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Working for us

The Cotswolds is 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.

From 1 November 2017, most Cotswold District Council staff transferred to Publica Group Ltd who now provide services on the council’s behalf. Publica is a local authority owned company created by Cheltenham Borough, Cotswold, Forest of Dean and West Oxfordshire District Councils. Its purpose is to transform the way local services are delivered to communities through innovation and to set the standard for all councils in the future.

Apply for a job

You can contact our recruitment team at vacancies@cotswold.gov.uk or call 01285 623319.

We currently have a vacancy for a Chief Executive. Closing date 9 August.

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 one week work experience placements are open to Year 10 to 13 students (ages 14 to 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 training@publicagroup.uk with: 

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