Poor management but a potential career for life with good benefits.
Traditional management structure and attitude with an unwillingness to try new ideas without a 10 year process. Aside from this, in a statutory context, you have great security and an offer of progression subject to political competence in what is a highly politically driven environment run by local councillors.
Non-statutory units and departments - more... however are subject to less security due to significant budget issues and risk of regular re-structure aligned to incoming cuts to services.
Do your research on the council and your department before entering and be aware of the political angles ... - less
ProsComfortable salaries, good pension and reasonable work/life balance.
ConsPoor procedures, traditional management schemes and a typically slow-paced local authority