Why work for us

Read about our values, staff pay, flexible working and other staff benefits.

Training and personal development

People are our greatest asset. We support our staff with a range of training and development opportunities including face-to-face, online and on-demand e-learning. The training covers a wide range of topics including induction,  equality and diversity training, skill development as well as specialist mandatory training. 

We offer our staff the opportunity to volunteer at a local charity of their choice for up to 2 days every year.

We encourage our employees to join our staff forums.

These include:

  • Black and Minority Ethnic Workers' Forum
  • Disabled Workers' and Carers' Network
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Workers' Forum
  • Women's Network

These are staff-run groups designed to help employees share experiences and advice. They also allow staff to have an input in the council's policies.

We also offer health and wellbeing services, like the employee assistance programme and staff counselling service.