Oadby and Wigston Borough Council


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

As an employer, we recognise the value that serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families can bring to the Council. In regards to employment opportunities, we will uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant by;

  • Promoting the fact we are an Armed Forces-friendly organisation.
  • Support the employment of veterans, Service spouses and partners.
  • Advertise vacancies with the Career Transition Partnership and the Military Federations.
  • Support employees who are members of the Reserve Forces.
  • Support employees who are volunteer leaders in Cadet Organisations.
  • Support Armed Force charities with fundraising and supporting staff who volunteer to assist the charities.

About us‚Äč

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is one of the seven district councils in Leicestershire that make up the two tier system of local government together with Leicestershire County Council. The Borough consists of three distinct communities, Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston.

The Borough of Oadby and Wigston is a relatively compact Borough that lies directly adjacent to and shares boundaries with the city of Leicester. It also shares boundaries with Harborough District and Blaby District. The Borough has a total population of 55,800 contained within an area of around nine square miles, of which approximately two thirds is urban.

Despite the Borough’s compact and urban make-up, we are home to a high number of green flag award winning parks and green spaces, Brocks Hill Country Park, two golf courses, Botanical Gardens, two leisure centres, the Oval Park Training Facilities for Leicester Tigers and Leicester Race Course.