Why Dacorum?

With around 750 staff, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of getting the job done.

We aim to have a positive impact on where we live and work by delivering on the priorities of our residents and elected members. Our staff are at the very heart of delivering our corporate plan 2020-2025.

This is an exciting time to join the Council as we embark on our ambitious plans for customers, place, transformation and commercialisation. We will need to transform the way we do things and work in new and different ways to achieve this.  To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a real difference to our communities.

We don't just want people to fit into a role - we need people who share our values. Our values are fundamental to who we are and how we behave. These behaviours help us deliver on our priorities and they guide the recruitment and training of our staff.

Dacorum is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Equality and diversity
We're committed to creating a culture in which equality of opportunity is actively promoted in every aspect of service provision and delivery and the working environment. We aim to remove barriers and improve access to our services and to achieve equality of opportunity in our employment practices.

New ways of working
We view work as an activity, not a place. We focus on performance, not presenteeism. We create trusting relationships, embrace innovation rather than bureaucracy and, importantly, we value people. Flexible-location working includes hot-desking, remote working, working from community hubs and working from home arrangements.

We want you to love working at Dacorum. Below is a summary of the benefits you can expect when you join us.

Health and wellbeing

  • 15 per cent discount at Everyone Active centres
  • Confidential counselling and welfare service
  • Support from Wellbeing and Mental Health Advisers
  • Free eye tests
  • Local business discounts including The Snow Centre, Haven Holidays, Shendish Manor
  • Range of high quality workspaces at the Forum with workplace adjustments where needed
  • Occupational health support for all staff
  • A range of activities to support health and wellbeing, including mindfulness, yoga, walking group
  • On-site showers and changing facilities
  • Cycle-to-work scheme

Work-life balance

  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave. We are recognised as an Employer with Heart for supporting parents of premature babies. 
  • Flexible working arrangements to include career breaks and study leave

Investment in our staff

  • Training and development opportunities
  • Comprehensive induction for new starters
  • Annual appraisal and regular one-to-one meetings
  • E-learning portal with access to a variety of courses and learning opportunities
  • Management and leadership development
  • Apprenticeship qualifications for internal staff
  • Coaching and mentoring programmes
  • Professional Membership subscriptions


Our values are:

Be reliable - We do what we say we will, when we say we will.

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?”

Take responsibility - We don’t just see ourselves as responsible for what is on our plate, we seek clarity and we work collaboratively and with minimal supervision to get the job done

Be positive - We praise colleagues for a job well done. We also ask the question: “Can it be done better or differently?” and we make changes to improve things wherever we can.