About Hackney

Hackney is a place for everyone. We believe that we can together make Hackney Council the best local authority in London; this means we provide the right services to residents, support our diverse communities, protect the most vulnerable and tackle sustainability, inequality and create growth together. We know that this is not done by any single one person, department of organisation. Working in Hackney means working collaboratively as a system leader to achieve together for our residents.

Our values

Our vision is to make Hackney a place for everyone. Where all our residents, whatever their background, have a chance to lead healthy and successful lives; a place of which everyone can be proud, with excellent services and public spaces, thriving businesses, and strong communities; a place that celebrates diversity, and where everyone can feel valued, included, and involved. 

At Hackney Council, our staff values underpin everything we do. We are Inclusive, Pioneering, Proactive, Open, Ambitious and Proud.

Where we work

We are an organisation whose very purpose is to serve a place and the people who live here, and we know staff really value being in Hackney, with their colleagues, in suitable, well-equipped spaces so they can collaborate, develop and do great work. We work in a hybrid model, with staff splitting their time between the home, Hackney’s offices, partner organisations and with our residents.

The majority of Hackney Council office space is located at the Town Hall campus, in Hackney Central, E8 (Zone 2). Our staff are also based in many other locations, such as schools, youth hubs, libraries, depots and housing estates. All of our staff have the flexibility to log in and work from any location.

What we offer

We continually invest in making sure staff have the right tools to do the job, the best working environments, and an open, collaborative and creative culture for you to succeed. This is why Hackney Council is a place where you can grow and develop.

Everyone at Hackney Council has an important job to do. From social workers and street cleaners to accountants and software developers, our services affect the day to day lives of everyone who lives, works and visits our borough. Whether or not our services have a direct impact on them, people in Hackney rely on us to do our best.

We believe excellent services rely on highly skilled, motivated people. As one of our employees, we will support you with a range of benefits and opportunities. We are hoping to make life a bit easier for you – with the right support, we can help you to give your best at work, and achieve a balance with home life.

We welcome a diversity of talent here, so our benefits and policies are designed to reflect a variety of needs.

Key benefits include:

  • Generous holiday allowance – 27 days a year, rising to 32 after five years
  • Unrivalled pension scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of discounts, including subsidised gym membership
  • Access to financial and season ticket loans
  • Health and wellbeing benefits, such as lunchtime fitness classes
  • A comprehensive training and development offer
  • We are a member of Cyclescheme and offer free pool bikes

We are:

  • A Disability Confident Employer
  • A promoter of inclusive leadership
  • Provide support networks to disabled staff and those with long-term health conditions
  • Rated ‘Excellent’ in the Equality Standard for Local Government
  • A London Living Wage Employer
  • A Stonewall Champion
  • A Timewise Council
  • Rated Excellent in the Mayor of London’s Healthy Workplace Charter and Good Work Standard

Our Behaviours

The core Adult Social Care behaviours were designed in partnership with staff through feedback at staff conferences, listening sessions and individual conversations with colleagues. Listening to all teams across the department, it was clear that there are key behaviours and ways of working that we can, and should, all sign up to in order to allow us to work effectively in our teams and develop as individuals. It has been continuously apparent that our staff working in Adult Services are caring and compassionate. We want to build on these strengths; ensuring we have the right space and tools to work together in a caring and compassionate way. Working to these behaviours will make Adult Social Care a better place to work for its colleagues, whilst also improving the lives of residents we serve in Hackney.


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