Careers in the City Council

Over 1,500 staff are employed across all areas of our operations.  While most are hired directly by the Council through a competitive recruitment process, those in senior grades are recruited by the Public Appointments Service.  Our employees come from a wide range of professional backgrounds with diverse skill sets, qualifications and experience.

The Council provides a wide and diverse range of public services such as, housing, management of the public realm, libraries, physical planning and development, community, culture and place-making and the delivery of infrastructure projects.  Internal services include Finance, ICT, Legal Affairs, People & Organisation Development and Corporate Affairs.   The City Council also provides a full-time Fire Service that is staffed by engineering, technical and administrative staff as well as full time fire personnel.

The Council is committed to increasing its capacity and capability for change to deliver improved public services.

Staff are encouraged to expand their existing skill-sets by attending training programmes or gaining extra qualifications. Many roles offer staff flexible working hours and where possible we try to facilitate part-time working to take into account the different circumstances of employees. 

Job vacancies are advertised on our website and information on some of the varied roles can be found below.