Work for the council

Our offer

Interested in working for the Council? Find out what we can offer you when you come to work with us.


Few workplaces can offer the diversity of roles and career paths that we do. We are a Disability Confident employer. Learn about our Race at Work Charter, the Reading LGBT+ Network, the Cultural Unity, Diversity and Inclusion Network and our guarantee to Care leavers.

Directorate of Adult Care and Health

Adult care works to ensure that adults in Reading are well informed about the support services that they have access to. Find out about our key services.

Directorate of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services

This area covers Environmental and Commercial Services, Housing and Communities, Regeneration and Assets, Transport and Regulatory services and planning.

Directorate of Resources

This area covers Communications, Corporate Improvement and Customer Services, Finance, HR and Organisational Development, Legal and Democratic Services, IT and Digital transformation, Revenues and Benefits and Procurement.

Trade Unions

Find out what trade unions the Council recognises and get information on Trade Union representatives, time spent on trade union activities and finances.

Brighter Futures for Children

Brighter Futures for Children is a not-for-profit company, owned by, but independent of, Reading Borough Council. They deliver all children’s services in Reading.


Find out about the Council’s apprenticeships, which are are full-time work-based learning programmes that combine accredited learning with paid work. They provide an opportunity to study towards a nationally recognised qualification (fully paid for by the council), whilst gaining real work experience.

Employee code of conduct

The Code of Conduct applies to all those working for Reading Borough Council, including those on permanent, temporary or part-time contracts, job sharers, and employees on non-standard terms of employment.

Our recruitment process

Learn more about how our recruitment process works.

Job search tips

Learn how to write a great CV, get tips and advice for interviews and use the STAR method to plan your answers to interview questions.

Berkshire Opportunities

Berkshire Opportunities is a one-stop-shop digital service for benefit of the Berkshire workforce. Find jobs, apprenticeships, training courses and get advice.

Work experience with Reading Borough Council

If you’re interested in getting some work experience with the Council, complete our Work experience request form and we’ll see if we can offer you a placement.

Pay gap reporting

Read our Gender Pay Gap Report for 2021, Ethnicity Pay Gap Report for 2021 and our Pay Policy statement.

Ethical Recruitment Charter

Learn about our Ethical Recruitment Charter, an initiative developed by Ethical Reading, and three pillars of Respect, transparency and fairness.