Best city, best council, best place to work

We want Leeds to be a city that is distinctive, sustainable, ambitious, fun and creative for all.

Leeds dock

The city

Leeds is a vibrant, contemporary city situated in the heart of the UK. There’s so much to experience here, from world class theatres and a thriving shopping scene to 5 universities and 4,000 hectares of green space. We’re the largest city in the north and proud of our rich cultural heritage. Not forgetting our famous friendly Yorkshire welcome!

Leeds town hall

The council

Being open, honest and trusted – that's what our council is built on. With people at the heart, our aim is to recruit and develop talented individuals who are committed to making a difference to our communities, who treat people fairly and who are focused on finding better ways of doing things.

Two employees wearing Leeds City Council branded T-shirts are smiling outside the Civic Hall with a blue plaque in the background

Our teams

We all make use of our council’s frontline services but might not be aware of the council’s wider role. Our teams deliver over 500 different services every day to support residents and the city environment. We have an eye to the future too, working in partnership to bring the benefits of a prosperous, vibrant and attractive city to our citizens for years to come.

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Our values

The roles colleagues do across the organisation are many and varied, however we all have some very important things in common. Our shared values and behaviours shape our actions every day, helping us to be the best we can be and do our best for people in Leeds.

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Our benefits

We value our colleagues and take pride in offering the best employee experience. Our employment practices and staff benefits are designed to reward you fairly, develop your career, support your wellbeing and help you make your money go further.