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Working for Us

We believe work should be enjoyable, challenging and rewarding and we work hard to create an environment in which you are supported to achieve your potential.

Working with us

We are a modern, ambitious, professional and outward-looking local authority who celebrates diversity and actively pursues continuous improvement in everything we do. We also believe that listening to what you say about your job and the council is important to improving the services we provide. 

We will help you to increase your knowledge through development opportunities, so that you are equipped with the skills needed to carry out your work.  Your personal commitment will be the key factor in deciding whether we are successful in achieving our goals.

We aim to continually improve the services we provide for local people as part of our commitment to improve the quality of their lives and the environment we all live in and enjoy. Working for us, you can make an important contribution to that aim.

We are proud to pay a Voluntary Living Wage rate which is set above the National Minimum and National Living wages.  This takes into account the income an individual needs to earn to cover the basic costs of living.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the local community we serve.  Our recruitment policies and practices are fair and transparent and are in accordance with our corporate HR policies and guidelines.

For information on the data we collect about you and how we process it as part of the recruitment process see our Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Finally, we offer a wide range of family friendly policies designed to support you balance your work and home life and deal with your personal responsibilities and support you in times of difficulty.  We also offer excellent terms and conditions of employment including a Local Government pension scheme.

We are committed to attracting and retaining great people, recognising talent and promoting a healthy, vibrant workforce. In order to help shape this, we offer an excellent range of employee benefits including:
It is our policy to ensure that all employees are recruited, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, the requirements of the job and similar objective criteria.