Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Local government authority.
  • Year established:
    1965
  • UK locations:
    London, North West

About London Borough of Islington


What is it like to work for London Borough of Islington

My Manager
My Manager
New managers go through a full manager’s induction course and a moving into supervision course to support them as they take up their new role. Islington has approximately fifty qualified senior management coaches across the organisation who are available to coach manager’s and colleagues whenever required.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
In 2008 Islington has won or been shortlisted for over 25 Environmental awards. Islington won the sustainability category at the Regeneration and Renewal awards and was a runner up for both for Beacon and the Guardian Public Service for tackling climate change. Recognition through professional awards reflects the resident’s perception of the council’s approach to reducing environmental impacts and maximising environmental benefits. Islington has frequently been cited by government ministers, by local authorities and environmental professionals as an example of best practice including DEFRA and UKCIP.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Salary scales and progression mechanisms are nationally set, which can restrict the Council’s control over them. However, they provide a range of leave measures above the national entitlement, including extended paid maternity or paternity leave and paid time off for sick children and dependents. Staff can join the local government pension scheme, with its guaranteed benefits related to final salaries. They work hard to manage the Islington fund well and to look after staff when they retire and are no longer working there, keeping all members of the scheme well informed is crucial to that endeavour.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • 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

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • UK sites:

    181

  • Earning £35,000+:

    32%

  • Staff:

    3347

  • Male : Female:

    38% / 62%

  • Average Age:

    42

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