City of London

Why this Borough?

The City of London Corporation (City Corporation) is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. The Square Mile is the historic centre of London and is home to the ‘City’ – the financial and commercial heart of the UK.


Our reach extends far beyond the Square Mile’s boundaries and across private, public and charitable and community sector responsibilities. This, along with our independent and non-party political voice, convening power and ability to work with others, enable us to promote the interests of people and organisations across London and the UK and play a valued role on the world stage.


The City Corporation manages two funds, City Fund and City’s Cash, and is the sole trustee of Bridge House Estates, a long-standing charity which maintains Tower, London, Southwark, Millennium and Blackfriars Bridges. The funding arm of Bridge House Estates, City Bridge Trust, distributes funds surplus to bridge requirements and is London’s largest independent charitable funder. City’s Cash allows us to provide services that are of importance to Greater London as well as to the City at little or no cost to the public.


As the governing body of the Square Mile, we are responsible for delivering the functions of a local authority and a police authority for our residents, workers, learners and visitors, as well as being the port health and animal health authorities for London.


Every day working for the City Corporation is different. Joining us, you’ll get to experience what it’s like working for a Local Authority, Endowment fund built up over the last eight centuries and a Charity!

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Flagship Programme

The City Corporation has recently set out a bold new vision to ensure the Square Mile remains a world-leading destination. ‘Destination City’ will enhance the Square Mile’s leisure offer to increase its appeal to existing and new audiences by creating a fun, inclusive, innovative and sustainable ecosystem

Ready to be the future of public finance ?

We are now open for applications to our 2023 graduate opportunities.