Benefits of working for us
As part of our ongoing commitment to make Walsall Council an excellent employer, it is 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 have a wide variety of options available to them and as well as support and advice when needed.
We offer a number of flexible working options depending on the role such as part-time, voluntary reduced time, job share, term time, flexi time and home working. We also operate a career break scheme.
We offer a minimum of 24 days leave per year (pro rata for part-time workers) which rises as your time with the council increases. This is in addition to 9 concessionary days per year.
You have the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme. A career average scheme with over 267,000 members and 400 scheme employers.
We actively promote training and development opportunities to all our employees to help them progress and gain new skills.
We have a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff 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. 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.
As part of our commitment to ensuring staff wellbeing, all staff and their families residing with them have access to an external Employee Assistance Helpline, who can offer advice and counselling on a number of different subjects.
You can expect exposure to challenging and interesting work within a large and complex organisation, and with support mechanisms.
Our Annual Performance Conversation procedure provides an opportunity for our employees to have some dedicated time with their line manager to help ensure that the performance and development of all our employees is managed effectively and fairly.
As a Council, we have introduced a behavioural framework, shown below 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 and Ethical.
It is important that as an organisation, we have a happy and supported workforce and that we recognise and acknowledge the work and positive contribution all our staff 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 many more people to come and work for Walsall.
Behavioural FrameworkDownload PDF (509.57 KB)
Workforce Strategy 2023 - 2026Download PDF (1.47 MB)