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Working in Support services

Our support services play a major part in the smooth day to day running of the council through a variety of different departments and job roles. Our range of corporate services include areas such as continuous improvement, commissioning and procurement support, human resources, legal, health and safety, organisational development and IT.

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More about us

Our Aim

  • To be trusted to deliver excellence in all that we do
  • To deliver excellent support to the council – so we can achieve our aims for the people of Leicestershire

Our Services

Our support services include the following areas;

  • Human Resources
  • Learning & Development
  • Health & Safety
  • Pensions
  • Communications & Design
  • Legal
  • Finance
  • Trading Standards
  • School food services
  • Customer Services

Training and development

In support services we have many training and development opportunities across all our departments. We want to help people be the best versions of themselves, regardless of what job they are doing.

Watch the video below to see the development opportunities available within our trading standards team.

Take a closer look

One of our many support services is Leicestershire Traded Services which is the trading arm of our council. It offers a range of services both to the council and to external organisations and has been working with education providers for more than 30 years.

We can offer job roles in human resources, health, safety and wellbeing, property services, leisure facilities, our award-winning catering teams, recreation, conferencing, professional business advisory services and many more.

In 2018/19 Leicestershire Traded Services contributed £2m income generation for the council and we continue to grow. Our staff are Leicestershire County Council employees and enjoy the same benefits.

Watch the video below to get to know our people, our products and our services.

Progressing your career

I started working at the council in 2014 at the age of 19 as a Health, Safety and Wellbeing Apprentice. I was drawn to working at the council shortly after starting university as I decided that I wanted to do an apprenticeship instead as I was keen to get into the workplace and start my career.

I wasn’t sure what type of apprenticeship I wanted to do however I knew I wanted to continue to develop my academic skills. The Health and Safety Apprenticeship offered me the opportunity to do a Business Administration NVQ, while getting hands on experience in the health and safety team.

I was promoted to a Senior Health and Safety Advisor in 2018 and I now line manage a team of 6. I have thoroughly enjoyed working for the council and can’t praise them enough for the training and support I’ve received since I joined. I would highly encourage other school leavers to consider starting an apprenticeship with us.

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