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Council Jobs Overview

Although certain industries will offer greater employment opportunities in specific areas of the country, local councils remain a large employer wherever the jobseeker is located. UK local government is administered by various councils including County Councils, District Councils and Unitary Authorities. The council members and staff provide local services to the community. A wide range of employment opportunities exist all of which share the common goal of serving the public. Some services such as the police jobs and fire service jobs are often popular choices, though there are many other council jobs available.

Council Jobs Educational Requirements

With such a wide range of different jobs being available, the specific educational requirements vary from job to job with many requiring an appropriate degree or professional qualifications and others needing vocational skills and certification. As a minimum requirement, 5 good GCSEs including maths and English will almost always be required. Once a position has been obtained, many people find that councils offer further training and staff development, enabling progression within the organisation.

Council Jobs Market

Despite government restraints, essential service remain as essential as ever and there are many positions on offer. Skills gained with one council are just as likely to be valued with another making relocation to any area of the country feasible.

Council Jobs Salaries

As such a wide range of different jobs exist, it will come as no surprise that there is an equally wide range of salaries. With Council Job adverts, the salaries are often referred to as SCP numbers. This abbreviation stands for "Spinal Column Points" referring to the nationally agreed conditions of service where pay scales are printed in the handbook in a column next to the book spine. This means that a particular job will have a set salary range throughout the country, although a slight London weighting applies.

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