About the Council



At the Royal Borough, we have an exciting vision to build a sustainable borough of opportunity and innovation for our community – and to achieve that, we rely on the exceptional work carried out by colleagues across every service. 

Our ambition for our place, or residents and businesses is high, so we look for innovative and enthusiastic people to join the team and play your part in the journey to achieving our vision, focussed around thriving communities, inspiring places, and a council trusted to deliver its promises.

But it’s not just about what you can do for us. We are a forward-thinking and dynamic council where engagement, empowerment and wellbeing are prioritised and nurtured within our community of colleagues. Our collaborative, respectful and supportive working culture provides a platform for our people to flourish, achieve their goals and become the best professionals they can be.

We offer our employees a wide range of benefits. We believe this gives our employees’ the rewards they deserve for the excellent services they provide for our residents.

Our benefits include:

  • Range of full, part time and flexible working options.
  • 28 days' holiday plus bank holidays (increasing to a total of 32 days from April 2024 pending consultation).
  • A day off for your birthday.
  • Contributory pension scheme and an Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) scheme to enhance your pension provision.
  • A range of employee benefits schemes giving discounts and savings with supermarkets and other retailers.
  • Microsoft Home User discount.
  • Dell Advantage – savings on Dell products.
  • Eyecare voucher scheme.
  • Employee assistance programme offering advice, information and counselling support.
  • In-house Wellbeing Advocates.
  • Free digital services including eBooks, audio books, films and music via our library services team.
  • Give as you earn scheme.
  • Free parking.

Our HERO values help us to deliver for the people of the borough:

  • Embrace the diversity of colleagues, partners and the people of the borough
  • Seek and listen to the ideas of others
  • Ask for help when you need it
  • Take pride in your work
  • Support each other to learn, grow and improve
  • Focus on wellbeing – your own and your colleagues
  • Celebrate success
  • Take ownership, be accountable, focus on outcomes
  • Learn lessons and innovate to change what isn’t working
  • Use your professional expertise to make key decisions
  • Be open, honest and transparent
  • If you can’t do something, let people know
  • Engage in a variety of ways
  • Don’t sit in silence if something concerns you
  • Consult with people on decisions which impact them
  • Treat people with respect
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  • Deliver our vision together
  • Break down internal silos – put the people of the borough first
  • Don’t pass people around the system
  • Understand how what you do relates to our vision
  • Build good relationships and get to know other teams

















We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and support fair recruitment practices. As part of this commitment we offer an interview to all disabled people who apply for a job at the council and meet the minimum criteria. 

For more information refer to: Disability Confident employer scheme - GOV.UK.