Working in North Ayrshire

If you are ready to be connected

North Ayrshire Council already has around 7,300 employees working hard to make North Ayrshire among the best of the best. However, in order for this to happen, the right Connections need to take place.

North Ayrshire Connects is about more than words – to put it simply, it’s about working together, joining together and putting our values: Focus, Passion and Inspiration into everything that we do.

If you are ready to be Connected, then North Ayrshire Council can offer a focused, passionate and inspirational workplace where you can really make a difference in helping to provide a wide variety of services to around 138,000 people in North Ayrshire.

So, why should you join North Ayrshire Council? Who better than to ask our own people – here’s what they say:





  • We put our customers first
  • We understand the bigger picture


  • We take pride in the jobs we do
  • We are ambitious for our community


  • We all look for better ways to deliver our services
  • We achieve the best results by working together

In addition, we offer a wide range of careers; we provide great benefits and we can help you fulfil your potential. If you would like to be part of our journey, and feel that you can add a valuable Connection to the organisation, then please search our current vacancies.

Before starting work with us, and to ensure you're maximising your income, review any applicable entitlement to benefits and how to claim Universal Credit.

You should consider whether you are entitled to:

Job Centre Plus Advice and Support

Are you in part-time work and claiming Universal Credit but are unsure if you can increase your working hours or consider a promotion at work?

Jobcentre Plus are available to provide you with advice and support to help you overcome any barriers that may stop you from working more hours.

They could also help you get additional training or skills that may result in you being able to get a job with a higher rate of pay.

You also may be eligible for help with childcare costs. Information on childcare costs can be found here Universal Credit childcare costs - GOV.UK (

If you are interested in getting more information and support, Job Centre Plus Work Coaches are available now! All you have to do is post a message in your Universal Credit Journal.


Job Centre Guidance on Flexible Support Fund

Starting work or finding work can be expensive but your local Jobcentre may be able to help you.

Flexible Support Funds are available to help with:

  •  Fares to attend interviews
  •  Work Clothing
  •  Some essential work tools
  •  Tickets or certificates essential for your trade
  •  Travel Expenses to enable you to start work · Upfront Childcare Costs (see Universal Credit childcare costs - GOV.UK ( for more information)
  •  Some Training
  •  Other options may be allowed but should be discussed with a Work Coach

The Flexible Support Fund is available to those on Universal Credit, JSA, ESA and Income Support. The funds do not have to be paid back but if you have savings you may be asked to contribute towards the help that you need.

Speak to your Work Coach at the Job Centre for more information or if you would like to apply.

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