Before you start

Before you start, what you need to check

  1. Make sure your professional membership or registration is current (if required for your post).
  2. Check the Right to work in the UK guidance.
  3. Do you have previous local government service? If you have service that you think should be recognised, send askHR documentary evidence of the relevant dates. (This isn't applicable to Casual Workers.)
  4. Complete the New starts to the Council: setting you up for success e-learning.

About us

We employ approximately 18,000 people, and our team is as diverse as the services we provide, from refuse collection to museums and galleries, parks to planning, schools to social care.

Our Behaviours

We’re committed to creating a workplace that we all want to be part of, one:

  • that is open, positive, inclusive and safe
  • that supports and allows everyone to be their best self and do their best work
  • that celebrates the benefits of our diversity
  • where everyone feels trusted, valued and recognised for their contribution.

An organisation founded on Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility.

Our behaviours of respect, flexibility and integrity

Our Behavioural Framework sets out what Our Behaviours look like when we’re demonstrating them day-to-day at work.