Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Chiltern District Council delivers high-quality cost-effective and responsive services to all our local communities. Ranging from Planning and Building Control to Refuse and Recycling to promoting Equalities and Community Cohesion.
  • Year established:
    1974
  • Website:
    http://www.chiltern.gov.uk
  • UK locations:
    South East

About Chiltern District Council

A STRONG FOCUS on team-building, team-working and investing in staff and their development makes Chiltern District Council a great place to work.

Employees think the organisation provides an excellent service (a positive score of 79%), say colleagues go out of their way to help (77%) and care a lot about each other (again 77%).

With few disruptive people in their teams (71%, the fourth highest score among small bodies on this), workers feel a strong sense of family (70%). The council, based in Amersham in Buckinghamshire, scores particularly well in our Wellbeing category, ranking 19th overall among the 75 organisations of all sizes in this list. www.chiltern.gov.uk


What is it like to work for Chiltern District Council

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Chiltern District Council has a strong focus on staff development which is reflected in their level of investment which is twice the national average that would normally be spent on training. They offer a wide range of non course based development through secondments, coaching and mentoring, inter-authority team challenges and project work. Formal courses and qualifications include Microsoft training, ECDL, presentation skills and writing for the web among many others. Knowledge sharing is also widespread through articles in the staff newsletter and briefings by colleagues who have attended other courses.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
In order to prevent people from having to commute long distances just to get to work they have devised a scheme to assist people with renting or buying a home when they relocate to the area. They facilitate and promote acupressure massage by an external provider once per fortnight at a reduced rate as well as encouraging people to use the leisure centres which all staff are able to use at discounted rates.
My Team
My Team
Every year staff are invited to attend the Executive Stretch which is a weekend long team building exercise run by the reserve forces. The Chairman also holds an annual Christmas reception for every employee at the council. Teams are also rewarded for success in any particular projects they may have worked on together and are praised through the council media.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    16%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Staff:

    234

  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Staff Turnover:

    5%

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    ICT, Health and Housing, Planning Services, Legal Services, Accountancy

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