Job roles and locations

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A variety of job roles
Casual job roles
Job locations

A variety of job roles

There are several hundred different job roles within the council, some more well-known than others. No matter their level of familiarity, all roles play a crucial part in helping our community thrive. From art instructors to gardeners, climate change coordinators and kitchen fitters – there’s sure to be a role here that is of interest to you. Take a look below for some more examples of unique job roles we have to offer.

Casual job roles

Our casual contracts come with some fantastic benefits. One of the biggest advantages is flexibility. You get to decide when you work. Whether you’re a student, someone who’s semi-retired, or you juggle many responsibilities, a casual contract will allow you to pick work hours to suit you. 

member of new directions staff smiling with trainee
member of staff smiling working in the library

Some examples of casual roles include:

  • General Assistants at The Town Hall 
  • Nursery Officers at Kennet Day Nursery 
  • Visitor Services Officer at Reading Museum 
  • Cleaning Operatives 
  • Ushers and Hospitality Assistants at The Hexagon 
  • Exam Invigilators at New Directions 
  • Activity Rangers 
  • Electoral Services Administrators 
  • Deputy Registrars
  • Early Years

Casual contracts also provide opportunities for skill enhancement. Imagine being able to learn and grow across different roles or even entire sectors! These contracts can open doors to future job prospects. Plus, if you’re new to the job market, they give you valuable work experience and a chance to connect with others. 

Find casual roles easily when browsing our current vacancies. All casual roles will be noted in the job title, or you can filter job adverts by contract type.

Job locations

Reading Borough Council manages several buildings across the town, often with it’s own set of job roles. From our Town Hall to leisure centres, these buildings and the teams that work there help to support the needs of our community. Here’s just some of our workplaces:

Civic Offices

The Civic Office in Bridge Street has been home to Reading Borough Council since 2014. It offers flexible workspaces to many council services including Brighter Futures for Children. Just opposite from the Oracle Riverside, it’s ideal location offers easy access via public transport, car parking options and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or drink – including our resident coffee van and Greek street food van!

Bennet Road

The Bennet Road depot, located just off the A33, is the base for Waste and Recycling Teams, Housing Repair Teams, Commercial Teams and other trades within Reading Borough Council. 


Reading libraries, currently with seven locations across the town, offer a wide range of books, resources and community projects to residents of all ages and interests. Current locations include: Reading central, Caversham, Tilehurst, Battle, Palmer Park, Southcote and Whitley.

To find out more, visit our libraries page.

The Hexagon

Built in 1977, The Hexagon is a multi-purpose entertainment venue, hosting a wide range of events from comedy and musicals to concerts and theatre. With a maximum capacity of 1,686 people, it requires a great team of people to help keep everything running smoothly.

To find out more, visit the What’s On Reading website.

The Town Hall

Reading Town Hall, with its long history, is made up of four buildings built between the 18th and 19th centuries. The oldest, Victoria Hall, dates back to 1786! Over time the town hall has expanded to include a council chamber, clock tower, museum and concert hall.

To find out more, visit the Town Hall website.

New Directions College

Reading Borough Council has provided Adult and Community Learning (ACL) for over 65 years. Today, this service is delivered by New Directions College. The main site is on Northumberland Avenue in Whitley, and its team delivers education across the community everyday.

To find out more, visit the New Directions College website.

Royal Berkshire Archives

The Royal Berkshire Archives (formerly the Berkshire Record Office) holds the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire. The team here look after nearly nine hundred years of the County’s history.

To find out more, visit the Royal Berkshire Archives website.

Reading Museum

Reading Museum, located in the Town Hall, has offered award-winning learning experiences and events since 1883. It collects artefacts related to Reading’s history, people, and environment, showcasing the town’s rich heritage.

To find out more, visit the Reading Museum website.

Jobs at Reading Borough Council

Browse and apply to current vacancies on our dedicated careers website

Last updated on 09/07/2024