Thank you for your interest in working with the City of Edinburgh Council.
Edinburgh is an outstanding capital city, recognised across the globe as a leader in business, the arts, science and education. The city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site and our cityscape provides a unique architectural and natural backdrop to city living. Home to the internationally renowned Edinburgh festivals and the Scottish Parliament, it is an excellent city in which to live, work, study, visit and invest.
The city’s population is increasing, with growing numbers of young children and older people placing an increasing demand on Council services. Yet like any major city, Edinburgh has issues of social inequality, poverty and vulnerable citizens, and we are committed to addressing these issues.
The Council plays a central role in shaping the continued success of Edinburgh as a 21st century capital city. Our responsibilities are wide-ranging, from our superb school system through to social work, housing, economic development, parks and green spaces, culture and sport, festivals and events and roads and transport.
Like many UK local authorities, the Council faces a significant financial challenge and must reduce its annual operating costs by £107m over the next five years. Work is already underway to implement a transformation programme which aims to ensure services are delivered effectively at neighbourhood level, with the support of a strong corporate centre. Successful delivery of this programme will be central to our new leadership roles.
If you feel you have the experience, energy and enthusiasm then we would welcome your application. If you would like an informal discussion please contact Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
The City of Edinburgh Council