Why work for us

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Why work for us?

"We are committed to delivering our ambitious programme for transforming and improving the aspirations and opportunities for all those that live and work in Stoke-on-Trent.

We are a city of strengths, with a proud heritage and bright future. Working for Stoke-on Trent City Council is more than just a job, it's about making, protecting and improving the services for the local population, reducing inequalities and improving independence for the people who live and work in the city. And that’s where you come in. We are always looking for people of the highest calibre with skills, knowledge and experience to help us deliver our compelling vision - and in return we offer a range of benefits from a generous Pension scheme and Flexible working through to Staff discounts and apprenticeships. 

If you’re ambitious and forward-thinking, Stoke-on-Trent City Council could be the perfect place for you. "

-Jon Rouse CBE, City Director

Jon Rouse

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As an employer, we strive to support our staff throughout their journey with us;

Diversity inclusion

Stoke-on-Trent’s cultural diversity is one of the main reasons that it is such a vibrant and unique city. As an employer, Stoke-on-Trent City Council is committed to advancing our equality and diversity objectives. We recognise the value a diverse workforce offers, and by embracing diversity we allow ourselves to recruit from the widest talent pool, encouraging innovation and high performance. We want the workforce to reflect the diversity of the city, to be an employer that all staff can be proud of. We are committed to creating a culture where staff are values and supported, a culture that is truly inclusive. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse communities.

Family orientated

We offer fantastic maternity/paternity/adoption leave. Also, we are a Fostering Friendly organisation.

Health wellbeing

We play a key role in supporting staff with their health and wellbeing. This is at the heart of what we do and we encourage everyone to take ownership of their wellbeing. We offer free counselling/support services, discounted gym membership and an option to join the cycle to work scheme.

Pay pension

We offer competitive rates of pay and excellent local authority pension scheme.

Smarter working

We offer hybrid-working with part-time, term-time or flexi-time arrangements. Wherever it is possible we try to accommodate requests to work flexibly however this depends on the nature of the job role and services.

Learning development

You will have access to free classroom, remote and e-learning courses, apprenticeships and professional qualifications.

Annual leave

Full time staff have a statutory right of 28 days annual leave, which increases to 33 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays and the opportunity to buy more.


We value and recognise hard work and talent within our ever-developing workforce. We encourage learning and development opportunities for staff to meet both services needs and personal growth. You will have access to free classroom, remote and e-learning courses, apprenticeships and professional qualifications.