Graduate Trainee – Strategy and Performance

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£19,698 to £22,627
07 Apr 2021
25 Apr 2021
Contract Type

Location: County Hall, Northallerton
Grade: E, F, G
Salary: 1-6 months £19,698, rising to £20,493 after 6 months and then £22,627 for the final 12 months of the scheme.
Contract: 2 years fixed term position as part of the NYCC graduate programme

Directorate: Central Services

Service: Strategy and Performance

Responsible to: Head of Strategy and Performance

We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our Central Services Team as an Strategy and Performance Trainee. 

The Strategy and Performance Team covers two broad areas of activity, strategic planning and performance improvement.

The team co-ordinates strategy development and strategic planning to maximise the benefits of increasingly scarce resources and to achieve better outcomes for people and communities. In doing so, it provides performance and value for money challenge across a range of local government services, including evidence-based analysis to support leaders in driving improvement.

This is an exciting time to be joining Local Government in North Yorkshire, which is going through a period of significant change, moving from a two tier system to unitary status (single tier). This will provide significant policy and service delivery opportunities for Local Government, ranging from housing to economic development and social policy to health.

This position provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated graduate with the initiative to take on complex tasks and seeking to gain a broad understanding of local government and broader public policy, including its implications for improving outcomes for people and communities.

Graduates who join NYCC are expected to:

  • Achieve the objectives set for them;  ask for help/clarity where needed;
  • Develop their knowledge through self-directed study – further research, reading and questions;
  • Fully participate in all training opportunities through on the job experience, mentoring and coaching and formal training and learning;
  • Work toward becoming a member/associate of the relevant professional body, where appropriate;
  • Make the most of the opportunities available within NYCC; and demonstrate NYCCs expected behaviours of:
  • Focussing on customers and communities;
  • Taking responsibility;
  • Working together;
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Building a culture of continuous improvement and innovation; and leading by example
  • Leading by example

The successful candidate will have the opportunity for involvement in all areas of local government including a specific personal portfolio or research, policy and performance work.

By the end of the traineeship, the successful candidate will have developed a broad appreciation of national policy and its implementation at the local level, including implications on delivering value for money and improved outcomes for people and communities.

Desirable criteria for this role: Public Policy and Politics

Start your journey to a great career and join us as a graduate.

Key dates:

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 25th April 2021

Shortlisting date: 26th / 27th April 2021

Interview date: 4th / 5th May 2021
Visit our dedicated campaign page to learn more about our fantastic Graduate Programme and hear from our recent Graduates. 

If this role sounds like it could be for you, and you would like to gain more information, please call Steve Evans (Head of Strategy and Performance) on 07971 796067 or by emailing   

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.