Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing good quality services to our communities, residents and businesses. This means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people.
Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking local authority, whose residents are at the heart of our decision-making.
All of our current vacancies can be found under our Current Vacancies. If you wish to discuss any current vacancies or register your interest in future opportunities with HDC, then please speak to Sam Sanderson, our Resourcing and Talent Development Manager, via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01480 388060.
Huntingdonshire District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our benefits include:
Hybrid working arrangements (role permitting). We know our people are what make HDC great and recognise how important a healthy work–life balance is. Our hybrid work model enables employees to work remotely whilst allowing for in-office collaboration opportunities across the district
A highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme Pension
An array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing such as mental health first aiders and access to our Employee Assistance Programme, which includes financial guidance, wellbeing support and family counselling, amongst other services
Annual leave allowance of 24 days plus statutory holidays, rising to 30 days with five years of service
Heavily discounted gym membership at our One Leisure Centres
Access to an exciting range of employee benefits from our health and wellbeing partner, Vivup, offering a fantastic range of retail and leisure discounts.
Tailored learning and development on an individual basis including access to Bookboon, which has over 1,500 resources dedicated to development
Career progression opportunities including apprenticeships of all levels
Enhanced family friendly policies
Access to a number of high street and lifestyle discounts via our benefits and wellbeing portal Vivup
Cycle to work scheme
Occupational Health Programme
Digital parking permit
Learning and development
We are committed to:
enabling employees to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to perform their jobs and to develop their potential to meet future needs.
safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Mental health awareness
As part of the ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of our staff we have 32 trained mental health first aiders covering all sites to offer confidential support to staff.
The purpose of the mental health first aiders is to:
provide support to colleagues in regard to mental health issues
promote mental health in the workplace and work towards ending mental health discrimination.
The team of mental health first aiders work together to provide a continuous source of information, campaigns, support, fundraising and general embedding of mental health awareness in the organisation.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and, along with our values, we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued, there is equality of opportunity and all areas of the community we serve are represented.
We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work-life balance.
We are committed to being a Disability Confident employer and ensuring a disability inclusive workplace is available for all. This scheme demonstrates our commitment to positive action to ensure people with disabilities are treated fairly and have access to the same opportunities as people without disabilities.
We wish to make it clear that we welcome applications from all candidates and that we recruit in line with the abilities sought for each role, with no barriers or discrimination. The scheme also shows existing employees that we value their contribution and will continue to treat them fairly should they require disability support at any point during their employment with us.
We guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the essential minimum requirements for the job. We will also make reasonable adjustments in order to accommodate the individual needs of candidates in order for them to participate fully in the interview and undertake employment with us.
We want to support people experiencing the menopause at work and have committed to work on:
- recognising that the menopause can be an issue in the workplace and women need support
- talking openly, positively and respectfully about the menopause
- actively supporting and informing our employees affected by the menopause.
As part of this commitment we have signed up to the Menopause Workplace Pledge.