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

  • building a strong economy
  • making sure citizens feel safe and happy
  • encouraging active, healthy lifestyles
  • working closely with our Partners
  • tackling poverty and reducing health inequalities
  • building good quality affordable housing
  • providing education, learning and skills
  • making Leeds a child friendly city
  • building more green spaces and leisure and arts environments
  • improving transport links and digital infrastructure

With our Best Council Plan, Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Inclusive Growth Strategy in motion, we're set for big things in the future. Join us and witness the ongoing changes to the landscape of our city, as we continue to grow and improve.

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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