Who we are

From Howden to Hessle, be part of a team that offers you the freedom to shape your community in a way that suits you. With flexible working hours and locations, the perfect career starts at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

There’s more to working at East Riding of Yorkshire Council than you think…

We are the East Riding’s largest employer, with over 10,000 staff delivering more than 600 services.

Working at the council not only offers hundreds of career paths, it also provides great opportunities for career development and a chance to earn while you learn with an apprenticeship.

With a wide range of benefits including flexible working, working for the council can also give you immense job satisfaction, as you are making a real difference to the lives of people in your local community every day – that sense of accomplishment can be quite difficult to find in other professions.

Our values

Our values help to guide how we work with each other to achieve the vision; with our partners, our residents and our communities.


We work together to provide the best services possible


We are proud of what we do and positively embrace change


We treat people fairly and are open, honest and lead by example

Our priorities

How we achieve our vision.

Growing the Economy

Working with others to support sustainable economic growth and strong communities, ensuring the East Riding is a great place to invest in, live, work and visit.

Helping Children and Young People Achieve

Supporting and inspiring children to raise their aspirations and reach their potential.

Valuing the Environment

Responding to climate change, developing our infrastructure and safeguarding our heritage.

Protecting the Vulnerable

Supporting in times of need, protecting from harm and improving the quality of life.

Empowering and Supporting Communities

Helping people to stay healthy, strong and fit for the future.

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