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Benefits of working for us

As part of our ongoing commitment to make Walsall Council an excellent employer, it's important that our workforce achieves a healthy work life balance. We offer a range of employee benefits to suit each individual’s lifestyles. Our valued workforce has a wide variety of options available, and support and advice when needed.

We offer a number of flexible working options depending on the role. They include:

  • part time
  • job share
  • term time
  • flexi time
  • hybrid working

We also operate a career break scheme and extended carers' leave.

Our Ways of Working Policy supports our flexible approach. It enables employees to work flexibly based on customer and service needs.

We offer a minimum of 25 days leave per year (pro rata for part-time employees) which increases with continuous service with the council. This is in addition to 9 bank holiday/concessionary days per year.

You have the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

This is a career average scheme with over 267,000 members and 400 scheme employers.

We actively promote learning and development opportunities to all our employees. This enables them to develop and grow, and provides the opportunity for individuals to thrive at work and progress through the organisation.

We have a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our employees and our customers. We aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the community we serve.

Working for Walsall Council gives you the opportunity to make a difference, and to better the lives of the people of this exciting borough.

From social workers to regeneration officers, we all have the same commitment to making a difference.

You can expect exposure to challenging and interesting work within a large and complex organisation.

As part of our commitment to wellbeing, all employees and their families living with them have access to an external Employee Assistance Programme. This offers:

  • confidential counselling support for any personal, work or family-related issues
  • independent and impartial advice and information on a range of different matters

It's available by phone and online web portal 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We also have a range of workplace champions, including:

  • mental health first aiders
  • domestic abuse champions
  • menopause champions
  • equality champions

All employees have regular supervision. Our Annual Performance Conversation provides an opportunity to have some dedicated time with your manager to review wellbeing, performance and development support.

As a council, we have introduced a behavioural framework for the behaviours and attitudes required to support our future corporate plan. 

Walsall Council’s values run through everything we do:

  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Ethical

It is important that, as an organisation, we have a happy and supported workforce. We recognise and acknowledge the work and positive contribution all our employees make. We want to ensure Walsall Council is the family-friendly employer of choice we aspire to be and that our range of benefits reflect this, inspiring more people to come and work for Walsall.

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You can download a copy of our Workforce Strategy 2023 - 2026.

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