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Who we are

The City of whatever you make it

At the City of London Corporation we’re proud of our role. We’re the governing body of the Square Mile and our work goes beyond that of a local authority and our impact echoes far beyond these boundaries. We’re dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, and our work contributes to a diverse and sustainable London as well as a globally successful UK.

What we do

We like to say this is the City of whatever you make it. And we mean that. The sheer diversity of our responsibilities throws up a career’s worth of opportunities. And all of this stems from our position as the uniquely connected champion of the Square Mile.

The Square Mile is the historic centre of London and is also known as the ‘City’ – the financial and commercial heart of the UK. Our reach extends far beyond the City’s boundaries, making a positive contribution to the private, public, charity and community sectors across the capital and beyond.

This, along with our independent and non-party political voice and convening power, enables us to promote the interests of people and organisations across London and the country and play an influential role on the world-stage.

We’re also responsible for a wide portfolio of work and institutions including the City of London Police, the London Port Health Authority, the Barbican and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. We’re also responsible for green spaces such as Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest, as well the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow.

Find out more about the City Corporation, who we are and what we dothe services we providethe businesses we support and the things to see and do in the City and Green Spaces around the City.

Our Corporate Plan and People Strategy

Whatever opportunity you are considering as a next step, we are pleased that you are exploring the City of London Corporation.

Over the next five years, we will provide leadership at local, London-wide, national, and international levels through the outcomes articulated in our new Corporate Plan 2024 – 2029. This corporate plan provides direction and leadership on the issues that matter, including tackling the climate crisis; growing the economy to support jobs and businesses and fund public services; and embracing new technologies that can transform education and healthcare. This is leadership not just for our generation, but for the generations of the future.

In parallel, we have also developed the City of London Corporation’s first ever five-year People Strategy 2024 – 2029. This strategy will help us create an exceptional work environment where our people feel safe and deeply connected with our vision and values. It will help us create an environment where employees have the skills, recognition, and motivation to deliver our exciting and ambitious Corporate Plan. Our corporate plan and people strategy will, in parallel, enable us to become a truly world-class organisation.

Working together, there is no limit to what we can, and will, achieve.

Corporate Plan 2024-2029                                          People Strategy 2024-2029