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Why work for Longford County Council


Making a difference 

Longford County Council is the authority responsible for local government in County Longford. We are responsible for many essential public services, including housing, planning, regeneration, roads, water, library services and much more.

Our employees use their diverse skill sets, qualifications, and experience to improve our communities. We offer many varied roles to find your way to make a difference, including business advisors, engineers, librarians, tradespeople and more. There are many different work areas, incorporating information technology, human resources, communications, climate action, sports partnership, veterinary, enterprise, tourism and more.

Continuous Professional Development

Longford County Council offers the Open Learning Scheme, giving employees support to undertake further education. Additionally, we offer shorter training courses to help you at work. This includes training on climate action, cybersecurity, the Irish language, minute-taking and many others. Our Performance Management Development System targets training to enhance your professional development and meet organisational needs.

Through this continued professional development, we have a culture of supportive learning, as well as a highly-trained workforce. This helps us to better serve County Longford with continually improving services. It also gives greater opportunities for employee career progression, helping you reach your full potential.

See success with us

Longford County Council has continuously been recognised at a national and international level for our work. Longford County Council’s ‘Dog Rehoming Campaign’ was shortlisted in the Communications category and Longford Lights Festival is up for Festival of the Year at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2023. Longford Lights has also been shortlisted in the Best Creativity in the Community category at the Business to Art Awards 2023.

Our Health and Safety team are recognised as a Consistent High Achiever at the All-Ireland Occupational Safety Awards. Our Environment team’s ‘Longford’s Green, Keep it Clean’ campaign has been shortlisted for a Pakman Award. We have also been shortlisted for the prestigious European-wide Innovation in Politics Awards.

By joining our team, you can reach the top and see success with us.

Better working environment

Longford County Council is committed to promoting equality, ensuring all employees are treated equally. We do this through the work of our Equality Action team and Equality Officer who develop and implement equality-centered policies.

We also work to maintain good working relationships between management, employees, employee representatives and employee relation bodies.

We promote work-life balance and family-friendly policies with opportunities for blended working, work-sharing, term-time leave, parental leave, career breaks, flexi-leave and special leave.

Health and Wellbeing

Longford County Council's Health and Wellbeing team plays a pivotal role in fostering a healthy and supportive work environment for employees. 

Our Health and Wellbeing programme centres around four pillars; Mental Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing and Financial Wellbeing, and encompasses many diverse initiatives.

Activities include:

  • Our Employee Appreciation Day brings all employees together to celebrate one another's achievements, foster a sense of belonging and promote a culture of positive mental health.
  • Employees from across the organisation have undergone training to become 'Mental Health Champions' and promote positive mental health throughout the organisation
  • Retired employee events connecting retired employees with one another and with current employees - helping people to feel supported in their retirement and giving current employees get a chance to connect with past colleagues. 
  • Health screenings, team building, fitness challenges and participation in awareness events such as Mental Health Awareness Month

Longford County Council is committed to creating a workplace that fosters positive mental health, where every employee feels valued, supported, and able to thrive. Our senior leadership team supports this commitment, and actively encourages and participates in initiatives that promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

Our vision is to make Longford the place to be – the destination of choice for people to live, to work and to visit.