I Never Knew That; in Association with Publicjobswales.Co.UK Do You Know What Exciting and Interesting Career Opportunities Exist Literally on Your Doorstep with Your Local Council? Check These Facts and Take the Doorstep Challenge

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There are 468 local councils in the UK, with over 2 million staff

There are 22 councils in Wales, all providing the complete range of local government services including education and social services

Local government is the collective name for local councils and they are not the same as the civil service or central government

Local councils are democratic bodies - council members are elected by their local community to represent their views

Welsh local government employs around 168,000 people

Some jobs in local government can be very similar to those in private industry, business and commerce, certainly as demanding and rewarding

Councils employ financial experts, IT and communications specialists, administrative staff, legal experts, public relations and human resources (personnel) staff

Councils also employ chefs, domestic staff, call-centre operatives, building and maintenance staff and electricians

There are a range of engineering jobs, architecture & design and sports & leisure opportunities

Your local council is also the provider of some other interesting career opportunities within the unique services they provide. How much do you know about jobs in, for example: economic regeneration' planning and environment management' tourism, arts, culture and libraries' cemeteries and crematorium management' traffic, transport and roads management' trading standards, licensing functions and environmental health' waste and recycling collection? …