Working at the council

Working for us

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Cotswold District Council.

The Cotswolds are one of England's favourite destinations; famous for hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages, with over 6000 listed buildings, set in glorious countryside with 70% designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our offices in Cirencester are a short walk from the busy town centre which is renowned for its very special shops, individual boutiques, fascinating antique emporiums, and places of historical interest such as the Abbey Grounds and Roman Amphitheatre.

The Human Resources department is based at Cotswold District Council and deals with all aspects of HR on behalf of Cotswold District Council.  For further information or to discuss the recruitment process, please contact us.

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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 Cotswold District Council and your team.  In addition, you will have access to a range of courses via the Learning Gateway.

Work experience

Our popular 1-week work experience placements are open to Year 10-13 students (ages 14-19) in:

  • Planning
  • Environmental Services
  • Democratic Services
  • Housing
  • Customer Services
  • IT
  • Finance

We will always try to accommodate specific requests, dependent on the number of applicants and the availability of the department.

To find out more email the Learning and Development Team with: 

  • Your contact details
  • Your preferred work placement location (Cirencester / Cheltenham / Coleford / Witney)
  • Department/area of work that you are interested in gaining experience
  • Specific dates  

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1PX