Opportunities in Local Government
There are many different career options available in Local Government across the County. Local Authorities provide a wide range of public services to people across North Yorkshire and are committed to making a difference to the lives of residents.
North Yorkshire Council is one of the county’s largest employers, offering many diverse opportunities including careers in ICT, finance, social care, human resources and many more. We are committed to providing our employees with continual training and development opportunities.
From April 2023, all district and borough councils across North Yorkshire will merge to form one new council. This will increase the variety of career opportunities we can offer as one single employer. You can find out more about working for the new Council on our website.
Watch the videos below to hear about the experiences of some of our staff who work in Social Care.
Sharon Moss - registered manager at Benkhill Lodge:
Make Care Matter:
Learn more about a career in the Care sector by visiting the Make Care Matter website.
You can search and apply for jobs with North Yorkshire Council on our website.
The section below provides key information and advice that will be useful if applying for jobs in local government.
If you are interested in applying for a job in the public sector, then it is important to understand the specific requirements of these types of application forms.
The supporting statement section is the most important part of a public sector application forms. This is the section where you need to give evidence of the skills, experience and knowledge required for the role. How well you meet each point on the person specification in your supporting statement will determine whether you are shortlisted (invited to an interview) or not. It is very important to make sure that you address every single point mentioned.
When formatting your supporting statement, you need to make it clear which criteria you are addressing. Dedicate a short paragraph to each criteria, or multiple criteria if you are using an example that effectively demonstrates more than one skill, experience etc.
Using the STAR method when writing each paragraph will help you to demonstrate your competencies and provide detailed examples, rather than talking generally about a range of situations you have been in.
Whilst they may seem time consuming, completing a supporting evidence statement will help prepare you for an interview for the role. Interviews will often focus on many of the same criteria points. This is your opportunity to talk more in-depth about what you have mentioned in your supporting statement and other examples.
It is also worth detailing your interest and motivations for applying, as employers are also keen to know this when reviewing candidates.
Keep a copy of your supporting statement and person specification and use these to prepare for the interview.
Last updated: November 2022