@northyorks.gov.uk.

two logo banner.PNG

Opportunities at Ryedale District Council

North Yorkshire County Council, working in partnership with Ryedale District Council, are excited to offer graduate trainee opportunities, out posted to Ryedale District Council in Malton.

You will benefit from accessing all aspects of the North Yorkshire County Council corporate graduate development programme whilst experiencing operational working at Ryedale District Council.

Location: Ryedale District Council, Malton
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020. 

As Graduate Trainee you will have the opportunity to apply and develop technical knowledge and skills across a range of specialisms including: business support, tourism, arts and culture and project management. You will be part of a dedicated service which promotes business, supports growth and unlock economic potential in Ryedale.

The role of Graduate Trainee is key in providing assistance and support to colleagues within the Economic Development, Business and Partnerships team.

The role offers the opportunity to be involved in changing national landscape by balancing development and growth with sustainability and wellbeing. You will gain experience of all aspects of Economic Development work including:

  • Developing a strong working knowledge of economic development and regeneration;
  • Assisting and developing a range of projects which create jobs, achieve growth and develop the economy;
  • Co-ordinating stakeholder consultation activities and analysing subsequent data;
  • Taking responsibility for managing and maintaining various mailing lists and databases;
  • Contributing to the generation of material for corporate communications; and
  • Supporting the organisation, delivery and management of events and festivals. 

As Graduate Trainee you will be expected to participate in training opportunities, self-study and shadow colleagues to learn and develop your knowledge, skills and techniques. You will gain a good understanding of working in partnership with other organisations including District Councils, North Yorkshire County Council, Town and Parish Councils, whilst being supported by highly experienced colleagues. 

We will invest in your training and development with specific focus on:

  • Understanding statutory procedures and processes specific to the Economic Development, Business & Partnerships service;
  • Learning from highly experienced colleagues;
  • Knowledge of the Council’s procedures and policies;
  • Using electronic systems and databases;
  • Writing report;
  • Developing negotiation skills; and
  • Developing technical judgment.

Start your journey to a great career and join us as a graduate.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview date: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020

Key documents

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Amy Thomas, Economic Development Manager on 01653 600666 (ex 43316) or email amy.thomas@ryedale.gov.uk

Location: Ryedale District Council, Malton
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020

We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our Environmental Health Team as a Graduate Environmental Health Trainee.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to apply and develop your technical knowledge and skills in a busy rural District Council. As Graduate Trainee you will have the opportunity to gain experience across a wide range of Environmental Health and Licensing functions, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of Environmental Health and Licensing legislation, undertake directed inspections and investigations to assess legislative compliance by business operators and initiate formal and informal actions resulting from such inspections and investigations. 

You will have the unique opportunity to take responsibility for the delivery of key pieces of work including:

  • The development of the Council’s dedicated Environmental Health and Licensing software package, including implementing idox Enterprise package for performance management;
  • The development and implementation of a private water supply protocol and sampling programme in accordance with statutory requirements;
  • The development and implementation of a food sampling protocol and a microbiological food sampling programme;
  • Exploring and evaluating the electronic data management (EDM) solutions to assist the department’s record storage and record retrieval; and
  • Assisting in the monitoring of air quality in the district and in the preparations of reports displaying and interpreting the data collected.

As Graduate Trainee you will be expected to participate in training opportunities, self-study and shadow front line officers to learn and develop enforcement knowledge, skills and techniques. You will gain a good understanding of working in partnership with other organisations including District Councils, North Yorkshire County Council, Town and Parish Councils, advising and educating stakeholders, assisting with administrative functions and duties, all the whilst being supported by highly experienced officers and other specialists.

Start your journey to a great career and join us as a graduate.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview date: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020

Key documents

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Robert Robinson, Environment Health Manager Environmental Health Manager, on 01653 600666 (ext 43300) or email robert.robinson@ryedale.gov.uk

Location: Ryedale District Council, Malton
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021 
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020. 

We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our Housing Team as a Graduate Housing Trainee. This is a fantastic opportunity to apply and develop your technical knowledge and skills in a busy rural District Council. 

As Graduate Trainee you will have the opportunity to gain experience across a wide range of Housing functions, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of the Housing Act and Homelessness legislation. You will conduct consultations with customers in and leaving temporary accommodation, provide support to clients on North Yorkshire Home Choice, collect data for reports including the HRA, rough sleeper post and for new support service, assist the Housing Services Manager in the review of risk assessments for the service and support the development and implementation of the new Homelessness Strategy and Housing Strategy. 

The roles offer the opportunity to gain experience of all aspects of Housing administration work including:

  • Co-ordinating training of front line staff;
  • Safeguarding panel support;
  • Developing a tailor made induction for new starters within the team;
  • Supporting with the organisation of events and media publicity;
  • Assisting with website, literature and intranet updates;
  • Improving customer consultation and engagement;
  • Organising the Housing Forum and Landlords Forum; and
  • Assistance with administrative duties (minute taking, updating letters).

As Graduate Trainee you will be expected to participate in training opportunities, self-study and shadow front line officers to learn and develop enforcement knowledge, skills and techniques. You will gain a good understanding of working in partnership with other organisations including District Councils, North Yorkshire County Council, Town and Parish Councils, advising and educating stakeholders, assisting with administrative functions and duties, whilst being supported by highly experienced officers and other specialists.

We will invest in your training and development with specific focus on:

  • Understanding statutory procedures and processes specific to the Housing service;
  • Knowledge of the Council’s procedures and policies;
  • Using electronic systems and databases;
  • Writing report;
  • Developing negotiation skills; and
  • Developing technical judgment.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview date: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020

Key documents

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Kim Robertshaw, Principal Specialist (People), on 01653 600666, (ex 43383) or email kim.robertshaw@ryedale.gov.uk.

Location: Ryedale District Council, Malton
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021
Contract: Two-year year fixed term positions as part of the North Yorkshire County Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Start date: Anticipated start of late summer 2020

As Graduate Trainee you will have the opportunity to gain experience across a wide range of waste management, recycling and environmental initiatives, and develop a comprehensive understanding of Waste and Environmental legislation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to apply and develop your technical knowledge and skills in a busy rural District Council. As Graduate Trainee you will support the Streetscene Manager in the development of carbon reduction and environmental impact assessments for the service. You will have the unique opportunity to be involved in changing national landscape affecting resource and waste management.

The role offers the opportunity to gain experience across a wide range of waste management, recycling and environmental initiatives including:

  • Assist with ensuring Council Policy and Procedures reflect National Policy and Guidance;
  • Co-ordinating communication and engagement of front line staff to ensure awareness of key priorities;
  • Supporting campaigns and developing a communication plan including events, website development, short videos and media publicity;
  • Assisting with designing and updating literature;
  • Assisting with data collection and implementing data driven service improvements; and
  • Assisting with developing and implementing improved performance managements and reporting.

As Graduate Trainee you will be expected to participate in training opportunities, self-study and shadow colleagues to learn and develop your knowledge, skills and techniques. You will gain a good understanding of working in partnership with other organisations including District Councils, North Yorkshire County Council, Town and Parish Councils, whilst being supported by highly experienced colleagues. 

We will invest in your training and development with specific focus on:

  • Understanding statutory procedures and processes specific to the Waste and Environment Service;
  • Knowledge of the Council’s procedures and policies;
  • Using electronic systems and databases;
  • Writing report;
  • Developing negotiation skills; and
  • Developing technical judgment.

Start your journey to a great career and join us as a graduate.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview date: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020

Key documents

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Chris Granger, Streetscene Manager on, 01653 600666 (ex 43481) or email chris.granger@ryedale.gov.uk.

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 you time when completing it.

If you are having any difficulties completing your application and would like some advice on this please contact Katherine Walsh on 01609 535585, or email resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you!