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Working at the Council

About the Council

Milton Keynes Council is a unitary authority which means we have responsibilities for all local government services in MK, including education, housing, highways and social services - around 250 services in all. We’re one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. Whether we're protecting young people, keeping neighbourhoods clean, opening a library or building a new school, we care about our communities and aim to set a great example in our working practices. Working at the council provides a stimulating and exciting environment where our diverse and talented team are at the heart of everything we do.

Why join us?

Just like Milton Keynes, we're truly diverse and welcoming. We recruit and promote based on people's skills, and we offer opportunities for colleagues at every stage of their career – including fantastic graduate, apprenticeship, and training and development schemes. You'll be recognised for your hard work and commitment. You'll be supported – and challenged – so you can achieve your potential, and be rewarded with a wide range of benefits. We take great pride in our community and we are always looking for people that can help us grow and share our vision. 

Our Values and Expectations

Our Values

  • We are Dedicated

  • We are Respectful

  • We are Collaborative

Our Expectations

  • Work together for the good of the team, council and local people

  • Promote a supportive culture

  • Challenge assumptions

  • Take ownership

  • Be willing to change and do things differently

  • Always work in a safe manner

  • Be professional at all times

Employee Benefits 

Our employees’ primary focus is to provide the best service possible for the residents of Milton Keynes and we appreciate how important it is to reward our staff for their support in delivering that service. Milton Keynes Council has therefore developed a Benefits Package that helps us to attract, motivate and retain the best people. 

Time off for you

Over 5 weeks paid holiday

(6 weeks after 5 years of working for us)

Employee discounts

With MK Advantage, employees can make a range of savings including retail, travel and leisure discounts as
well as a suite of salary sacrifice benefit. 

Saving for the future

An brilliant pension scheme, one of the very best around.

Looking after you

Our staff are important to us, that's why we have health and wellbeing initiatives in place to support you when you need it the most; including: Employee Assistance Programme, Health Champions & much more..

Flexible working 

We have a number of different roles available to fit around your life. 

Career progression opportunities

Once you have your foot in the door, the opportunities for growth are endless. We will always push you to achieve your potential.