Jobs and careers

Working for the council

Islington is a vibrant, thriving area with a diverse community and is a great place to live and work.

At Islington Council, we strive to be an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us provide the best possible services for our residents.

If you come and work with us, we’ll ask that you commit to our mission of creating a more equal Islington for all our residents, and that you work diligently and efficiently to help us achieve it.

In return we’ll offer fair pay, good working conditions, development opportunities and some great employee benefits.

We were among the first employers to be awarded the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard – a new benchmark for high employment standards. We are also an accredited London Living Wage employer.

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 scheme
  • Competitive pay – and a commitment to paying all staff and apprentices the London Living Wage
  • Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential
  • Annual season ticket loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and discounted gym memberships
  • Payroll giving
  • Personal computer incentive scheme
  • Local discounts from restaurants, shops, health and beauty therapists, and more! 

See our vacancies

Staff support networks

Islington Council has an ongoing commitment to make Islington a fairer place to work and live. Staff forums exist to promote this and encourage networking between staff to ensure their voices are heard.

There are five forums: 

  • Race Equality Network
  • Carers Staff Forum
  • Disabled Staff Forum
  • LGBTQ+ Staff Forum 
  • Women’s Staff Forum 

Employees can also join a recognised trade union.

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 values

We are determined to create a more equal Islington, where everyone who lives here has an equal chance to thrive. You can find out more about our mission in our strategic planWe ask all our employees to share this vision and to commit to our CARE values, which stands for:

  • Collaborative
  • Ambitious
  • Resourceful
  • Empowering 

If you want to make an enquiry, email recruitment@islington.gov.uk.

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