Can I be a Councillor and have a job?

You can be a Councillor and have a job. Most employees are allowed reasonable time off to attend meetings or carry out duties. The time must be agreed with your employer beforehand and your employer can refuse your request if it is unreasonable.

A specific amount of time off is not laid down in law, and there is no law to say that your employer has to pay you for this time off. You should check this out with your employer prior to standing for election.