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About Coventry City Council

Our city is changing – and the Council is changing too. Headed by Chief Executive, Martin Reeves – who has assisted in bringing in the new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) - the Council is committed to improving the quality of life for residents – and its workforce. The Council is bringing in new, streamlined ways of working and making more use of technology to deliver services in new ways – helping residents to do more for themselves online and to do business with us when and how they want.
Coventry City Council is a modern council for a new age, embracing technology and flexible working to continue to rise to new challenges. It’s a council that’s not afraid to try something new!
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Our Culture


Coventry is one of the best places to live in the UK, according to a national survey last year. Our city was ranked 28th (beating Birmingham, London and Sheffield) out of 138 places across the UK. Furthermore, a survey named the city as the seventh best city in the UK to raise a family. It’s official. Coventry is getting better and better. And there are lots of reasons why.

Coventry is also the second fastest growing local authority area outside of London and the 9th biggest city in England and in Coventry University and the University of Warwick, the city can also boast two of the top 15 universities in the country. Add to that the key cultural assets the city has to offer such as the Basil Spence cathedral, high quality museums and art galleries, the attraction of Wasps rugby, Coventry City football club and concerts at the Ricoh arena and a vibrant community led arts scene and it is no surprise that Coventry has been chosen both as UK City of Culture 2021 and European City of Sport 2019.

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Career development

The Council is committed to investing in its employees' development to ensure we have a workforce that is adaptable and able to embrace the challenges of working in a fast moving organisation in a diverse city.
We also offer a competitive benefits package which includes:
  • Competitive salary and Pension Scheme including Employer contribution of 25.9%
  • Generous relocation package for new starters of up to £8K
  • Regular supervision and management support 
  • Wider Wallet employee Benefit scheme offering discounts nationally and locally on a wide range of services including, holidays, days out and discounts on leisure and other services
  • Deductions from salary benefits include: Prudential AVC’s/Westfield Health/Travel Passes
  • Kiddivouchers scheme – salary sacrifice childcare vouchers
  • MyCar scheme -  salary sacrifice car leasing scheme, benefit of driving a brand new low-cost car for up to 3 years for an all-inclusive, fixed monthly gross cost
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
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Our Values

At Coventry City Council we never want to hear the words – ‘but that’s the way we’ve always done it!” We are a Council that’s looking for new ways of working to tackle new – and old – challenges. We have had great success already and made great strides in changing the way we deliver services and in the way we work with colleagues. We have brought in a new flexible approach to working – giving staff the power, skills and tools to work from the best place at the best time to get the job done. We have a new Customer Service Centre, more online services for residents, a new, award-winning Council office building in Friargate, and a city that is changing to meet a new age of driverless cars and superfast broadband. There’s never been a more exciting time to be a part of Coventry.
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