Working here

There isn’t a single answer to the question: “what is it like to work here?” The diversity of work that we do means that people’s roles are hugely varied. Some staff work directly with customers; others spend their days out of doors; and many roles are office based. But while our roles and responsibilities might be varied, there is one thing that all our staff share: an absolute commitment to working as a team to deliver services that make a difference to the people of Reading. Sometimes that difference can be something small. But often it can be life changing.

You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place. We want our town to thrive, and to ensure that everybody gets to share in its success. We’ll succeed if people who work here are passionate about this goal, and want to make a difference.

Whatever your idea of what ‘working for the council’ might be like, you can be assured that it’s a highly professional and fast-paced working environment, where high expectations are the norm, and where you will have all the support and tools you need to do a great job.