We are looking for great people to join us

Our purpose is to be an outstanding, innovative council delivering great services and making life better for everyone in Wychavon. Each year we set an ambitious strategy underpinned by promises to our communities.

We spend around £9.6 million a year providing services to residents, businesses and visitors, ranging from emptying bins and dealing with planning applications, to business support and organising popular festivals including the British Asparagus Festival, Pershore Plum Festival and Salt Fest in Droitwich Spa.

We pride ourselves on being an entrepreneurial council that operates commercially. We were one of the first councils to sell our housing stock and invest the money, to build a hospital and will soon have built our second Waitrose store. We’ve protected services using our Grow, Save, Charge plan and last year we were shortlisted for LGC, MJ and iESE awards. We like to do things differently and we’re quick about it too.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and we are proud to be recognised as an Investors in People organisation.

Wychavon is regularly named as one of the best places to live in the UK. With easy access to the beautiful Bredon Hills and Cotswolds, great schools, sporting venues and good transport links, our district offers a fantastic and well-rounded place to live and work.

Where do you fit in?

Our values

Find out what we stand for by reading pdf Our Values (1.96 MB)  poster.

Careers at Wychavon

From apprenticeships to continuing professional development, we offer a range of learning and career development opportunities at Wychavon.

You can read about some of the career development pathways we offer below. We also offer opportunities for development and progression between our service areas. All our opportunities can be found online here. We have roles at all levels, and you’ll find details of any specific qualifications or experience you need in the person specification for each role.

Customer Services

What training/support can be provided? 

Customer Services Apprentice Customer Services NVQ Level 2

Trainee Customer Services Advisor Customer Services NVQ Level 3

Customer Services Apprentice Ongoing training relevant to the job role

Electoral Services

What training/support can be provided?

Trainee Electoral Services Officer NVQ Level 3 in Customer Services or Business Administration

Electoral Services Assistant Association of Electoral Administration Foundation Course

Electoral Services Officer Certificate of Electoral Administrators

Human Resources

What training/support can be provided?

Human Resources Advisor Level 3 HR Support Apprenticeship Standard

Human Resources Advisor Level 5 HR Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship Standard

Senior Human Resources Advisor Ongoing Continuing Professional Development

HR Business Partner Ongoing Continuing Professional Development

Finance

What training/support can be provided?

Trainee Accountant IPFA Certificate Level (or equivalent)

Trainee Accountant CIPFA Diploma Level (or equivalent)

Trainee Accountant CIPFA Final Test of Professional Competence (or equivalent)

Trainee Accountant Ongoing CPD

Planning

What training/support can be provided?

Planning Officer We can support you to work towards and achieve your Masters in Planning and in working towards full membership of the RTPI

Planning Officer Ongoing Continuous Professional Development

Principal Planning Officer Ongoing Continuous Professional Development

Housing

What training/support can be provided?

Housing Apprentice Housing / property management assistant, Level: 2 Apprenticeship

Housing Administrator Level 3 Diploma in Housing Practice

Housing Assistant Relevant CIH qualifications

Housing Needs Advisor CIH Level 4 in housing

IT

What training/support can be provided?

Applications/ Infrastructure Engineer Ongoing continuous professional development

Senior Applications Engineer Ongoing continuous professional development

Applications/ Infrastructure Project Manager Ongoing continuous professional development

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship policy statement

Wychavon Council recognises the value apprenticeships bring in addressing skills gaps and developing staff to meet the future requirements of the workplace. We also proactively encourage other local employers to employ apprentices within the local community, boosting skills and employment prospects.

We work in partnership with training providers to offer high quality apprenticeships which provide quality on and off the job training. Apprenticeships are available to new and existing employees and can be used for achieving a variety of qualifications up to and including a degree.

Whilst we are not able to guarantee a job offer on completion of an apprenticeship, it is hoped that apprentices will continue to work for the Council and gain a permanent or temporary contract at the end of their apprenticeship.

We currently offer apprenticeships and traineeships in Engineering services, Communications, HR, Business Administration and Customer Services.