About Cornwall

It’s an exciting time to be in Cornwall. Home to a globally renowned natural environment, a world-class renewable energy sector and cutting-edge digital infrastructure, Cornwall is helping to shape the society of the future.  We are tackling the key challenges of climate change and social injustice through more localised support and through smarter use of technology, underpinned by a superfast and reliable broadband infrastructure. 

We now have one of the fastest growing tech sectors in the country and we are developing a world-leading aerospace industry, delivering the UK’s first satellite launch Spaceport from Cornwall Airport Newquay in 2022. Alongside expertise in marine engineering and renewable energy, our increasingly diversified economy is well positioned to grasp a greener, more localised and more digitised future. The successful hosting of the 2021 summit of G7 leaders put Cornwall firmly in the international spotlight. 

Cornwall has the mildest and sunniest climate in the United Kingdom, and we are well known for a thriving cultural scene: from the Tate Gallery in St Ives to world class attractions such as the Eden Project and Minack Theatre together with renowned festivals such as Boardmasters and Tunes in the Dunes.  Our world class tourism offer, enjoyed by over five million visitors a year, is boosted by our burgeoning food and drink industry which also supports some of our internationally famous restaurants.

With a competitive employee reward package that attracts, retains and motivates our employees, new ways of working and a can-do culture where talented people thrive, Cornwall Council is a great place to work. And, with its beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and superb community spirit, it is also a great place to live.

Picture of Sophie Hosking, Strategic Director Neighbourhoods "This is a truly exciting time to be a leader in Cornwall. You will be joining a strong team of Council Directors as we respond to some critical challenges but also as we build on the huge opportunities that Cornwall presents. The strength, individuality, resilience and creativity of our communities is legendary, not to mention our stunning landscape and natural assets, and we are national leaders in our approach to climate change and environmental challenges. This is a wonderful and rewarding place to work."

Sophie Hosking, Strategic Director – Neighbourhoods / Lewydh Stratejek rag Kentrevethow