Cornwall Council


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

Cornwall Council signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2012.  Since that time it has led the Cornwall Covenant Partnership Board which brings together representatives of the Council’s housing, public health, education, social care, employment and strategy services alongside partners from Cornwall’s armed forces, NHS and service charities. It is chaired by the Council’s armed forces member champion who is also the Cabinet Member for Housing, reflecting the Council’s senior leadership commitment to the Covenant.  Key priorities of the group currently include supporting transition and employment – including organisation of the first Cornwall Armed Forces virtual careers fair; support to veterans through outreach services; working with NHS partners to extend their forces friendly support and working with the voluntary and charitable sector to help develop closer collaboration. 

Cornwall Council is also a member of Forces Connect South West, working with councils across the region on joint Covenant initiatives.  In 2020, the Council received a Gold award from the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme in recognition of the Council’s commitment to the armed forces.

 About us

Cornwall Council is a unitary local authority formed in 2009 and is one of the largest in the country.  We are one of Cornwall’s largest employers, with over 5,000 people working directly for us delivering a diverse range of services to a population of 570,000 and an annual influx of c5 million visitors. We are about to adopt a new 2050 Vision/Cornwall Plan which includes two core aims: creating a greener cleaner Cornwall and a fairer more inclusive Cornwall.

We offer a variety of roles across all of our directorates which include: 

  • Adult Social Care
  • Together for Families
  • Customer and Support Services
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Neighbourhoods
  • Wellbeing and Public Health.

There are a number of other ways that you could join the council to start your career including:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Graduate opportunities
  • Kickstart Job Placements
  • Traineeships
  • Volunteering
  • Work experience and placements.