About Nottingham and the City Council

Nottingham – a green city with a legendary past, a vibrant culture, and a bright future. A creative destination of rebels and pioneers and the home of Robin Hood. It is one of the UK’s “core cities”, with a population of 323,000 people (and 730,000 in the Greater Nottingham area).

The city has something for everyone – including a compact city centre with an amazing range of retail outlets; a cultural quarter full of independent shops, bars and restaurants; a thriving arts and cultural scene; great schools and two world class universities. Nottingham was named UK City of Sport in 2015, due to the plethora of sports on offer (Trent Bridge cricket, two football teams, the National Ice Centre and Holme Pierrepoint National Watersports Centre).

Nottingham is well connected to the rest of the UK and Europe via road, rail and air travel. Public transport options are plentiful and include the city’s tram network (Nottingham Express Transit) which takes passengers right into the heart of the city centre.

The City Council – is a unitary authority, with responsibility for all local government services in the city. There are 55 councillors, representing 20 wards, who are elected every four years. The most recent elections were held in May 2023.

“Working Together for Nottingham” is the Council’s 2023-27 Corporate Plan. The vision is that Nottingham is Healthy, Safe, Clean, Green, Ambitious and Proud. High level outcomes are set around three themes of PEOPLE, NEIGHBOURHOODS, and CITY. The outcomes include Living Well, Green Clean and Connected, Better Housing, Safer Nottingham, Carbon Neutral by 2028, Keeping Nottingham Moving, Improving the City Centre.

The Council employs around 7,000 people. The main offices are at Loxley House, next to the main railway station and the city centre. The Housing Solutions team are based at Loxley House.

Working for Nottingham City Council

Thank you for your interest in working for Nottingham City Council. As one of the largest employers in Nottingham we offer a wide range of roles across a range of services. In return for your skill, drive and commitment to serving the people of Nottingham, we can help you to develop an exciting and rewarding career, with access to the following benefits. 

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service) + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme offering 17.9%
  • Smart Working – to support your work life balance
  • Health and wellbeing benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres, cinema, shopping and much more!

Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.

We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.

We are supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible, and we would encourage you to discuss this with us during the selection process, should this be something you are interested in.