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Our offices | Town Hall

"Every day, you have a real opportunity to influence and shape the future of our city."

Andrew Smith, Director of Planning, Development and Transportation

Our Town Hall office

Our Grade II listed, Victorian, red-brick office, Town Hall, was opened in August 1876 and was the winner of an architectural competition to design a replacement for the Guildhall as the seat of local government. At the time, the Town Hall was home to council offices and the Council Chamber, law courts, the Borough Police, a Sanitary Department, the School Board and 30 lamplighters.

Now it is home to our Neighbourhood Services and Arts and Museums Teams. But it is also a major landmark in Leicester with around 1,000 marriage and civil partnership ceremonies take place every year in our register office. Being based in the city centre means you’ll find plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants close by. It also means getting here’s easy. We’re around a ten-minute walk from Leicester train station and a ten-minute walk from St Margaret's Bus Station. If you’re a cyclist, there’s a secure bike storage area, as well as showers and changing facilities onsite.

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In and around the office

We want your time at the council to be as comfortable as possible. Here are a few of the facilities and amenities that you can enjoy within the office or just nearby.

Bike Storage

Bike storage

Break out area

Breakout areas

City Centre Location

City centre location

Kitchen facilities

Kitchen facilities


Parking nearby

Public transport

Public transport (train) nearby

Shopping nearby

Shopping nearby



Where's the office?

Town Hall
Town Hall Square


The teams that operate from Town Hall

Not every one of our roles are available in all our council offices. The teams below are the ones you can find based in our Town Hall office.

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Leicester - a thriving city

Leicester is a city connected, not just to its 2,000-year history, but to a thriving present and bright future. In fact, the 2018 Good Growth for Cities index on urban economic wellbeing, places Leicester as the 10th highest ranking and one of the most improved cities out of the full list of 42 cities. The rankings factor in essentials from quality transport and secure jobs, to affordable housing and providing for the future through the potential to be in employment and earn a living.

As the 2nd fastest-growing city by population in the UK and residents hailing from over 50 countries we are truly an ethnically and culturally diverse city connected to the world and all the more exciting for it. Leicester is a vibrant and welcoming place with a rich mix of culture, heritage, sport, dining, and shopping sure to satisfy any interest.

The city is surrounded by beautiful Leicestershire countryside and placed firmly in the centre of the country with convenient road, rail and air links to easily access locations regionally, nationally and internationally - East Midlands Airport is less than 40 minutes from the city centre and the fast train to London gets you to St Pancras International in just over an hour. All this combines to make Leicester an attractive proposition to work, live, visit, and study.

Current vacancies in Town Hall

Here are just some of the vacancies that we currently have in Town Hall. Simply, click on the job title to find out more.

You can see all the jobs we have available by clicking the ‘See all jobs’ button. But don’t forget, if you can’t find your perfect job right now, you can 'Register for job alerts'. That way, we’ll get in touch when a relevant job does come up.

We're always pleased to hear from talented people, so if you have any questions about the opportunities that we have available, or if there's anything else you'd like to know before you apply (or indeed during the application process), please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Email the resourcing team