Working in our Council

Working for us

Group of people working around a table.Welcome to your future career. At Coventry City Council we are dedicated to making a positive difference to the services we deliver to the citizens of Coventry. The work we do improves people’s lives – from helping them into work to providing clean and green places to live, to keeping people safe and protected.

As a Coventry City Council employee, you have our ongoing commitment to your growth and development with opportunities to work across multiple service areas including customer contact, public health prevention and education and skills, adults and children’s services and provide support for the most vulnerable.

Our values

Our values 1Our values define us as an organisation and influence everything we do and how we treat each other.  We recognise the crucial role each and every one of us plays in helping to achieve our goals. We want Coventry City Council to be an inclusive workplace where people know they are valued and feel empowered in their roles to achieve excellence for our customers and communities. As a prospective employee it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to the following One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation:

  • Open and Fair - We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and Develop - We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and Empower - We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and Innovate - We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be Accountable - We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and Respect - We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

If you share our values, we would encourage you to apply.

What we offer

My rewards We strongly believe in valuing and rewarding the hard work, commitment and brilliant job you do which goes beyond more than just the salary you receive for a job well done.  We are constantly improving things to make sure everyone feels valued.

#MyRewards and Vivup are your reward packages that have a range of benefits to complement your Money, your Lifestyle, your Future, while also offering a range of help and support. No one knows what’s right for you, better than you, and therefore we offer a range of benefits that you can opt into so that you can have benefits that are important to you.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Opportunity for Salary Match and Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning and Development with access to certified courses
  • Access to an award-winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks
  • Lifestyle savings
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Car Scheme, Cycle to work and more
  • Interest-free travel loans
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Workplace parking scheme
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • And much more

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusionWe've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry. We are committed to ensuring that the principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are the foundation for all that we do and the way that we do it. We view diversity as a strength to be harnessed and aim to create an inclusive workplace culture that respects and values difference in order to provide the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

Employee networks

We have developed a number of initiatives to support our employees in work and outside of work including:

  • Employee networks which are representative of the nine protected characteristics groups under the Equality Act 2010
  • A Workforce, Diversity and Inclusion policy to promote equality of opportunity and create an inclusive workplace culture that respects and values difference.
  • A Dignity at work policy to provide clear commitment to the rights of employees and workers to be treated with dignity and respect within the workplace.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support

Find out more about our Workforce Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

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