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Working for the council

The benefits of working for Islington Council.

Islington is a great place to live and work, with the main council offices located on popular Upper Street and in easy reach of the City and central London (Oxford Circus is 7 minutes away by tube).

Islington is one of the easiest boroughs to travel to and around, benefiting from excellent transport links, with tubes, trains and buses at your fingertips. 

Employee benefits

There are a range of benefits available to staff including: 

  • Up to 30 days leave per year
  • A range of flexible working arrangements
  • Excellent pension schemeLearning and development opportunities to maximise your potential
  • Annual season ticket loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and discounted gym memberships
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Payroll giving
  • Personal Computer Incentive Scheme
  • Local discounts from restaurants, shops, health and beauty therapists, and more! 

Staff support networks

Islington Council has an ongoing commitment to supporting staff to make Islington a fairer place to work and live. ​Staff forums have been established to support and encourage networking between staff with shared interests, ensure groups have a voice and that their interests are represented.

There are five forums: 

  • BME Staff Forum
  • Carers Staff Forum
  • Disabled Staff Forum
  • LGBT Staff Forum 
  • Women’s Staff Forum 

Employees can also join one of the recognised trade unions.

Listening to our staff 

As a council we want to make sure that we communicate and engage with staff effectively. We carry out regular anonymous surveys and hold staff panels to find out how we're doing, and highlight where we can make improvements. 

Our vision and ways of working 

We pride ourselves on being a council with a social conscience and our vision is: “To make Islington fairer and create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the same opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.” 

We ask all our employees to share this vision and to commit to our five ways of working: 

  • Work together as one
  • Put ourselves in our customers shoes 
  • Make every penny count
  • Keep things simple
  • Show we care
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