Working in Leeds

Leeds is a city full of energy and compassion, making it a great place to live and work. Situated in the heart of the UK, it can be easily accessible by road, rail and air.

We're one of the greenest cities in the country, with award winning parks and the beautiful Yorkshire countryside right on our doorstep. We're home to five successful universities, with a thriving jobs market and a healthy digital and creative scene. Not to mention, a strong and fast growing production sector that has seen the likes of Channel 4 move to the city to open its national headquarters.

As one of the largest employers in the region, we employ over 14,000 people across a wide range of roles and services — doing amazing work that matters, while delivering top quality customer services. With a clear vision, we're set for the future, ready to become an even more distinctive, sustainable, ambitious and creative city for all.

Leeds is a city of opportunity for all and at Leeds City Council we are determined to become the best council in the best city in the UK.

— Leader Councillor James Lewis

We're committed to

  • better homes for health and wellbeing
  • promoting mental health in the community
  • inclusive green jobs
  • learning outcomes for social mobility
  • responding to the cost of living crisis

We're ambitious...

for Leeds, for our citizens and for our employees. The Best City Ambition is our overall vision for the future of Leeds.

At its heart is our mission to tackle poverty and inequality and improve quality of life for everyone who calls Leeds home. We will achieve our mission by focusing on improving outcomes across the three pillars of the Best City Ambition.

  • 1. Health and wellbeing
  • 2. Inclusive growth
  • 3. Zero carbon

Contact us

To advertise a job vacancy with us, call 0113 378 5216

If you have any questions about vacancies, contact our recruitment team on 0113 378 5165 or email

If your question is about a vacancy within a school, charity or other non-profit organisation vacancies, please contact them directly.

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