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About us

Our approach is positive and entrepreneurial. We take great pride in our work and supporting the people that make up our thriving community. We know our residents, visitors and businesses share this pride. That’s why we want to make sure our vibrant city, towns and villages continue to be a great place to live, work and visit.


We're an award-winning council serving around 147,000 people and one of the biggest employers in the district. We work hard to be at the forefront of new thinking locally, regionally and nationally.

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LGC Workforce 

Winner of the Local Government Chronicle Awards for the Best Next Generation Employer in recognising our work to bring in young talent and give them opportunities to grow.

Investors in People

We value our employees and offer a wide range of learning and development opportunities to upskill our people. 

Disability Confident Employer

We are a Disability Confident Employer and will offer an interview to candidates with a declared disability who meet all essential criteria of the role. 

You can find out more about our vision, priorities and how we will deliver them in our Council Plan.


Fit for the Future

We have changed the way we work so that we are able to respond flexibly and adapt quickly to new technological changes and changing customer needs.  We make the most of the latest digital technology, develop our workforce so that we have the right skills in place and work effectively with our partners.

We’re a lean operation of around 420 staff, and we trust each other to care, be confident and work together to achieve the best for our customers. Find out about our values and behaviours.

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Working with our partners

the hub logoMany of our partners are co-located with us in the Civic Centre making it even easier to work together to deliver the right solutions for our customers. Local residents can visit ‘the Hub’ to find information, advice and guidance, on everything from housing through debt relief to volunteering.

Find out more about St Albans Council and the District. The EnjoyStAlbans website is a great showcase of the area’s attractions.

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