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Leisure, Libraries & Communities

Helping residents energise, learn and stay well

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Twenty leisure centres. Thirty-four libraries. A dedicated History Centre. When it comes to culture and leisure, our communities are spoilt for choice. You’ll find these facilities dotted across the county, helping people to relax, learn and appreciate Wiltshire’s past. We also have a team that runs a host of Public Health initiatives to keep everyone healthy and well.

Leisure, Libraries and Heritage
Staffing our leisure facilities are experts who are always ready to help. Whether it’s through aquatics or fitness classes, they bring exercise into people’s daily lives, making a real difference. Meanwhile, our libraries and mobile units serve as knowledge hubs in the community. Residents can borrow books, access online resources, and use public computers for lifelong learning. History buffs may prefer the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, which preserves local legacies and is a focal point for the county’s heritage services. Centrally located, its archives are endlessly fascinating.

Public Health
Our Public Health team is responsible for improving health and happiness in Wiltshire and reducing health inequalities. Connecting with communities, the team encourages healthy behaviour on a broad scale, addressing everything from obesity and domestic abuse to drug misuse and young people’s mental health. The team even safeguard vulnerable people from extremism. Working across public health from A to Z, the team promotes, improves, and protects good health across the county.

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Professional & Personal Development

Potential. You’ve got it. And we want to see you making the most of it at Wiltshire.

Whatever your role, we’ll encourage you to develop new skills so you can take your career to the next level. You’ll find there are plenty of opportunities to grow within the organisation, thanks to an impressive suite of learning and training courses. What’s more, everything’s based around the learner so you can track and manage your learning online.

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We know progression is important to you, but it can mean different things to different people. That’s why we’ve created a range of support tools where you can gain valuable experience, acquire new skills and embrace greater responsibilities. Each progression journey is bespoke, but we have defined some fundamental steps:

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Entry-level: These are the first jobs, usually needing little experience or qualifications.

Mid-level: These require more experience and skills, often with added responsibilities.

Senior-level: These roles involve important decisions, team management, and major contributions to the organisation.

Leadership: Managing the organisation’s direction and strategy as managers or directors.

Side stepping: Switching roles or departments for diverse experience or for more education to progress or get qualifications.

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Flexible working

People give their best when their job fits in with their lives. So, wherever possible, we offer flexible working. There are several options available:

  • Flexi-time scheme (for most roles)
  • Compressed or part-time hours
  • Job shares or term-time contracts where appropriate.

We’ve invested heavily in new tech to make flexible working possible.