Dacorum Borough Council
A Great place to Work

Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 18.5 per cent

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Flexible working, including home working, to give a great work-life balance

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Up to 32 days' annual leave, plus bank holidays, and the option to purchase an additional week

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A great working environment

Based in the heart of Hemel Hempstead, the Forum offers our employees a modern, state of the art building, which provides a safe and inspiring place to work.

The open plan offices and central atrium provide a light and spacious working environment for all to enjoy.

The building has been planned to deliver a comfortable temperature all year round and has shower and wash room facilities for those cycling to work, or exercising during the day.

The Forum is also home to Hemel Hempstead Library, the Register Office, voluntary sector partners including Citizens Advice and a central café, making it a great place for the whole community to come together.

What people say about us

Emily Hobbs

The Council offers an abundance of opportunities for personal and professional growth and career progression.

Emily Hobbs
Housing Quality, Insight and Improvement Officer

Dwain Daniel

I began working here as an apprentice and worked my way up to my current position. It has been a fantastic place of work and I'd recommend Dacorum Borough Council to anyone!

Dwain Daniel 
Housing Projects and Engagement Officer

Natalie McCalman

A dynamic and cheerful place to work.

Natalie McCalman 
Housing Projects and Engagement Officer

Andrew Clarke

The best job I've ever had.

Andrew Clarke 
Park Warden

Keeley Mitchell

It’s incredibly fulfilling to think that the value of my work will be evaluated based on how much it improves the lives of those in Dacorum.

Keeley Mitchell
Trainee Planning Officer

Our values

We have a clear set of values that are fundamental to who we are and how we behave. These behaviours help us deliver on our priorities as well as guiding the recruitment and training of the staff who work for us.

Be reliable

We do what we say we will, when we say we will.

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Take responsibility

We don’t just see ourselves as responsible for what is on our plate, we seek clarity on what is in our remit and then do it without referring to our manager. 

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Be positive

We praise colleagues for a job well done, in public. We ask the question: “Can it be done better or differently?”

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Work with others to deliver a great service

We actively seek to work with colleagues to get the best results for our customers. We make ourselves available to others, when asked to share ideas, provide help or work on common goals. We ask: “Who else do we need to talk to about this, who else needs to know?”

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