We deliver more than 350 services to the people of Wiltshire, from public health and social care to planning and street maintenance, schools and libraries. Our vision is to build stronger communities and our EPIC values underpin what we do, what we stand for and how we work.
The council is a great place to work - we offer a competitive, award-winning benefits package and a can-do culture where talented people thrive. Plus, with its stunning countryside and superb community spirit, Wiltshire is a fantastic place to live and work. It has a resilient economy, good schools, and one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
Being an inclusive organisation is one element of ‘Our Identity’ and our Inclusive Workforce Strategy sets out how we create an environment where everyone feels engaged and able to flourish, where we treat each other with respect, celebrating our differences and the value they bring.
Glassdoor is a leading destination for job seekers to research companies and decide if they want to work there. We are a Glassdoor Open Company which means that we use employee feedback to listen to current and past employees on what it’s like to work here, so we can continue attracting great talent. Check out our profile:
Our EPIC Values
With enthusiasm, you work to deliver a high quality service to meet personal, organisational and customer expectations. You pursue a ‘can-do’ attitude in all of the work you deliver, ensuring it meets the needs of all current and potential customers.
Wiltshire Council was created in 2009 as a unitary authority by bringing together the previous district and county councils.
We’re one of the county’s largest employers: a workforce of about 5,000, not including our schools workforce, serving a population of 474,300.
Care experienced young people can apply for internal job opportunities and are guaranteed an interview if they meet the minimum criteria.
We’ve put decision making in the heart of the community, through 18 local area boards.
Our teams work creatively in partnership with the NHS, police, fire and rescue, and community groups.
According to national crime statistics, Wiltshire is the second safest place to live in the country.
Our EPIC Values of Excellence, Responsibility and Trust and Respect underpin everything we do.
In 2014, the council doubled its highways maintenance budget, adding an extra £53 million over the next five years for road improvements on 2,728 miles of roads.
In the latest staff survey, 73% of staff said there was a community focused culture which is a very positive message and reflects the Council’s vision to create stronger communities.
Around half of the 225,000 tonnes of household waste collected each year in Wiltshire is recycled.
We have 21 leisure centres, 30 libraries and two mobile libraries.
We have been named best council to work for in Britain by Glassdoor.
We spend £900 million each year, providing 354 services to the people of Wiltshire.
Between 2012 and 2016 there was a rise of 7% in the number of "fully engaged staff” and a reduction in those whose responses show them to be fully disengaged.
We’re investing nearly £80 million in our innovative and award winning community campus programme to bring improved facilities and services to local communities.