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Forest of Dean District Council

High Street
United Kingdom (UK)
GL16 8HG
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Working and living in the Forest of Dean

Our district is already a special place. We are looking for candidates that will help us improve it, making it an even better place to live, learn, do business and enjoy. To do this successfully, we need to remember its rich cultural and economic heritage and to build on the area as an aspirational place with a reputation for nurturing amazing people.

We want the Forest of Dean district to be a place where residents have a fantastic work-life balance and feel secure in their communities – creating a draw for industry to nestle amongst the wild spaces. A modern, connected Forest with deep roots. So join us to celebrate this wonderful area; its towns, its communities, and help them thrive, by delivering good quality well paid jobs, enhancing our education provision, improving housing options and the social mobility of our young people

If you would like to make a difference in providing great public services to the Forest of Dean residents, come and work with us.


Investing in our staff

- Agile working allowing a mix of home and office working
- Flexible working arrangements (depending on the role)
- 27 days paid annual leave (pro rata if you are working part time) plus bank holidays, which increases to 30 days after five years of service
- An extra two volunteering days a year for you to support a charity of your choice
- Health cash plan giving you cash back on health, dental and eye care (reviewed yearly, and confirmed again for 2024-25 benefits year)
- Generous contributory local government pension scheme
- Support for new parents and parents who need to balance their work and home life to look after children (see below)
- Employee Assistance Programme 24/7, providing positive, preventative and supportive advice and counselling to deal with everyday events and issues
- Cycle to work scheme
- Salary sacrifice car lease scheme with significant tax and NI savings to be made on electric cars
- Generous sickness cover above statutory entitlements

These are just a handful of the benefits that you can enjoy when you join us!

Support for parents

Along with our approach to flexible working we also offer additional support for new parents (both mums and dads) and parents who need to balance their work and home life to look after their children.

Learning and development

We want our people to enjoy their work and feel they have all the skills they need to do their job to the best of their ability. We recognise that learning and development opportunities are important; not only to enable us to recruit good people but also to grow, develop and retain our staff.

No matter which area of service you join, you will receive an induction that will help you settle into Forest of Dean District Council and your team. In addition, you will have access to a range of courses through our training platform.

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