About us

West Suffolk Council is an extremely ambitious and dynamic local authority with a workforce of over 700 employees. We provide healthy, safe and vibrant places to live and work. Few other employers play such a pivotal role in the community. That's a great responsibility but also very rewarding and something that really makes a difference.

We have been rated in the top 10 councils for climate action and as a member of UK100 have demonstrated our commitment to a rapid transition to Net Zero with Clean Air in our communities. We have declared a climate and biodiversity emergency and are committed to working towards net zero emissions by 2030.

Like many councils our priorities are around growth, homes and families and communities. We have huge ambitions around making this area even more prosperous, creating jobs, building homes, ageing well - but again, so do many councils. What makes us stand out and makes us an exciting place to work is the sheer scale of the projects we are running.

As part of our commercial agenda, which is all about making up the gap in Government funding by creating our own income (rather than cutting services), we have:

  • invested in a huge solar farm (twice the size of other council owned facilities) to generate revenue and provide cheaper electricity to communities
  • created a housing company to building our own homes for rent and sale
  • and completed the Mildenhall Hub project which has brought education, leisure, health, police, council and other services together on to a single site, which we believe is a first in the country.

So far from any preconceptions you may have, West Suffolk Council is a forwarding thinking and innovative place to work offering a range of career opportunities. If you embrace change and the opportunities it can bring then we can offer you a fascinating, challenging and always interesting workplace.