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

Our values poster

Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

How we recruit

  • How we recruit

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

  Customer Services Apprentice Trainee Customer Services Advisor Customer Services Apprentice
What training/support can be provided? Customer Services NVQ Level 2 Customer Services NVQ Level 3 Ongoing training relevant to the job role
Salary National Apprentice Rate £17,000 - £19,500 £19,500 – £21,000

Electoral Services

  Trainee Electoral Services Officer Electoral Services Assistant Elecotral Services Officer
What training/support can be provided? NVQ Level 3 in Customer Services or Business Administration Association of Electoral Administration Foundation Course Certificate of Electoral Administrators
Salary £17,000 – £19,500 £19,500 – £21,000 £21,000 – £23,000

Human Resources

  Human Resources Advisor Human Resources Advisor Senior Human Resources Advisor HR Business Partner
What training/support can be provided? Level 3 HR Support Apprenticeship Standard Level 5 HR Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship Standard Ongoing Continuing Professional Development Ongoing Continuing Professional Development
Salary £19,500 – £23,000 £23,000 – £30,000 £30,000 – £34,000 £34,000 – £37,000

Finance

  Trainee Accountant Trainee Accountant Trainee Accountant Trainee Accountant
What training/support can be provided? IPFA Certificate Level (or equivalent) CIPFA Diploma Level (or equivalent) CIPFA Final Test of Professional Competence (or equivalent) Ongoing CPD
Salary £19,500 – £21,000 £21,000 – £23,000 £23,000 – £27,000 £27,000 – £30,000

Planning

  Planning Officer Planning Officer Principal Planning Officer
What training/support can be provided? We can support you
to work towards and achieve your Masters in Planning and in working towards full membership of the RTPI
Ongoing Continuous Professional Development Ongoing Continuous Professional Development
Salary £19,500 – £27,000 £27,000 – £34,000 £34,000 – £37,000

Housing

  Housing Apprentice Housing Administrator Housing Assistant Housing Needs Advisor
What training/support can be provided? Housing / property management assistant, Level: 2 Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma in Housing Practice Relevant CIH qualifications CIH Level 4 in housing
Salary National apprenticeship rate £17,000 – £19,500 £19,500 – £23,000 £23,000 – £27,000

IT

  Applications/ Infrastructure Engineer Senior Applications Engineer Applications/ Infrastructure Project Manager
What training/support can be provided? Ongoing continuous professional development Ongoing continuous professional development Ongoing continuous professional development
Salary £23,000 – £34,000 £34,000 – £37,000 £34,000 – £37,000

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.

Our commitments to the apprentices we employ are set out below:

Apprenticeships

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.