Working for Leeds City Council

Being open, honest and trusted — that's what our council is built on.

We want Leeds to be the best council in the best city. So, as one of the largest employers in the region with over 14,000 employees, our aim is to recruit and develop talented individuals who embody our council values and ambitions.

We are a political organisation, with a responsibility for providing local services and facilities. There are 99 elected councillors across the city to represent our citizens at a local level and help drive change for the better.

Being our best

Our strong values run through everything we do. We work as a team for Leeds to meet challenges head on and deliver outstanding outcomes with compassion and commitment.

Our employees talk about the pride they feel in making a difference, and in return for their dedication and contribution we offer a workplace where people feel supported, that celebrates difference, and encourages everyone to grow like the city we love.

This is a unique time for Leeds and a chance for you to be part of something special as we aim to be the best place to work in the best city in the UK.

Every day our teams across the council come into work to make a difference. Our ambition is to create an open, inclusive organisation, where everyone can achieve their potential being themselves.

— Chief Executive, Tom Riordan

Our teams across the council have won numerous national awards from Museums and Galleries who took home the Educational Initiative of the Year award to our outstanding Children and Families services who were the winners of two prestigious national Social Worker of the Year awards. Not forgetting the council’s 2019 Digital Leaders 100 award for our work to improve digital tools, technology and inclusion in the city.

Our values

  • being open, honest and trusted: I can be my best
  • treating people fairly: I feel valued for who I am
  • spending money wisely: I make every pound go further
  • working as a team for Leeds: I am part of a can do team
  • working with all communities: I make a difference

Our Best Council Plan vision is to be an efficient, enterprising and healthy place to work. To achieve this, our set of values are at the heart of everything we do — from informing the way we design and deliver our services, to the way we all work and behave.

We are proud of the work we do every day to help deliver better outcomes for our citizens — from keeping our streets clean to building the innovative and striking Leeds Arena which attracts the biggest names in the entertainment industry.

Join us and discover the part you could play in making Leeds the best council in the best city.

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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