Why join Hackney Council?

Chief Executive of Hackney Council Tim Shields
Tim Shields, Chief Executive

“Hackney has a long history of overcoming adversity and we are proud of the journey we’ve been on over the past couple of decades to become one of the best respected and inclusive local authorities in the country.

In 2016 we were awarded the LGC Award for Council of the past 20 years as a result of our work to redefine the standards of what a Council can achieve. 

Our creativity, commitment, and sound financial management saw us weather the storm of ten years of austerity and some of the deepest cuts experienced by any council. Hackney Council has always been positive, ambitious, and pioneering, and remains so today.

We are continually investing in making sure you have the right tools to do the job, the best working environments, and an open, collaborative and creative culture for you to succeed.

Lady making heart shape with her handsAnd this is why Hackney Council is a place where you can grow and develop. We’ve won countless awards for our proactive and progressive initiatives, and every day I am bowled over by the amazing work our people are doing, and the ideas they are creating, to change lives for the better.

Before Covid-19, we were working to make Hackney fairer, safer and more sustainable. Now those things are even more important, and more urgent. 

Hackney is one of the best places to live and work in London and your role will be to make it even better. We look forward to you joining us.”

Tim Shields, Chief Executive