Reading Borough Council
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Reading is one of the best places to live and invest in the UK. It’s a thriving borough in itself, but also benefits from first-class connectivity by road and rail – further enhanced by the imminent completion of Crossrail. Reading is a culturally rich and diverse place with a thriving economy that has bounced back well from Covid - but if it's to continue to thrive and grow, it needs a strong and ambitious council to stand up for the borough and support its community.

We are committed to doing all that we can to redress the social and economic inequality that persists in our borough – to ensure that Reading’s success is shared by all in our community.

Our financial resilience is enabling us to invest in the borough: new leisure facilities; improvements to the local infrastructure; new council housing. All of this is underpinned by a commitment to a carbon neutral Reading by 2030, working towards making Reading a nicer, greener, more attractive place to live. It’s a hugely ambitious and exciting agenda, which makes the organisation one of the most exciting places to work in local government today.

Reading is a place with huge potential, second only to London for wages; it has above average economic productivity and rates of employment.

Yet Reading is now the third most unequal city in the UK, with significant groups not benefiting from the success of the economy, and with rising demand for housing, and for services to support vulnerable adults and children. Reading has some of the most affluent and the most deprived neighbourhoods in the whole of the Thames Valley.

Our mission is: to ensure that Reading realises its potential – and to ensure that everyone who lives and works here can share the benefits of its success.

We'll achieve this by working together across the borough and by focusing on three inter-connected themes:

• Healthy Environment

• Thriving Communities

• Inclusive Economy

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Teacher in Whitley
on 5 November 2022
Time focused

I was a teacher so review based on school not council. School was a quite stressed environment. The senior management seemed unappreciative and unapproachable.

SEN Teacher in Northumberland
on 20 October 2022
Lovely workplace, fun to work

I work at New Directions college. It is a lovely workplace. My collegues and learners are really nice! I deffinitely recommend. The college is a new college under the council and promotes adult learning.

Housing Officer in Reading, Berkshire
on 13 December 2021
Productive and fun workplace

Good place to work, friendly colleagues and all very supportive. Different teams talk to each other. Good training opportunities and welcoming environment

Childcare Assistant in Reading
on 21 July 2020
Good jib

Good place to work was something I was into at the time not really suitable right now , good place to work , people and staff was all lovely and nice , only worked there for two weeks as a school thing

Business Analyst in Multiple locations including remote working
on 2 June 2020
Project work Contractor not an employee

I worked with Reading Borough Council as a Contractor on a project through my own private limited company so I cannot comment on Reading Borough Council as an employer

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