Our council

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Working for Leeds City Council

Being open, honest and trusted — that's what our council is built on. Our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who share 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.

We are proud of the work we do every day to deliver for our city, from keeping our streets clean to delivering major cultural and sporting events, and much more.

Visit our newsroom to read our latest updates and council news.

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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.

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.

Chief Executive, Tom Riordan

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. 

Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council

#TeamLeeds is about supporting one another to make Leeds the best it can be. It is about sharing ideas and learning, working in genuine partnership, being ambitious about our collective social and environmental impact, and sharing resources and assets as we work towards common goals.

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A diverse organisation where representation matters

We've built an inclusive place to work, where everyone is welcomed, feels valued and can truly be their authentic self at work. We want our people to be the best they can be, no matter who they are and where they come from. 

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Something for everyone

With a wide range of roles at Leeds City Council, from admin assistants and animal keepers to wellbeing workers and web developers, there’s something for everyone in Team Leeds. Browse all our current job opportunities.

We’re committed to developing our own skilled workforce and offer apprenticeships and graduate schemes allowing you to kickstart your career with us. Keep an eye on our job opportunities to see when these schemes open.

Our volunteer roles are a chance for you to give something back to the local community, meet new people, develop your interests and learn new skills.