With fast transport links into London, Enfield offers a more relaxed alternative to the hustle and bustle of the capital. The area now boasts a vibrant centre due to the major redevelopment project in 2007.
At Enfield Council, it’s our vision to make our borough a better place to live and work, with fairness for all, economic growth and sustainability, and strong communities.
We’re a Labour Party controlled local authority, with 62 councillors, representing our 21 wards. By having a strong focus on innovation, we’re committed to leading the way in using technology that meets the changing needs of our residents, and to make our services even more accessible.
Our values are important to us. They’re embedded into everything we do, and we look for people who will actively display these characteristics. That way, we can ensure we are meeting the challenges of the future.
- One team - working together across teams, departments and partners to deliver the best possible services for our residents.
- Customer first - treating the community, colleagues and partners with fairness and respect, listening and responding to their needs and designing our services around the people we serve.
- Achieving excellence - consistently striving to deliver standards of excellence through ambition, creativity, pride in our achievements and a ‘can-do’ attitude to new challenges.
- Empowering people - enabling our staff and local community to make informed choices and giving our staff the skills, knowledge and confidence to improve services, take personal responsibility, accept risk and recognise success.
With innovative approaches to attracting and retaining talent, we are proud to have piloted a Careers Returner programme. We have partnered with Women Returners to give people who have taken time out to return back into the workplace and rebuild their professional careers. The programme offers support for anyone who has taken a break of two years or more, as well as six months’ paid work experience covering vacant posts. We also provide mentoring by a trained senior officer and a team buddy to help you navigate your way around both your new team and the Council. Once finished, you will then have the opportunity to apply for a permanent or fixed term post within the organisation. We are hoping to build on the success of this pilot and offer our next programme soon.