Quick facts
  • What we do:
    We are a district council providing services to the community.
  • Year established:
    2000
  • Website:
    http://www.cotswold.gov.uk
  • UK locations:
    South West

About Cotswold District Council

AS ITS NAME suggests, Cotswold District Council is set in one of the most picturesque parts of the country, and its 491 employees rank their Wellbeing so highly that just seven of the 75 listed public sector bodies rank higher. Healthy lifestyles are encouraged, with lunchtime walks and subsidised gym memberships.

Despite staff working across various districts and no dedicated fun budget, social get-togethers are frequent with costs for barbecues or quiz nights covered by a small ticket charge and any additional funds generated going to charity. Employees support Children in Need and Comic Relief, and they feel a strong sense of family (67%) and care for each other (76%). Work does not interfere with duties at home (70%), health isn't suffering (74%) and there is little stress (75%, and the highest score among the mid-sized bodies).

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What is it like to work for Cotswold District Council

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The role of the Occupational Health unit plays a major part in providing an evaluation of the reasons for absence, carrying out health assessments and assisting managers and Human Resources to plan an employee’s return to work. They provide advice and guidance to the Council and its employees on the impact of an employee’s ill health on their ability to undertake their duties and what measures can be put in to place to support the employee, where appropriate.
My Team
My Team
Cotswold District Council has a strong culture based on values that encompass respect, fairness, openness and supporting a culture of teamwork and above all valuing everyone’s contribution. Although there is no specific budget for social events there are numerous events that are organised including staff BBQ’s and quiz nights whilst regular charity coffee mornings are held and staff donate gifts for raffle prizes and make cakes to sell.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The organisation is going through many changes at present as a result of financial pressures and the need to work in different ways and they are doing their best to protect jobs and help staff through the changes. They believe two way communication is key to an organisation’s success and therefore keep staff up to speed on corporate matters via a monthly team brief.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • 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+:

    14%

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Male : Female:

    36% / 64%

  • Average Age:

    40

  • Staff:

    491

  • UK sites:

    8

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    Planning, Environmental health

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