Breckland Council

Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE

About Us

Breckland Council is a local government district in Norfolk, England. Its head office is located at East Dereham. The Breckland district is one of seven districts in Norfolk and is located centrally in the county, extending over an area of 1,300sqkm (500 square miles). The district includes the five towns of Attleborough, Dereham, Swaffham, Thetford and Watton, together with a wide range of other settlements.

Key Employment Sectors - The top five employment sectors in the district are Automotive and Motor Sport, Logistics, Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing and Food Processing & Packaging.

Working in partnership with South Holland District Council, we are in a unique position to offer a wide range of job opportunities across a range of expanding services. 

Our Purpose - We strive for excellence in order to deliver services that local Communities can be proud of.  So to make this happen, we need talented, ambitious and altruistic people who inspire, empower and deliver change all around them.  Want to know more? You're just a click away.

Breckland Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Our Values

RESPECT - We include other equally and recognise the strength of our diversity

INTEGRITY - We are open and honest and trust others to be transparent too.

WORKING TOGETHER - We work in partnership and communicate clearly to ensure consistently positive outcomes for all.

EMPOWER - We support each other to make valued contributions and achieve our full potential.

Career Information

Breckland Council currently employs approximately 300 people in a variety of jobs across Norfolk. We provide many services and recruit for a diverse number of vacancies covering a wide range of skills and professions, recruiting staff with varied skills and expertise to provide these services.

We recognise the importance of our staff who add value to our organisation and to the services we deliver. Our staff benefit from regular communication and consultation, including a monthly All Staff Briefing, regular team meetings, staggered newsletter and access to our local Intranet.

We have embraced the Government's agenda to modernise local government and our approach has been to lead change rather than follow it. We believe that Best Value can only be achieved by developing staff to their full potential and to  do this, we provide them with the relevant knowledge, equipment and authority to carry out their duties. We are recognised by Investors in People and as an Employer of Choice.

Our employees enjoy excellent conditions of service including a generous pension scheme and flexible working for a large percentage of our staff, as well as the possibility of 'job sharing'.

Take a look at our 'working at Breckland Council' page to find out what we can offer you.

Our recruitment section contains a variety of information about vacancies currently available, benefits of working for Breckland and the surrounding area. We are always interested in hearing from potential candidates and encourage your application.

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