City of York Council


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

As part of our commitment to the York Armed Forces Covenant, the Council offer a guaranteed interview scheme for veterans of the armed forces and their spouses, who can demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the job.

This means you must provide evidence in your application that demonstrates you meet the required level of competence for each element within the 'skills and knowledge' section of the job description.

You should also indicate on the application that you're applying on this basis.

The Council is fully supportive of employees who are members of, or who wish to join, the Volunteer Reserve Forces and Adult Cadet Instructors and we recognise the knowledge, skills and experience this can bring to the workplace and will:

  •  Provide those employees with an additional 10 days paid leave each year to attend reservist annual training;  
  • Grant additional unpaid leave for those employees to attend additional reservist training; 
  • Consider and where possible grant requests which will assist reservists with their duties including amendments to working patterns; 
  •  Deem service to be continuous during periods of mobilisation for the purposes of sick pay; leave and redundancy entitlement;
  • Where ever possible reinstate reservists to their former job on the same terms and conditions prior to mobilisation or where that is not possible to provide a suitable alternative job.  

About us

From our offices in West Offices and Hazel Court, and with partners, City of York Council serves over 200,000 residents in and around York. 

Local communities depend on the statutory services we deliver and our people are proud to keep York clean, safe, productive and resilient. 

Our key values:

We work together

  • we share information and knowledge
  • we care about and respect others' views
  • we encourage and support each other
  • we support and enable individuals and our communities 

We improve

  • we challenge what we do and how we can do it better
  • we try new ways of doing things
  • we learn from our experiences, feedback and mistakes
  • we are ambitious for our communities and our city

We make a difference

  • we are honest about what we achieve
  • we deliver on our commitments
  • we communicate openly
  • we make our actions count

A strong council can also be an empowering force - transforming lives, communities and generations. We deliver lots of important but little-known services that are making a big difference to those who need them.