Why work here?
Gloucester City Council is a dynamic local authority providing essential services to the people of Gloucester. We want the city to be a place where everyone feels proud to live and no one gets left behind. To make a difference to our communities, we’re looking for people who share our commitment. It’s an exciting time to join us – we’re transforming the city through regeneration, cultural change and investing in our heritage. We’re serious about bidding for City of Culture in 2025 and we need talented people working with us to deliver our ambitions.
We pride ourselves on being a progressive council that embraces new ideas and innovative ways of working. If you join us, you’ll have a good work-life balance as we encourage flexible working – like working from home, job-share, and flexi-time – and we offer a great range of benefits, including continuous professional development to grow our own talent.
A great place to work
We’ve recently moved office to share Gloucestershire County Council’s Shire Hall building on Westgate Street, Gloucester. The new top floor office is a modern, light and airy space inspiring new ways of working. Teams have embraced more efficient working practices and are integrated in the open plan office.
The working environment includes:
- bright, modern, airy open plan offices
- upgraded IT hardware including Skype, to enable agile and flexible working
- new desks, chairs and office furniture
- breakout areas for meetings
- two café areas shared with the county council, to increase and improve partnership working
- new kitchen facilities
The newly refurbished buildings have reduced the carbon footprint and energy bills by incorporating solar panels into the roof and cladding – providing enough electricity to light the whole of Shire Hall.
Not everyone will be in our main office. As we’re passionate about arts and culture we have a number of different venues in the city centre, as well as other community based services such as the crematorium.
Our customer reception
In The Gateway, our reception building over the road from Shire Hall, our customer service advisers have a very important role to make sure our residents get the most from our services. They're currently leading a modernisation programme that helps customers to become more digital and self-serving using the iPads and computers provided, as well as signposting customers to easier ways of contacting the council online and by phone.