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 15,000 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.

We're ambitious...

...for Leeds, for our citizens and for our employees. 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.

Our values

Leeds City Council values are at the heart of everything we do. They inform the way we design and deliver our services and the way we all work and behave.  Leeds City Council expects all its employees and councillors to observe our core values and to understand our codes of conduct for ethical behaviour, correct use of the Digital Information Service (DIS) facilities and protection of sensitive information.

They reflect the current needs of the city. In a period of immense change and real challenge we must be both confident and decisive about what we do and how we do it. Observing our values can help us:

Working as a Team for Leeds Work in ways which are open, inclusive, responsive and accountable to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers, other stakeholders and partners to achieve excellent outcomes for the citizens of Leeds

Being Open, Honest & Trusted Ensure citizens and council members are provided with all relevant information to make decisions, learn from mistakes and seek to promote continuous improvement and best practice

Working with Communities Work effectively with the variety of partners to deliver services, communicate and involve stakeholders and the wider community in new developments to encourage ownership and commitment

Treating People Fairly Recognise that everyone has an equally important part to play within the Council and value the diverse and vibrant nature of the city and all its citizens

Spending Money Wisely Set high expectations of achievement across a range of strategic outcomes, actively seek out opportunities to improve delivery of services though partnership and feedback from service users

What we're planning

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 is already attracting 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.