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?
- Planning and Infrastructure
- Economy and Communities
- Strategy, Democratic and Customer Services
- Browse current jobs
Find out what we stand for by reading Our Values poster.
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 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|
|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 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|
|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 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 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|
|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|
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:
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.