Stronger Together, the City Council’s Vision, has been developed by members to demonstrate how working together can create a stronger city we can all be proud of. This vision has led to a number of priorities and objectives to secure the best possible outcomes for our residents. We now need to strengthen our commercial ability in balance with our social responsibilities. To do this we have to invest in people who show the ‘can do’ attitude that will bring about positive change in our city.
Stoke-on-Trent continues to transform itself, and the council’s vision means that there is a real opportunity for individuals seeking to significantly make a difference for our great city and to deliver the best possible services for our residents.
Making an application
We operate a fair recruitment and selection process, which ensures that applicants are treated equally. As part of the process, applicants are required to complete an application form for any jobs applied for to ensure that every application is made in the same format. We are therefore, unable to accept CV’s.
After the closing date, shortlisting will take place, if you do not hear from us within 8 weeks from the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Where possible interview dates will be pre-arranged and stated on the vacancy advertisement, therefore please keep this date free as there is no guarantee that a date can be re-arranged.
We are a disability confident employer. We operate an ‘interview guarantee’ scheme to any candidate with a disability who shows that they meet the essential criteria for the vacancy.
As the biggest employer in Stoke-on-Trent, the City Council provides a wealth of employment opportunities across all local services, with a firm commitment to employing a growing number of Apprentices within the local authority across a wide range of teams and departments including; Finance, Waste, Human Resources, Management Support, Planning (this list is not exhaustive and is only a snapshot of the departments we have available).
All our Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the City Council jobs page and the National Apprenticeship Service Website. Applicants will be required to submit an application through the NAS National Apprenticeship Service Website
This gives you the opportunity to experience working life and develop your skills. It can also help you to decide if a particular career is right for you. We have various departments that can offer interesting work experience, working alongside friendly and committed staff.
To register your interest in a work experience place with us, please click hereand answer a few questions. Once we have this information we will contact the relevant department(s) to see if they are able to accommodate your placement on the dates requested and let you know as soon as possible.
Council’s housing repairs company is officially launched – UNITAS
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has officially launched its new housing repairs and maintenance company, which aims to improve services for tenants and raise housing standards in the city. Unitas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the city council and will deliver repairs and maintenance services to Stoke-on-Trent's 18,500 council homes and 600 public buildings.
Vacancy advertisements for Unitas will be advertised on the City Council’s jobs page.