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

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Graduate opportunities 2021

We are excited to be offering opportunities across the organisation for recent graduates, and current undergraduates looking to start positions in 2021, 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 2021 cohort.

We are seeking candidates who have the ability to be:

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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 2021 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 £19,698
  • Second six months at £20,493
  • Final 12 months at £22,627

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.

The council’s graduate programme is professional and well established with a high retention rate across cohorts. Corporate on boarding is supported through welcome briefings for line managers and their trainees, outlining the expectations and standards of the scheme, along with how to access to the graduate development offer, mentor support and the graduate network to connect with peers and learn more about the council as a whole.  

Graduate roles have included the following areas / specialisms:

Technology & Change, Communications, Personalisation, Practice & Safeguarding, Archivist, Customer Service, Public Rights of Way, Participation, Resourcing, Pay & Reward, Environmental Health, Waste & Environmental, Systems Development, Housing, Commercial, Digital Forensic Technician, Virtual School Officer, Inclusion & Diversity, Project Management Office, Employability, along with Housing, Technology & Sustainability.

Experiences of Graduates currently on our graduate programme: 

Francesca Floris, Graduate Trainee - Inclusion and Diversity Officer

"The Graduate Inclusion and Diversity Officer role is a newly created role, so being the first graduate to be explicitly working on developing this agenda; it did feel a little bit daunting at first. However, having worked in the role for almost 5 months, it has been remarkable to see the speed of change, and it has been really fulfilling to feel part of this journey. I have been given the freedom and support to work towards making real and lasting change and improvement to diversity and inclusion at NYCC. This role has tested me, and through doing so has allowed me to really develop my abilities and think critically and creatively. I have the honour and pleasure of working with colleagues from across the council, whether they be senior leaders, or those working on the front line providing essential services to the public. I am always learning within my role and am far from an expert, but I have always felt that I am treated with respect and that my contributions are valued and taken seriously.

As a young person, I feel it is essential that we are given opportunities to develop our skills and expertise in supportive but also challenging environments. From my experience, this is what NYCC offers. The council is truly a vibrant and exciting place to work (even when working from home). Graduates, from all backgrounds, are essential to pushing the council forward, and from my perspective, our experiences, creative outlook, the ideas and solutions we bring to existing problems, are going to be central to creating a prosperous future for our council and the region as a whole".

Rachel Parks, Graduate Trainee - Waste & Recycling (seconded to Ryedale District Council)

"The North Yorkshire County Council graduate programme has given me the opportunity to work with the Waste and Environment team at Ryedale District Council. I have gained valuable knowledge and experience from working on a number of projects to maintain an efficient waste collection service as well as increase recycling rates.

I have really enjoyed working with my team who are passionate about protecting the environment and throughout my time have felt well supported. Despite working throughout a pandemic, I have been encouraged to develop my skills through online webinars and training opportunities such as the Aspiring Managers course, which is provided by the council.   
This graduate scheme has been an amazing opportunity and has undoubtedly set me on my future career path in the Waste and Environment sector".

Jessica Highfield –  Graduate Trainee - Communications

"The graduate scheme at North Yorkshire County Council is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the door and work with all types of people. My role as Graduate Trainee in the communications team has enabled me to develop my skills even further from university. There has been a clear path of development and the more I have exceled the more I am seen as a trustworthy and reliable member of the team. 

I have had amazing opportunities; working on the UCI world road cycling championships – out and about catching the action, running my ‘Made in North Yorkshire’ social media campaign, working alongside the press and all types of senior management are to name a few. You are exposed to so many great learning opportunities. I have gained so much knowledge on the way in which the council is structured and its values. 

The experience I have gained thus far is incredible. For me the workload has been so varied, working across the different teams, which sit in the wider communications team – one day I could be answering telephones to the press and the next I could be out interviewing members of the public. You learn from so many creative and different people. The support and advice from my manager has been invaluable and with this being my first proper job I feel so welcomed into such a lovely team. The council is a great place to work and I would recommend the graduate scheme to anyone, if you are thinking about applying then do it. The job has so many benefits and it’s very rewarding". 

Emma Pemberton, Project Manager Level 1 (Technology & Change)

"I joined the NYCC graduate scheme in August 2018 as a Graduate Trainee - Projects and Change Officer in Technology and Change.  The graduate programme was designed to help me explore three potential career pathways in the first year, gaining experience in each field, and I was able to use the second year of the programme to gain experience specifically relating to my chosen pathway.  It was great to have a number of options available and to be able to experience them in practice to inform my decision, rather than relying on a paper job description!

During my time on the graduate scheme I was given many opportunities to develop my skills through a fantastic array of training programmes, both relating to my role such as PRINCE2 and project management training, and training for future aspirations such as management and leadership courses.  I also found the peer support and mentoring I had access to invaluable and very useful for planning my medium and long term goals.

I would encourage anyone leaving university to consider a graduate role at NYCC.  The diversity of the organisation and roles on offer is second to none, and the support to find your perfect fit role, and to acquire the skills you need to be successful in applying for that role, is excellent.  It’s also really important to me to feel that my role is helping to make a difference in the world, and this is something which I feel working for the Council helps me to achieve".

 

Other fantastic feedback from our Graduate's who secured a role with us.

"I really enjoyed the role and learnt a lot in the short time on the graduate scheme before securing a permanent role.  There is a very positive work culture and supportive environment at NYCC, along with a good development offer to graduates on the scheme alongside their graduate role". 

 

"Really positive, good opportunity to go into a company at graduate level and gain support whilst learning on the job.  Good role to get your foot in the door to a job in the Public Sector / Local Authority to help secure a role longer term. I enjoyed the variety of different placements providing new skills and experience. Highly recommend the councils graduate scheme and working in the public sector, there are also good rewards and benefits package available".

 

"Very positive experience on the council scheme with positive attitude to the graduates and managers wanting to help and use the new resource.  Great to have a ‘proper job’ and authority to take on the role which helped dealing with customers and good support to enable me to grow in knowledge and confidence to apply and succeed in securing a permanent role".

 

 

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:

Job Title: Graduate Trainee – HR and Organisational Development
Location: North Yorkshire County Council – County Hall, Northallerton 
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: 1-6 months £19,698, rising to £20,493 after 6 months and then £22,627 for the final 12 months of the scheme.
Contract: 2 years fixed term position as part of the NYCC graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Directorate: Central Services
Service: HR and OD
Responsible to: HR Head of Service

We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our Central Services Team as a HR and Organisational Development Trainee.  

We are looking for a Graduate Trainee to drive and shape, through excellent and innovative practice, the development of a flexible, high performing and agile workforce. The HR/OD service provides a responsive and proactive service, delivering core HR advisory service with a wrap around service model including HR teams delivering Resourcing and Solutions, HR Shared Services, Training and Learning, Pay and Reward, Organisational Development. 

The service delivers this broad range of functions across NYCC and also to external partners, giving a graduate the opportunity to develop a range of knowledge and experience of these functions, as well as an understanding of how they work together to achieve the development of a high performing workforce. In this role, the graduate will be involved in whole organisation change management activity..

Graduates who join NYCC are expected to:

  • Achieve the objectives set for them;  ask for help/clarity where needed;
  • Develop their knowledge through self-directed study – further research, reading and questions;
  • Fully participate in all training opportunities through on the job experience, mentoring and coaching and formal training and learning; 
  • Work toward becoming a member/associate of the relevant professional body, where appropriate;
  • Make the most of the opportunities available within NYCC; and demonstrate NYCCs expected behaviours of:
    • Focussing on customers and communities; 
    • Taking responsibility;
    • Working together;
    • Acting with Integrity
    • Building a culture of continuous improvement and innovation; and leading by example
    • Leading by example

This role would primarily be based within the Organisational Development team and would have full organisational reach and connection across all HR and OD service areas, to fully understand and support delivery of HR OD priorities aligned to the strategic workforce priorities.  There would be opportunity to become involved in key corporate aims, be instrumental in the development of tools and activities to achieve these aims, and to be innovative and creative in their delivery.  Particular focus would be to support organisation wide change management programmes and developing knowledge and skills to recognise the linkages across the organisation with HR and OD and how to influence and embed culture change. To build knowledge and experience, this Graduate role will rotate to priority areas within HR OD teams as required. 

Discussion would take place with the graduate taking into account their career aspirations, professional and personal development needs and prior experience. This would ensure that the graduate has the best opportunity to secure required experience, skills and knowledge in terms of their own future career destinations whilst making an active contribution to the work of the Service.

Professional development needs would be identified through a variety of mechanisms including 1-1 and appraisal sessions, direct observations of work, coaching and modelling opportunities and constructive feedback from others.

The graduate would also be engaged with the corporate trainee development offer including those listed below:

Corporate Induction, Managers Induction, Aspiring Managers Programme, Senior Managers Seminars (led by the Chief Executive), Middle Managers Programme, Access to a suite of on line material, including Ashridge Management College, Graduate Network membership, including ‘lunchtime learning’, and Mentor support.
Graduate trainees will be offered the appropriate management skills training if they acquire staff to manage during their programme or to support their permanent placement following the graduate programme.

Essential criteria for this Graduate opportunity: Degree in HR or similar

Desirable criteria for this role: Relevant modules as part of degree programme focused or HR or culture / organisational development

Start your journey to a great career and join us as a graduate.
 
Key dates:
Closing date: Monday 22nd March
Interview date: Friday 9th April  (Virtually)
 
Key documents:
 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 851 KB)

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Penny Yeadon (Head of HR) on 07970 845772 or via email Penny.Yeadon@northyorks.gov.uk 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

 

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Job Title: Graduate Trainee – SEND and Inclusion
Location: County Hall, Northallerton 
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: 1-6 months £19,698, rising to £20,493 after 6 months and then £22,627 for the final 12 months of the scheme.
Contract: 2 years fixed term position as part of the NYCC graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

 
We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our SEND and Inclusion Teams as a Graduate Trainee – SEND and Inclusion Trainee.  

The Inclusion service is made up of a range of services responsible for delivering statutory and non-statutory local authority functions for SEND and Inclusion including:

SEND Hubs – multi disciplinary teams based in localities with the function of early identification of children with special educational needs and providing support, advice, training and direct interventions in schools and settings to meet need. The Hubs are made up of a range of professionals including therapists, educational psychologists, specialist teachers and practitioners. The SEN Caseworkers within the hubs are responsible for undertaking the statutory assessment process for children with SEND.

Disabled Children’s Services – specialist team of social workers supporting children with disabilities and their families together with 3 Children’s Resource Centres providing overnight short breaks for families

Central services including HI/VI sensory - Occupational therapy, medical education, attendance and enforcement, specialist careers and Independence teams

SEND Strategic Planning teams responsible for the strategic development of SEND educational provision across North Yorkshire to ensure it is appropriate and has capacity to meet need across the 0-25 years age range
The service delivers a broad range of functions to support children and young people, families and partner organisations to promote inclusion.  

A graduate would have the opportunity to gain valuable experience of a range of professional roles and responsibilities across SEND and Inclusion together with an understanding of the complex legislative framework. This would enable the graduate to develop further experience and understanding of:

  • Statutory responsibilities of the council to keep educational provision for children and young people with SEND under review and associated planning processes
  • SEND Finance and budgets
  • The identification and assessment of children with SEN and/or disabilities
  • Enhanced understanding of SEND designations 
  • Legislation, and routes of appeal
  • Co-production and partnership working to improve outcomes for children and service developments
  • Research and evaluation of specific areas of work at locality, county or national level, identifying areas for change and innovation
  • Roles of specific professionals in the SEND Hubs, central teams and disabled children’s services

A graduate working in such a diverse environment would have the opportunity to hone their aspirations for their future career in children’s services whether that be SEND, Inclusion, social care or working in schools. 

The graduate would be working in a service that performs highly and welcomes change and innovation, achieving a positive local Area SEND Inspection outcome in 2016. A recent Peer Review undertaken in 2020 highlighted an ambitious and innovative culture as illustrated below:

  • There is a strong and clear council vision for children’s and SEND services and outcomes, shared across Members and Officers. The vision is clear and simple and is underpinned with a strong sense of what is right for children. Members described officers as committed and having pride in their work and the working relationship between officers and members is good.  
  • An openness to new ideas and external scrutiny. You have commissioned work with ISOS, the Staff College and this peer challenge. All are examples of your commitment to learn from the perspectives of others in order to develop your services for children.
  • Innovation and continuous improvement is evident, as is the courage to be bold. You are continuously innovating and seeking new ways of doing things and are not afraid to be bold if the prize is one, which will make the biggest difference: the Free School in Selby, PRU re-configuration and Locality Hubs would be examples of bold and courageous action.  

The staff team are ambitious and working relationships between managers and Heads of Service are strong, creating an ethos of openness and an invitation to both challenge and support. There are strong opportunities for professional development, ensuring that staff remain at cutting edge of practice. Supported by the NYCC Performance and Intelligence team, there is a strong focus on performance, trends and the identification of corrective action. All staff understand their contribution to the wider vision of the service and take responsibility for their contribution to the outcomes of the service and for children. Graduates would also be embraced within this culture with clear work plans, targets and professional development needs identified and supported throughout their employment with the service.

The role undertaken by the graduate would be cross service to maximise the building of knowledge and experiences across an education and care perspective. The work plan would be negotiated with the graduate taking into account their career aspirations, professional and personal development needs and prior experience. This would ensure that the graduate has the best opportunity to secure required experience, skills and knowledge to secure their preference in terms of future career destinations whilst making an active contribution to the work of the Service.

The  graduate would be provided with the opportunity for time limited ‘placements’ across specific areas of the service, tailored to their interests and career aspirations. The programme would provide a holistic experience of the range of responsibilities and functions of Children and Young People’s Services to support SEND and Inclusion, whilst providing the opportunity for more extensive experience in particular fields. Opportunities could include:

  • Contributing to the review of educational provision for children with SEND at strategic level
  • Research , analysis and evaluation to inform future developments and evidence impact of services
  • Direct work with children and young people with SEND via the Hubs and disabled children’s services
  • Shadowing specific roles in the Service
  • Statutory assessment of children and young people with SEND
  • Experience of legal aspects of SEND, appeals and tribunal
  • Leading on innovative projects and workstreams
  • Co-production – working with parents/carers to ensure their voice contributes to service developments
  • Strengthening locality based partnerships with schools via the Locality Boards and ensuring their plans for improvement are actioned
  • Placements in education or care settings to broaden experience of services to children and young people. This could include direct placements in schools, children resource centres. 
  • Responsibility for planning and delivering specific projects, working under their own initiative but with support from their line manager and mentor. 

The placements would be approximately 2-3 months duration. This will ensure that the graduate has time to build up knowledge of the service area and to experience the work undertaken within the team. 

Each placement would be underpinned by an individual plan detailing responsibilities, work functions together with expected skills, knowledge and experience that can be evidenced at the end of the placement period. This will ensure that there is a balance between undertaking the role, reflecting on learning and identifying individual professional developments. During the placement period the graduate will be asked to reflect on practice and performance of the team, to research and identify areas for improvement and innovation.

The graduate will receive the support of a mentor assigned from the placement area to ensure they have informal support as well as formal direction from their line manager.

Essential criteria for this Graduate opportunity: Degree in social care/ education or similar
Desirable criteria for this role: SEND or Inclusion related

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

 

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Key dates:

Closing date: Sunday 21st February 2021
Interview date: W/C 15th March 2021
 
Key documents:

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 980 KB)

 
If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Jane Le Sage (Assistant Director Inclusion) on 07970 051 976 or contact by email: Jane.LeSage@northyorks.gov.uk for an informal conversation. 

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

 

Job Title: Graduate Trainee – Customer and Communications 
Location: Malton, Ryedale District Council
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: 1-6 months £19,698, rising to £20,493 after 6 months and then £22,627 for the final 12 months of the scheme.
Contract: 2 years fixed term position as part of the NYCC / Ryedale District Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

 
Directorate:  Customer and Communities Services (Ryedale District Council)
Service: Safer, Stronger Communities Service (Ryedale District Council)
Responsible to: Service Manager

We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our Customer and Communities Services Team as a Customer and Communications Trainee.  

The Councils Customer and Communities Service is responsibility for delivery of Customer excellence. The service covers, Community Safety and Enforcement, Community Engagement, Customer Service, and Revenue and Benefits. The team takes a holistic view of working with internal and external partners to achieve the best outcomes for Ryedale citizens.

Community Team is committed to providing high standard of customer and community excellence. Responsibilities include providing a single point of contact for citizens, elected members, Town and Parish Councils, partners and voluntary organisations for each community area. Building on excellent working relationships with internal and external teams to develop a local place based solution that respond to community issues. 

In order to illustrate the scope of the duties and responsibilities for this role these may be broadly categorised under the following headings:

•    Operational administration
•    Monitoring and maintaining case records
•    Provide monthly report on community safety and enforcement 
•    Assisting with the Health and safety assessments
•    Updating procedures and working procedures are in place
•    Working with the project officer on new schemes to ensure operational procedures are in place
•    With colleagues provide support and advice to address antisocial behaviour complaints
•    Community safety
•    Antisocial behaviour case management 
•    Early and effective intervention and prevention project work
•    Community capacity building
•    Administration of Community grants
•    Administration and installation of Ryecare- lifeline
•    Other frontline services, housing, environmental  health, planning.
Benefits of working and learning in the service:
•    Experience or working in a busy rural District Council
•    Opportunity for graduates to gain knowledge in Community safety and Customer Service
•    Learn from highly experienced community officers and other specialist 
•    Opportunity to take responsibility for own caseload
•    Developing confidence in own judgement
•    Experience of working in partnership
•    Experience or working with an intelligence led approach

Graduates who join NYCC are expected to:

•    Achieve the objectives set for them;  ask for help/clarity where needed;
•    Develop their knowledge through self-directed study – further research, reading and questions;
    Fully participate in all training opportunities through on the job experience, mentoring and coaching and formal training and learning; 
•    Work toward becoming a member/associate of the relevant professional body, where appropriate;
•    Make the most of the opportunities available within NYCC; and demonstrate NYCCs expected behaviours of:
o    Focussing on customers and communities; 
o    Taking responsibility;
o    Working together;
o    Acting with Integrity
o    Building a culture of continuous improvement and innovation; and leading by example

Role Overview

•    Working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team comprising a number of disciplines including community link officers, community civil enforcement officers, community (Safety and ASB) Link officer, Community engagement and Data Project assistant, and intelligence & GIS mapping officer. The officer will working within a community safety Hub.
•    Help support members of the community team with antisocial behaviour case, civil enforcement, installation of life line. The graduate officer will help assist community link officers in the initial investigation of any community issues/complaints and try to help contribute to resolve any issues at the first point of contact. They will escalate any complex case to specific service areas and work collaboratively for the best outcomes. 
•    Help implement the delivery of our prevention and intervention plans on key initiatives.
•    Help undertake initial antisocial behaviour complaints by helping resolve case  by the most satisfactory course of action through advice, discussion, negotiation, mediation, enforcement and/or prosecution having due regard to legislative requirements, case law and in accordance with departmental practice and procedures and the Council's scheme of delegation.
•    Preparing or contributing to written reports and presentations and attending community and public meetings.
•    Supporting the participation of individuals, families and communities in the co-production of strategies, locality plans and projects and support and review plans 
•    Following the complaints procedure to ensure that complaints about services managed at locality level are dealt with and responded to proactively.
•    Supporting community capacity building in the area; maximising the use of the total resource available within the Council and with partner agencies to meet locally identified needs, working to ensure communities are empower,  and Ryedale is safe place to live, work and visit.
•    Attending and participating in multiagency problems solving partnership meetings
•    Review existing procedures and the involvement in the development of new approaches, within own work area, to fit evolving needs.

Requirements of the Role

•    Ability to resolve community safety issues quickly and effectively
•    Establishing good relationships with colleagues and agencies internally &externally
•    Ability to work effectively on my own, planning and prioritising your work
•    Attention to detail, an ability review and amend documents, letters etc
•    Good oral and written communication skills
•    Good organisation and a planned approach to work tasks
•    A positive problem solving attitude and enjoy working with people
•    Able to start and finish work, ensuring that other stakeholders are involved and consulted
•    Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a range of internal and external partners. 
•    Ability to write clear, concise letters and reports 
•    Ability to plan and organise own workload and meet deadlines
•    Good IT skills
•    Ability to develop collaborative working relationships that promote joint working, best practice and consistency of service delivery.
•    An understanding of the requirements of providing a supported to vulnerable citizens
•    Ability to understanding how to effectively manage and respond to complaints.
•    The ability to work both as part of a team and independently
•    A positive problem solving attitude and enjoy working with people
•    Able to start and finish work, ensuring that other stakeholders are involved and consulted
•    Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a range of internal and external partners. 
•    Ability to write clear, concise letters and reports 
•    Ability to plan and organise own workload and meet deadlines
•    Good IT skills
•    Ability to develop collaborative working relationships that promote joint working, best practice and consistency of service delivery.
•    An understanding of the requirements of providing a supported to vulnerable citizens
•    Ability to understanding how to effectively manage and respond to complaints.
•    The ability to work both as part of a team and independently

Essential criteria for this Graduate opportunity: Educated to Graduate level in criminology, social policy, law, social work, health and social work, housing, business.
Desirable criteria for this role: Work with vulnerable people and Data analysis’s

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

Closing date: Sunday 21st February 2021
Interview date: W/C 8th March 2021
 
Key documents:

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 917 KB)

 

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If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Bridget Skaife – Safer Stronger Communities Manager  on 01653 600666 Ext 43255 or via email bridget.skaife@ryedale.gov.uk 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

 

Job Title: Graduate Trainee - Business Transformation
Location: Malton, Ryedale District Council
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: 1-6 months £19,698, rising to £20,493 after 6 months and then £22,627 for the final 12 months of the scheme.
Contract: 2 years fixed term position as part of the NYCC / Ryedale District Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Directorate:  Technology, Communications and Business Transformation (Ryedale District Council)
Service: Business Transformation (Ryedale District Council)
Responsible to: Programme Manager, Business Transformation

We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our Technology, Communications and Business Transformation Team as a Business Transformation Trainee.  

The Business Transformation Team is part of the Communications, Technologies and Business Transformation Team which reports directly to our Head of Service. We are a small team of 3 Transformation Leads, one Transformation Officer (Technical) and a project support officer. 
The team is responsible for making the Council more efficient and effective by:

•    Identifying strategic opportunities for improvement
•    Planning and implementing projects to enhance the Council’s services
•    Linking with specialists across the Council to ensure that improvement projects meet business needs, and can be fully adopted
•    Applying technology to enhance Council operations and improve access and services for citizens
•    Instilling a culture of innovation and continuous improvement across the Council

We get involved in all levels and types of change, from planning and tracking the Corporate Programme, through making our market places and town centres Covid secure, implementing the corporate suite of Microsoft 365 solutions,  to implementing a new staff feedback and recognition system. We are valued as the change experts in the authority and recognised for the wide range of skills and experience we bring to the organisation.

We have an exciting few years coming up as we work to shape and transform our organisation through delivery of our IT and Workplace strategies and support Ryedale District Council in responding to the inevitable change arising from Local Government Reorganisation for North Yorkshire and York – the largest change to impact this organisation in decades.

Working in the Transformation Team you will be at the heart of the organisation. Unlike larger organisations where you may play a relatively minor role in a specialised field, working in a small change team means you will be called on to apply your initiative, roll up your sleeves, quickly grasp the elements of a service or issue and apply your new found skills to delivering a solution. If Local Government Reorganisation happens as predicted, you will be able to quote your involvement in one of the largest reorganisations in local government history on your cv, although we sincerely hope that you will thrive in our team and want to stay and contribute to whatever challenges the future holds for us.

Graduates who join NYCC are expected to:

•    Achieve the objectives set for them;  ask for help/clarity where needed;
•    Develop their knowledge through self-directed study – further research, reading and questions;
•    Fully participate in all training opportunities through on the job experience, mentoring and coaching and formal training and learning; 
•    Work toward becoming a member/associate of the relevant professional body, where appropriate;
•    Make the most of the opportunities available within NYCC; and demonstrate NYCCs expected behaviours of:

o    Focussing on customers and communities; 
o    Taking responsibility;
o    Working together;
o    Acting with Integrity
o    Building a culture of continuous improvement and innovation; and leading by example
o    Leading by example

The Graduate Trainee – Business Transformation will utilise their technical knowledge and analysis skills to support delivery of the IT strategy, gathering and analysing business requirements, re-engineering processes, configuring and exploiting system functionality in the transformation of services. Whilst the role is expected to start in a support capacity, progression to end to end delivery of projects will be encouraged.

The role will require an effective communicator who can engage tactfully with individuals and teams to identify requirements and current working practices. This role will be required to analyse IT system functionality and identify how that functionality can be used to meet existing or future business need. They must be able to manage their own time and influence that of others to ensure delivery of tasks to deadline. Attention to detail and effective presentation skills, both written and verbal are essential. 

Essential criteria for this Graduate opportunity: Educated to degree level.
Desirable criteria for this role: Prince 2; ITIL

Start your journey to a great career and join us as a graduate.
 
Key dates:
Closing date: Sunday 17th January 2021
Interview date: W/C 25th January 2021 (Virtually)
 
Key documents:
 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 851 KB)

 

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Theresa Dykstra on 07435 934954 or via email theresa.dykstra@ryedale.gov.uk 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

 

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Job Title: Graduate Trainee – Housing Management and Support
Location: Malton, Ryedale District Council 
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: 1-6 months £19,698, rising to £20,493 after 6 months and then £22,627 for the final 12 months of the scheme.
Contract: 2 years fixed term position as part of the NYCC / Ryedale District Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
 

Directorate: Housing Services (Ryedale District Council)
Service: Housing Management and Support Service (Ryedale District Council)
Responsible to: Service Manager

We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our Housing Services Team as a Housing Management and Support Trainee.  

The Council’s housing responsibilities include the Council’s statutory housing functions and the private sector housing role, housing options services and housing links with Community safety, with the exception of Housing Management. This affords an opportunity to take a holistic view of all aspects of housing within the district and develop initiatives that may be used to benefit both social and private sector housing.  Over the past few years, the Council has developed a small number of specific schemes that are managed by the Council.

Duties of this role will include:

•    Operational and Administrative support of council managed and owned accommodation
•    Houses in Multiple Occupation and flats leased and owned by RDC
•    Monitor and maintain rent and charges records
•    Provide monthly reports on arrears and bad debts to colleagues
•    Assisting with tenancy management
•    Administrative duties around Tara Park, Gypsy and Traveller site
•    Assisting with Health and Safety assessments
•    Updating procedures and working practices relating to the properties
•    Working with the Development Officer on new schemes to ensure operational procedures are in place 
•    Ensure tenancies/licenses are in place, working with operational colleagues and Registered Social Landlords
•    With colleagues provide support and advice to tenants to address tenancy disputes within Council managed accommodation
•    Assist Housing Support officers with tenancy support as and when required within Council managed accommodation.

Benefits of working and learning in the service:

•    Experience of working in a busy rural District Council
•    Opportunity for graduates from a Housing/Social policy or related discipline to apply and develop technical knowledge and skills
•    Learning from highly experienced Housing officers and other specialists
•    Opportunity to take responsibility for your own caseload
•    Developing confidence in your own judgment 
•    Improving your communication and negotiation skills with the most vulnerable members of the community
•    Experience of working in partnership with other organisations

Graduates who join NYCC are expected to:

•    Achieve the objectives set for them;  ask for help/clarity where needed;
•    Develop their knowledge through self-directed study – further research, reading and questions;
•    Fully participate in all training opportunities through on the job experience, mentoring and coaching and formal training and learning; 
•    Work toward becoming a member/associate of the relevant professional body, where appropriate;
•    Make the most of the opportunities available within NYCC; and demonstrate NYCCs expected behaviours of:
o    Focussing on customers and communities; 
o    Taking responsibility;
o    Working together;
o    Acting with Integrity
o    Building a culture of continuous improvement and innovation; and leading by example
o    Leading by example

Requirements for the role

•    Ability to resolve tenancy issues quickly and effectively with support from colleagues
•    Establishing good relationships with colleagues and agencies internally &externally
•    Ability to work effectively on my own, planning and prioritising my work
•    Attention to detail, tenacity and an ability to get to the root of an issue and work with others to address it
•    Good oral and written communication skills
•    Good organisation and a planned approach to work tasks
•    A positive problem solving attitude and enjoy working with people
•    Able to start and finish work, ensuring that other stakeholders are involved and consulted
•    Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a range of internal and external partners. 
•    Ability to write clear, concise letters and reports 
•    Ability to plan and organise own workload and meet deadlines
•    Good IT skills
•    Ability to develop collaborative working relationships that promote joint working, best practice and consistency of service delivery.
•    An understanding of the requirements of providing a supported housing service to vulnerable tenants
•    Ability to understanding how to effectively manage and respond to complaints.
•    Excellent communication skills in relation to dealing with vulnerable members of the community often with difficult and chaotic lifestyles
•    The ability to work both as part of a team and independently

Essential criteria for this Graduate opportunity: Educated to degree level. Housing Degree or related discipline (Criminology, Social Policy, Law, Social Work, health and Social Care, Planning etc)
Desirable criteria for this role: Experience working with vulnerable people

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

Closing date: Sunday 17th January 2021
Interview date: W/C 25th January 2021 (Virtually)
 
Key documents:

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 959 KB)

 

 
If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Kim Robertshaw - Principle Specialist (People) on 01653 600666 ext 4338 or via email kim.robertshaw@ryedale.gov.uk 

NYCC / Ryedale District Council are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

 

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Job Title: Ryedale Graduate Trainee - Executive, Policy & Research Officer
Location: Malton, Ryedale District Council
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: 1-6 months £19,698, rising to £20,493 after 6 months and then £22,627 for the final 12 months of the scheme.
Contract: 2 years fixed term position as part of the NYCC / Ryedale District Council graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Directorate: Executive Support (Ryedale District Council)
Service: Chief Executive’s Office (Ryedale District Council)
Responsible to: Senior HR Business Partner

We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our Executive Support Team as an Executive, Policy & Research Officer Trainee.  

The Executive, Policy and Research Officer will provide research and analysis support to the Chief Executive and the wider Strategic Management Board, to further the development and implementation of organisational policy and evidence based decision making.

The Strategic Management Board at Ryedale District Council comprises of: Chief Executive Officer; Programme Director for Economic Development, Business and Partnerships; Chief Finance Officer (s151); Head of HR; Head of Communications, Technology and Business Transformation; Head of Communities, Customer Services and Waste and Environmental Services.  

The purpose of the Strategic Management Board is to ensure appropriate corporate governance and decision-making is in place around key issues.  The Board considers anything with corporate implications, in addition to Committee related activity and all items of a corporate nature go through this route prior to committee to enable a strategic steer and the provision of the best advice and guidance to Elected Members to support strategic decisions.

Benefits of working and learning in the service:

  • Experience of working in a busy rural District Council
  • Opportunity for graduates from any discipline with a strong research and analysis background to apply and develop technical knowledge and skills working with senior managers
  • Learning from highly experienced senior managers and senior project managers
  • Opportunity to take responsibility and lead on projects
  • Developing confidence in your own judgment 
  • Improving your communication and negotiation skills at a senior level and with elected members
  • Experience of working in partnership with other organisations

Graduates who join NYCC are expected to:

  • Achieve the objectives set for them;  ask for help/clarity where needed;
  • Develop their knowledge through self-directed study – further research, reading and questions;
  • Fully participate in all training opportunities through on the job experience, mentoring and coaching and formal training and learning; 
  • Work toward becoming a member/associate of the relevant professional body, where appropriate;
  • Make the most of the opportunities available within NYCC; and demonstrate NYCC’s expected behaviours of:
    • Focussing on customers and communities; 
    • Taking responsibility;
    • Working together;
    • Acting with Integrity
    • Building a culture of continuous improvement and innovation; and leading by example

Working alongside colleagues in HR, Business Transformation and Communications, Corporate Governance, Finance and delivery services, the responsibilities of the Executive Policy and Research Officer include researching and advising on issues of importance to the Council, carrying out development work and liaising with internal and external stakeholders.

The role will need to liaise with a number of specialist service areas across the Council to gain a holistic view and understanding of the organisation to inform robust policy development through:

  • Undertaking research projects from inception to presenting evidence based results in a meaningful and impactful way to senior managers and Elected Members as directed by the Chief Executive.
  • Research and developing policy solutions on behalf of the Chief Executive’s office
  • Drafting specific written material, based on research, for a wide range of audiences, including senior managers, Elected Members and other stakeholders.
  • Undertaking case management work and complex complaints investigations on behalf of the CX office to achieve satisfactory customer resolution.
  • Monitoring and contributing to social media to promote and enhance the reputation of Ryedale District Council
  • Supporting Head of Paid Service initiatives to promote employee health and well-being.
  • Analysing qualitative and quantitative data, identifying and presenting findings in a clear, concise and useable way
  • Being a confident communicator of detailed information with the ability to adapt to the needs of and present to different audiences, frequently at a senior level
  • Have excellent time management and organisation skills and have the ability to work independently once a brief had been agreed
  • Providing coordination and support to the Strategic Management Board and the Chief Executive’s office 

Requirements for the role

  • Ability to apply creative and innovatory thinking in the resolution of routine and more complex problems and handling of issues.
  • Ability to form and build strong and collaborative relationships across the organisation and, where appropriate, partner organisations. Regularly dealing with a range of matters with an awareness of the organisation’s direction of travel.  
  • Ability to conducting high quality research, and provide written and verbal reports with a high degree of accuracy and in compliance with deadlines as directed by the Chief Executive.
  • Ability to utilise statistical reporting tools for analysis of data and web based research methods for maintaining awareness of best practice and future developments.
  • Communication skills:  enhanced ability to communicate confidently and effectively with contacts at all levels using tact, diplomacy and discretion.
  • Time management skills: enhanced ability to be flexible as priorities change, and manage multiple tasks in a high pace environment.
  • Organisation skills:  enhanced ability to coordinate information and activities to achieve results, including under time pressure.
  • Decision-making skills:  to determine matters to be escalated/ prioritised and what can be dealt with personally.
  • Problem-solving skills: ability to think constructively and generate solutions to day-to-day problems.

Essential criteria for this Graduate opportunity: Educated to degree level. Strong research and analysis background

Desirable criteria for this role: Experience of the public sector

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

 

Key dates:
Closing date: Sunday 31st January 2021
Interview date: W/C 8th February 2021

 

Key documents:
 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 853 KB) 

 
If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Emma Lawer (Senior HR Business Partner) 07773 638 430 or by emailing Emma.Lawer@northyorks.gov.uk for an informal conversation.
 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

 

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Job Title: Graduate Trainee – Effective Practice and Quality Assurance
Location: County Hall, Northallerton 
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: 1-6 months £19,698, rising to £20,493 after 6 months and then £22,627 for the final 12 months of the scheme.
Contract: 2 years fixed term position as part of the NYCC graduate programme
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

 

Directorate: CYPS
Service: Children and Families
Responsible to: Head of Effective Practice

We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our Children and Young People Services (CYPS) Team as an Effective Practice and Quality Assurance Trainee.  

The Effective practice and Quality Assurance team cover a range of areas, which give the opportunity for a range of learning experiences. ‘Partners in Practice’ sits within the team and this is likely to continue in some format into 2021. 

This would enable the graduate trainee to interact with other local authorities, sector led improvement and work alongside the internal understanding excellence programme on this transformation programme. This would include the opportunity to engage with national partners, the Department for Education deliver presentations and reports internally and learn about complex organisational structure etc. There is also the opportunity to engage in work preparing for inspection, quality of practice, project management, workshops, training and learning, the organisation of events etc as part of the team. Additional opportunities include working with young people involved in the participation, user feedback work, working with the PSW to understand Social work practice, career pathways, learning and development, recruitment, retention and succession planning.  

Benefits of working and learning in this team are that a wide range of activities can be accessed which will give a range of varied learning opportunities and skills and knowledge development. This in turn would give a graduate trainee a good understanding of the CYPS department as a whole and within NYCC; including some innovation work, national research projects and novel approaches to practice therefore this has implication on a regional and national level offering bigger picture learning and opportunities.  

Graduates who join NYCC are expected to:

  • Achieve the objectives set for them;  ask for help/clarity where needed;
  • Develop their knowledge through self-directed study – further research, reading and questions;
  • Fully participate in all training opportunities through on the job experience, mentoring and coaching and formal training and learning; 
  • Work toward becoming a member/associate of the relevant professional body, where appropriate;
  • Make the most of the opportunities available within NYCC; and demonstrate NYCCs expected behaviours of:
    • Focussing on customers and communities; 
    • Taking responsibility;
    • Working together;
    • Acting with Integrity
    • Building a culture of continuous improvement and innovation; and leading by example

The role would support across the team so the ability to be able to manage multiple competing demands across a range of diverse projects would be necessary. To demonstrate the ability to learn quickly and analyse complex information in order to translate this into presentations, documents or reports for a wide range of audiences. To be able to learn about social work practice, quality assurance, research, participation and the wider government’s transformation program for social work to support NYCC with its current work program including the internal CPD offer for staff and career progression pathways, retention work and succession planning.

Essential criteria for this Graduate opportunity: A degree plus GCSE Maths and English pass
Desirable criteria for this role: Degree in social policy, criminology, psychology, sociology, project management ability

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

 
Key dates:
Closing date: Sunday 31st January 2021
Interview date: 11th February 2021

 
Key documents:
 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 855 KB)

 

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Sam Clayton (Head of Effective Practice PIP) on 07811 665 858 or by email Samanta.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk 

 

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Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post, this cost will be met by the employer. 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

 

 

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