Are you looking for a career in Local Government? Are you passionate about helping people? Are you a positive person who enjoys interacting and building relationships? If so we would like to hear from you.
South Cambridgeshire District Council - Employer
South Cambridgeshire District Council is a local authority and its offices are based in Cambourne; we occupied the building in May 2004. The Council provides services such as waste collection and recycling, local planning and housing services, environmental health services and council tax collection.
The Council consists of 57 councillors, representing 34 electoral wards. The Conservative Party currently has a majority on the council, having gained control in the 2007 local elections.
Our offices are based in the continually growing village of Cambourne. The surrounding area of the office has some stunning walks by lakes and nature reserves. The village boasts two gyms and a spa facility at a nearby hotel.
The offices themselves are three floors of open space working with natural light from all sides and free parking for staff and visitors. The solar panels on the roof, the special natural heating system and the rain water harvesting system help to keep our carbon footprint low.
There are charging points for electric cars and a self-service bicycle repair station for anyone to use. Within the building there is a recreation room with showers and changing rooms; where regular exercise classes are carried out as well as ping pong tournaments and other classes. The break area has vending machines and a café where hot food can be ordered. Within the break area there are weekly guest stalls where staff can take advantage of local independent sellers or service providers including jewellery, books and even beauty therapists.
Staff of South Cambridgeshire District Council organise teams for local special events like fun runs or cycle races and organise and run the free Milton Country Park ‘Park Life’ event where staff can volunteer to be involved with and help create a fun and memorable day for everyone with live music, fun runs and many activities both on the lake and on equipment.
All staff are very friendly which creates a positive and enjoyable atmosphere welcoming people from all walks of life. Staff of SCDC take advantage of our pension scheme, cycling to work schemes and a host of discounts and special offers through the ‘Perkz’ scheme. There are regular workshops and seminars for personal development from well-being and relaxation techniques to career development and legislation changes.
Being a part of a local authority you will be a part of a working hub of government. Working with us, you will be a part of a highly skilled and committed team of professionals assisting in the delivering of the Council’s Customer Contact Service including Post Room Services, offering a first-class customer experience, “putting the customer at the heart of everything that we do”, (internally and externally) and maximising value for money.
We are an ambitious Council with an exciting agenda for the future. We want to improve the quality of life for our residents whilst developing new sustainable communities and driving economic growth and prosperity.
The Council’s long term vision is, “South Cambridgeshire will continue to be the best place to live, work and study in the Country. Our district will demonstrate impressive and sustainable economic growth. Our residents will have a superb quality of life in an exceptionally beautiful, rural and green environment.
Our Corporate Values are:
- Connecting people, places, partnerships and working together
- Integrity and honesty to ensure that we are open and accountable
- Dynamic approach to the delivery of services with drive and energy
- Innovative people who like doing things differently and better.