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London Borough Of Waltham Forest

About Us

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a good quality life. We have good schools, great parks, excellent culture facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship are making it a place that people want to call home. The borough also has fantastic transport links, being only 20 mins from the City and West End.

We are proud to be the first ‘London Borough of Culture’ for 2019 so it is a truly exciting time to join the borough!

Our Vision

Following consultation with residents, the council set three priorities which will provide the direction of travel for the next few years:

  • Keep Waltham Forest clean and safe
  • Ensure a decent roof over residents’ heads
  • Improve residents’ life chances.

Working for Us

We offer a fantastic range of benefits to our employees including

  • Flexible and agile working
  • Excellent annual leave entitlement and occupational sick pay entitlement
  • Attractive family friendly schemes, such as enhanced maternity and adoption leave. We were the first council in the country to offer Premature Baby Leave and Pay
  • Fabulous money saving staff benefits scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers salary sacrifice scheme
  • Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme
  • Car Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Car pool scheme for work use within the borough
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Local government pension scheme

The Council’s Recruitment and Selection Policy is available to view here.