A great place to learn, progress your career and make a difference

October 2022 LGA Peer Review

'Very impressive council'

Great career opportunities

Award winning council

93.5% of staff recommend

introducing south staffordshire district

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.

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Training and Career Development

Training and Career Development

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Making a difference to our communities

Volunteering

our culture and values documentation
Why work for us? Our culture & values

Our Culture and Values

Benefits

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.

Work for an award winning council

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.

Salary sacrifice

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.

Paycare

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.

Employee assistance

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.

Childcare vouchers

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.

Employee Benefits Scheme

Vivup our exciting employee benefits scheme

Community Hub

Our brand new community hub

  • All
  • Ground Floor
  • Working Areas
  • Team Pods
Community hub in morning light

Community Hub

Our Community Hub / Front of The Council Office

Reception Area of the Community Hub

Community Hub Reception Area

Our reception area is located on the Ground Floor

canteen seating area

The Hub Café

Mrs B's Catering Services located on the Ground Floor

office working area workstations and seating

Office Work Area

office working area workstations and seating

office working area workstations and seating

Office Work Area

office working area workstations and seating

office working area workstations and seating

Office Work Area

office working area workstations and seating

communal area

Team Collaboration area

Designated areas for working in isolation or collaborating as a team

dedicated seating for team collaboration or isolated working

Team Pod

Designated areas for working in isolation or collaborating as a team.

Meeting Pod

Seating located on the 1st floor of the Community Hub

Contact

Contact Us

Our Address

Council Offices, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, WV8 1PX

Email Us

jobs@sstaffs.gov.uk

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