Wiltshire Council

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Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant


Wiltshire Council has always supported and fostered good relations with the military and as such, we are keen to recruit those with military connections.

  • We hosted the Armed Forces Day National Event 2019 in Salisbury and continue to support Armed Forces Day and Reserves day. 
  • We support and participate in the South West Transition Fair and support British Forces Resettlement Services events.
  • We have a specific HR policy for Reservists & cadet instructors providing two weeks’ paid leave for training camp. All staff can purchase an additional 10 days leave per year and we operate flexible working and flexitime.
  • Higher futures is a development programme which offers access to high quality training, endorsed by businesses and a focus for them is working with former military personnel.
  • The Enterprise Network (TEN) is a Wiltshire Council initiative to help individuals considering starting a business or, having started one, need access to business premises. It has a focus on current and former military personnel and their spouses.

About us

We empower our people to innovate and collaborate in order to build strong communities.

At Wiltshire Council our vision is to create strong communities in Wiltshire, by working collaboratively with local communities and our partners as well as continuing to invest in technology to make it easier for our residents and businesses to engage with us and resolve matters more quickly. 

We deliver over 350 essential services including public health, social care, planning, street maintenance, schools and libraries for a population of 480,000.  We are the largest employer in Wiltshire with a workforce of 4,602 staff and 5,904 staff employed in schools. 

A high performing council we thrive on innovation and transformation, something we are recognised for nationally. There are many benefits to working at Wiltshire council including flexible working, family friendly policies, a generous holiday package and local government pension.