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Islington Council

Islington Council

The diversity of Islington, with its mix of cultures and different industries, makes it an interesting place to work. There’s so much going on in the borough and, with its proximity to the city and the West End and its good transport links, it’s a great place to travel to and from.

Our corporate priorities are:

performance improvement
continually improving the quality of services we provide to residents, businesses and visitors and delivering value for money regeneration delivering improved quality of life for everyone by encouraging inward investment and business growth and by providing new and better:

community facilities
green spaces
roads and pavements
buildings - construction and design

planning and delivering environmental improvements for now and the future.

These include:

improving recycling facilities
protecting and developing green spaces
reducing pollution from traffic and other sources
cutting energy use in our own and other buildings

focusing on customer needs
listening to our customers to deliver the services they say they want.

Working for the borough’s largest employer, Islington Council gives you the opportunity to be part of an organisation committed to giving local people the chance to share in borough-wide growing prosperity, through better training and partnerships with local people.

The council employs a wide range of people from gardeners to road engineers, home carers to social workers and administration officers to directors. All our employees can take advantage of a number of staff benefits that have been developed to support them in their work. These include:

- final salary pension scheme
- long service and retirement awards
- minimum of 27 days annual leave
- flexible working
- support with childcare
- discounted rates to Islington Leisure Centres
- home computer loan scheme
- confidential employee support/advice line
- employee health ‘MOTs’
- voluntary staff benefits - discounted rates on loans, insurance, travel, shopping
- five days training for every employee each year

The fundamental principle of recruitment and selection in Islington Council is that all appointments are made on merit, based on fair and open competition. This ensures that the best person is selected for the job regardless of race, gender, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, religious or political beliefs, and HIV status.