Leeds City Council is a great place to work. There are some great work/life balance benefits
to be had as well as working on great projects in a great team…for example did you know as
well as the standard leave entitlement you could generate up to an extra 24 days a year by
working flexibly!! That is almost an extra 5 working weeks on top of the standard allowance.
This is a substantial benefit if you have a young family or other responsibilities that
would benefit from that time.
We could be the place for you! More information is below and you can apply at the bottom of
Leeds City Council is the second largest metropolitan local authority in the UK, in terms of
both population and geographical area, serving a population of over 800,000. We are
values-led with a clear ambition to be the best city council in the UK.
A city that is compassionate and caring with a strong economy, which tackles poverty and
reduces inequalities. We want Leeds to be a city that is distinctive, sustainable,
ambitious, fun and creative for all, with a council that its residents can be proud of the
best council in the country.
It’s an incredibly exciting time to consider Leeds City Council as your next career step.
With a multitude of innovative schemes currently underway to help support the city’s
ambition to be ‘The Best’, this is an excellent opportunity to join a forward-looking
workforce, to contribute to the delivery of major transport infrastructure, regeneration and
The city has built momentum over the last decade with substantial levels of development and
investment laying the foundations for our ambitions to double the size of the city centre,
plan and deliver major new transport infrastructure in our Connecting Leeds proposals and to
capitalise on growth opportunities around major transport hubs.
There is strong and clear political leadership in Leeds City Council that is fully focused on
realising the further potential for the city to grow in an inclusive way, meeting the
challenges of the climate change emergency and leading wider partnership work across the
Leeds City Region and Northern Powerhouse. Recent and ongoing projects involve the
successful flood alleviation works in around the Kirkstall Road area of Leeds, the East
Leeds Orbital Road and completion of a new retail park and associated infrastructure in the
East of Leeds.
We are proud to be an inclusive city and that we have been named in the top 50 inclusive
employers in the country by LGBT+ charity Stonewall. Our staff networks ensure that we
support inclusivity, equity of opportunity and career progression for all our workforce.
We are seeking talented individuals specifically for our Flood Risk Management, Asset
Management Team working initially within the Flood Asset Delivery Team. They will enable the
local authority to continue to offer first class services serving the city and helping meet
its ambition to ‘Be the Best City’.
We hope you find this information and our roles of interest and I look forward to hearing
Mark Garford and Stephanie Millar
Wetter winters, drier summers and more extreme rainfall linked to climate change
means that the risk of flooding, both on a global and regional scale, is
increasing over time. Leeds City Council declared a climate emergency in March
2019 meaning the organisation aims to be carbon neutral by 2030 -
Leeds Gov | Plans and strategies | Climate Change
The Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS), and the delivery of other major
flooding schemes across Leeds, plays a key role in this plan. Its objective:
building the city’s resilience to climate change and supporting safe and
sustainable communities. Work to improve flood protection to Leeds city centre
began with the first phase of FAS. Completed in 2017, it was delivered by Leeds
City Council in partnership with Environment Agency and involved the
installation of state-of-the-art moveable weirs at Crown Point and Knostrop,
along with flood walls and gates.
The second phase of the multi-million pound scheme is also being delivered by
Leeds City Council, in partnership with Environment Agency, BMMjv, AECOM and
others. The scheme aims to reduce flood risk to 1,048 homes and 474 businesses
along the River Aire corridor by delivering traditional flood defences as well
as upstream storage and Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures throughout the
Our team are responsible for the operation and maintenance of bespoke significant
infrastructure and is constantly developing and improving to respond to changing
circumstances. As a Group Engineer you will manage a team of professional and
technical staff whose roles are to operate, manage and maintain the Leeds FAS.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the delivery of Leeds FAS2
which will become part of the assets we will have operational responsibility
In addition to the great benefits that Leeds City Council offer, the FRM team
provides a varied work pattern, balancing being at home, in the office and on
site. Working in the Asset Management Team, you will be in a diverse team with a
strong network to assist with problem solving and development.
Working for the Council
We offer staff a very generous package of benefits including the following.
When you start work for the council you will automatically join the Local
Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) if you have a contract of employment that will
last for at least 3 months and are under the age of 75.
Training and development
Leeds City Council is recognised under the Investors in People (IiP) scheme. We
are committed to making sure all staff receive the right training and
development to help deliver excellent services to the people of Leeds. Our aim
is to develop an empowered, motivated and effective workforce.
You will receive generous holiday entitlements. The amount of annual leave you
get depends on the grade of your job, but it will be at least 32 days holiday
(including 8 statutory bank holidays). After five years service you get at least
four days of extra annual leave. Holidays are reduced proportionally for staff
who do not work full-time.
Flexible working and job share arrangements
We have a range of flexible working options including flexi time, term time only
working and compressed hours to help you to achieve work-life balance. We also
operate a job share scheme which allows you to apply for all full-time posts
(unless the advertisement states otherwise), on a half post basis (usually 18.5
hours per week). Job share applicants will be treated in the same way as full
Maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
We offer very generous maternity and adoption benefits in comparison to many
employers. New fathers (or partners, husbands or civil partners) can also
benefit from two weeks paid leave, and take advantage of options for sharing
part of the maternity entitlement.
Employee assistance programme
When you work for us, you and your family can use a free, confidential helpline
service offering advice and support on legal, financial and health issues.
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How to apply
For more information or for a confidential conversation please contact: Thomas Watson, Senior Recruitment Consultant working in partnership with Leeds City Council.
Please click into the opportunity and apply. You will need to upload a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter which explains both why you are attracted to this post, and why you are the right person for us. Please limit your covering letter to no more than 1 page.
‘as a committed member of the team you will be expected to work flexibly with regards to hybrid working arrangements. Currently the majority of the team are working from the LCC Merrion House office for a minimum of two days a week but this is subject to change according to the business needs of the organisation. Initially during the construction of the FAS2 project you would also be expected to work from the project site office in Kirkstall to contribute towards the benefits of the co-location office environment.’
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