There's never been a better time to join award winning City of Wolverhampton Council when we are at an exciting stage of transformation for the organisation and the city.
We are an ambitious organisation working hard to deliver the best services for people in Wolverhampton; working for us gives you the opportunity to make a difference to their lives.
Our ambition is to be nothing less than 'excellent'; in 2017 we won 'Local Authority of the Year at the Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards.
We are committed to working in partnership with communities, voluntary and private sector organisations and local businesses. Together we form the Wolverhampton Partnership to prioritise businesses, empower people and communities, re-invigorate the city and support the council to be confident and capable to realise our ambition to be 'excellent'.
The City of Wolverhampton Council employs over 7,400 people (Including 3,200 school employees) in more than 600 different trades and professions. We are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. The council operates a Guaranteed Interview Policy for people with a disability and those who meet the essential criteria for the post are guaranteed an interview.
We are investing heavily in skills and training. There will be new roles and new opportunities which makes this an exceptionally exciting time to join us.
The city of Wolverhampton is now amongst the top-ten economic growth areas in the UK, thanks to more than £3.7 billion-worth of investment on-site or planned. The city has already seen rapid developments with major projects like i54, The Way Youth Zone and i10 and more exciting developments are planned for the westside of the city. The leisure-led mixed user scheme includes a multi-screen cinema, restaurants, bars, hotel, multi-storey car park and apartments
We benefit from being in a prime location, with excellent transport links at the heart of the UK's high speed rail and motorway networks.
Wolverhampton is also rated as one of the top cities in the UK for families. More than 80 per cent of the city's primary and secondary schools are rated as 'good' or 'outstanding' by Ofsted. Wolverhampton also offers a wide range of family friendly facilities with stunning parks and green spaces and top entertainment attractions such as Wolverhampton Art Gallery, the Civic and Wulfrun Halls and the Grand Theatre all of which attract top acts such as Jimmy Carr, Gary Barlow, World Darts Competition, upcoming bands and West End productions.
We offer a wide range of benefits including competitive salaries that progress within different grades for the variety of jobs on offer. A generous annual leave entitlement which rises as your length of service increases; the minimum of which is 25 days and 8 bank holidays. There is also an option to buy up to 10 days additional leave.
The council offers an excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with employee and employer contributions based on salary grades and other benefits including:
- Index linked pension
- Option to convert your pension for tax-free cash when you retire
- Retirement on the grounds of ill-health at any age.
The council also offers a wide range of flexible working options to fit in around your commitments including:
- Reduced hours working
- Job share
- Term time only
Other benefits include:
- Discounted city parking at a number of sites with reduced charges for blue badge holders
- Annual Travel Card Scheme
- Salary Sacrifice scheme for cars, with a wide range of 'green' vehicles, cycles and associated equipment and personal IT equipment
- Access to a large range of discounts and offers from top brands including Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys and Cineworld via the council’s ‘Our Rewards’ portal
- Corporate membership rates at the council owned WV Active leisure facilities
- Great rates on ethical savings and loans through Wolverhampton Credit Union
- Access to free, confidential and independent support through the council’s Employee Assistance Programme