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Working for Craven District Council

Craven District Council offers an attractive benefits package which recognises the value of its staff.

As a Craven District Council employee you can look forward to:

  • competitive salary;
  • the option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme, a contributory final salary scheme;
  • a generous annual leave entitlement of 22 days (plus public and Bank Holidays) plus a further 5 days after 5 years service, rising to a maximum of 29 days;
  • family friendly policies to help employees balance their commitments at work and home, including:
    • a childcare voucher scheme;
    • a range of flexible working options;
    • maternity / paternity leave;
    • parental leave scheme;
    • time off for dependants policy.
  • a confidential counselling service to provide support on a wide range of issues whether related to home or work;
  • a free eye test for users of display screen equipment;
  • subsidised membership of Craven Swimming Pool  which includes the pool, fitness suite and exercise classes

Our Values

We believe our first responsibility is to the people and communities who live in, work in, or visit Craven.

In serving those communities everyone within Craven District Council will:

  • Treat everyone with respect;
  • Act with integrity and honesty;
  • Show commitment and flexibility;
  • Strive for improvement and excellence.

The Craven Area

Craven is a magnificent place to work and live.

Craven District Council is the Local Authority for the most westerly district of North Yorkshire and covers an area of 450 square miles.

Craven is an area of outstanding natural beauty with a mix of natural limestone and millstone grit landscapes, moorland, fells and meadowland, unspoilt villages and historic market towns. Most of the District is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The biggest centre, and the District's capital, is the market town of Skipton.

Craven is accessible from all corners of the UK with good road and rail links to West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria - the M6 is to the west, the A1 to the east, and the M62 and M65 lie to the south. All of these motorways are within easy reach along the three principal roads in the area, the A65, A59 and A629.  Three railway lines service the area.

Welcome - it is an exciting time to join us

The 8 District, Borough & County Council’s in North Yorkshire are coming together in April 2023 to form a new organisation, one unified Council.

This is an exciting time to join us as we make the transition to one new Council, coming together to boost the services we deliver for our residents; so join us today and work in a rewarding job where you can help the people of North Yorkshire by providing vital community services.

One unified organisation gives us the chance to further focus on the way we work, having one point of contact for all Council services across North Yorkshire. This will be simpler for our customers and will help us to continue delivering good customer service for all Council matters.  We will have local delivery sites across the county, so our jobs will be based in the places where the work needs to be – this means there will be local job opportunities close to where people live, all across North Yorkshire.

The new unitary council will offer employees a positive, supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment, committed to delivering high quality and effective services to our residents, communities and visitors.

Whilst you are applying for a vacancy with an individual District, Borough or the County Council, if successful, you will become an employee of this council only up to March 2023. From April 2023 your employment contract will migrate to a newly formed unitary Council. Whilst the change to form one new organisation can bring the feeling of uncertainty, the vast majority of staff will be unaffected.

All current and future staff should not worry, in joining us you will have job security, more so than many other employers can offer.   

Please see further information below about the unified Council.