"Now is a period of positive change for the council. It's exciting to see what we'll look like in the future."
Shireen Ellyas, Qualified Lawyer
Leicester City Council
At Leicester City Council, we’re more than 12,500 people, all working together to serve the people, communities and businesses of the biggest city in the East Midlands. We have a directly elected mayor and 54 councillors, representing 21 wards.
As a unitary authority, we take decisions that affect thousands of lives every day. From social services and schools, to housing and roads, to setting council tax and providing leisure facilities. Join us and you’ll play a role in improving the lives of the 348,000 people who call Leicester home.
Our vision and values
Our vision is that we will work with creativity and drive for the benefit of the people who live and work in our city.
Our values are based on our commitment to build a strong future for our city. We aim to make Leicester an attractive, welcoming and enjoyable city to live, work and do business in. That’s why we’ve established a set of values that will enable everyone who works here to play their part in making it happen.
Whatever job you do at the council, you’re responsible for your own performance. This is how we all improve the quality of our own work and the work of the council as a whole.
We make all our communications and messages easy to understand. This makes it easier to work as a team and makes sure that our customers - the people of Leicester - understand what we do and why we do it.
We lead by example and focus on results. This helps us raise the standard of our work, because confidence breeds success.
Being fair is vital in everything we do. We’ll only achieve our aims if we listen to others’ opinions and allow everyone to have their say.
This is something we take very seriously. It’s important that everyone who works for the council understands how their behaviour affects others.
What we offer
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between your work life and your private life.
You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.