What we will do for you
Enfield is a borough with much to offer. It is richly diverse, cosmopolitan, and situated on the northern rim of London. We want a workforce that reflects the diverse community of Enfield and we want to be known as an employer of choice amongst the local community. In order to provide excellent services to our residents, we want staff who are innovative and forward thinking with enthusiasm, skills and talent to share our vision in our drive for excellence.
Life At Enfield Borough Council
Equalities & Diversity at Enfield Council
Enfield Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity in the workplace, and to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination, and values the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation.
The Council will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, disability, nationality, religion, age, faith, sexual orientation, family status or any other irrelevant factor and will build a culture that values meritocracy, openness, fairness and transparency.
Enfield Council is determined to treat everyone according to his or her needs.
Enfield Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Network (ELGBTN)
The Enfield LGBT Network is a consortium of voluntary and statutory sector organisations and individuals living, working or studying in the borough.
Its aim is to improve the quality of life for, and services to, the LGBT people of Enfield.
We do this through providing support services directly to our community and by supporting other service providers in making their services more appropriate to the needs of the LGBT community. The Network also participates in a large number of consultancy and advisory groups across the borough and beyond that represent the LGBT Community.
Careers with Enfield Council
At Enfield Council, we pride ourselves on having an environment that nurtures talented and committed individuals and encourages the development of our staff, who in turn deliver quality services to our client – the public. Whoever you are and whatever your background, working in a dynamic and flexible environment here at Enfield will give you the opportunity not only to develop your career but also to improve others’ lives.
Enfield Council have launched a Returners Programme to support professional workers looking to get back to work, find out more here.
Training and Development
Adding value through maximising the potential of people at work.
We place the highest value on our employees because it is their determination, expertise and commitment that allow us to provide the top quality services to our 300,000 residents. Consequently, we place an equally high value on training and development.
We want you to develop to your full potential, and that means more than simply sending you on training courses, excellent though they are. We actively promote the use of secondments, and action learning sets among the many developmental tools and programmes at our disposal.
Working Life Balance- Flexible employment
The Council operates flexible working hours to give most employees up to Scale SM3 the opportunity to carry out their duties during as wide a range of working hours as possible subject to the needs of the business. You may vary your working hours to suit personal circumstances and accrue time off if you work additional hours. We also offer a variety of Flexible Working Arrangements, which enables eligible employees to apply to change the way they work to any of the following:
- Part time working
- Job sharing
- Compressed working hours – this allows you to work your total weekly hours over fewer working days.
- Staggered hours – this allows you to start and finish your day at different times
- Term-time only – some of our posts can accommodate term-time only working patterns.
All of the above flexible working opportunities are major contributors enabling you to achieve a better balance between your work life and your home life.
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Our Vision & Values
Our strength as a borough lies in the diversity of our people. As the largest employer in the borough, Enfield Council works hard to ensure that our workforce is fully representative of the local community. Equality of opportunity lies at the heart of everything we do and plays a major role in making Enfield such a great place to live and work.
We pride ourselves on being an equality of opportunity employer and encourage the development of our staff, who in turn deliver quality services to our client – the public. We want you to feel that you’re contributing to the local community and making a difference in people’s lives. We also want you to work in a dynamic, fair and flexible environment. Whoever you are and whatever your background, working with Enfield will give you the opportunity not only to develop your career but also to improve others’ lives.
Enfield Council offers careers across a wide range of fields, from Social Work to Web Management, Finance to Human Resources and Environmental Health to Youth Support. Our commitment to providing the best possible services means we need to recruit talented and committed staff so, whatever your interests, ambitions and expertise we have something to suit you.
Equality and diversity
Enfield Council is committed to equality in all we do.
The Equality Act 2010 requires all local councils to consider, and have due regard to, the needs of diverse groups when designing, evaluating and delivering services in order to:
- eliminate discrimination
- advance equality of opportunity and access
- foster good relations between different groups in the community considering the full range of ‘protected characteristics
- Religion or Belief
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Reassignment
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Marriage and civil partnership (eliminating discrimination only)
We’re working hard to improve the lives of everyone who lives, works, studies or plays in Enfield. We’re committed to providing better schools, transport, housing, open spaces and heritage attractions, and supporting local businesses to make Enfield a better place for everyone.
To ensure all this work is connected, we’ve produced a place-shaping strategy ‘Shaping Enfield’s Future’ that links our priorities with our partners’.
The strategy has been approved unanimously by the council and endorsed by the Enfield Strategic Partnership — this ensures that we’re collaborating to focus our resources and energy on the things that will make a real difference to our communities.