October 2022 LGA Peer Review
'Very impressive council'
Great career opportunities
Award winning council
93.5% of staff recommend
Climate Change Commitment
There is a Climate Emergency, and our strategy sets out our targets in the following areas - raising awareness, strategic planning responsibilities, influencing partners and our own operations.
We plan to be zero carbon by 2050, but hope to reach that sooner. Since reporting in 2010 we have reduced our carbon footprint by 37%.
Our waste and recycling ranks in the top third of Councils in England for recycling performance. Half a tonne of waste per household per year is produced, which is below the national average. All our waste and recycling go to local facilities, either in South Staffordshire, or just over the border in Walsall, and around 11,000 tonnes of recycling is collected each year, the vast majority being processed in the UK, which helps to reduce our environmental impact.
The Perks working for South Staffordshire Council
Positive inclusive leadership culture
Our values centre on positive relationships. In our September 2022 survey, 93.5% of respondents said they would recommend us as a place to work, 81% said they felt valued.
Hybrid working - including home working
Subject to job role, many employees combine time at the office with home working. We provide a laptop and range of support so you can access the technology you need.
Flexible working patterns
Not a 9-5 employer!
We pride ourselves in our flexibility and subject to job role, you may be able to work your hours flexibly and across a seven-day week if you wish.
Great career development support
We fund qualifications and CPD to support your career and professional development. Every year we run an annual talent programme and we have a regular staff training programme.
iese Awards Gold Winner 2022 - UK COUNCIL OF THE YEAR 2022
Annual pay awards
Every year there is an annual pay award that is determined nationally.
Being introduced in 2023, schemes include: car lease, cycle to work, home electronics and lots more. You can buy a product and spread the cost through monthly payroll. Salary deduction is on your gross salary which means even more savings.
Community Hub facilities
Our offices have recently been refurbished to create a collaboration hub for our employees, customers, partners, and tenants. Modern meeting spaces, Kitchen and shower facilities, On-site café, Free car parking, On-site nursery to support your childcare, On-site library
Refer a Friend pilot scheme
If you recommend the council as an employer and this results in the council appointing the person, you will receive £50.
Flexi time scheme
Subject to job role, you may be able to join our flexi scheme, enabling you to accrue up to an additional two days leave per month.
Starting from just £6.06 per person per month, a Paycare plan is a simple and easy way of reclaiming the cost of your everyday healthcare, including optical, dental, physiotherapy etc.
We offer access to free employee assistance services including occupational health, counselling, and physiotherapy. We also offer a free flu vaccination every winter.
Up to 29 days annual leave, 10 bank holidays and a week off at Christmas
Minimum leave entitlement starts with 24 days (25 after the 1.4.23), rising to 29 days after 5 years. Senior staff contact HR for details about leave entitlement.
LGPS pension scheme
One of the largest pension schemes in the UK. The LGPS provides you with a secure and guaranteed income every year when you stop working. It also includes valuable life cover and ill health benefits to provide added financial security for you and your family.
Buying of annual leave scheme
You can buy up to an additional 10 days leave per year.
Payment of professional membership fee
If you belong to a professional body, we pay up to one fee per year.
An online wellbeing resource hub
We take your wellbeing seriously and provide a range of resources, you can access in work time to support your physical and mental health.
For every £8 you pay in, the government will add in an extra £2 up to a maximum of £2,000 per child per year.
We help you give back to our communities
We provide you with two days paid leave a year for volunteering.
Vivup our exciting employee benefits scheme
Our brand new community hub
- Ground Floor
- Working Areas
- Team Pods
Council Offices, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, WV8 1PX