Telford & Wrekin Council is combining resources with our residents, partners and local organisations to deliver the best we can for our area.
As a member of the pioneering Co-operative Councils Network, we aim to:
- bring together and improve services
- involve local people and employees more in planning and running services
- encourage people to do more to help their own communities
We serve a population of 170,000 people and our population is younger than the national average. Our borough is predicted to grow in the next 13 years adding nearly another 30,000 people. We are investing in growth in the borough and this presents an opportunity to attract new businesses – Our Southwater Development reflects some of our aspirations and regeneration.
We deliver a diverse range of services to all our communities and we are constantly aiming to improve the quality of these. To do this we want to recruit enthusiastic individuals who are determined to succeed in their careers, to help us to achieve and maintain our goals and high standards.
Benefits for employees
We offer a selection of benefits to our employees. Take a look below at some of the benefits that you can expect from working for us.
Training and development
We are committed to the training and personal development of our staff and we offer a training and development programme to help those who want to develop or update their skills.
We offer new ways of working to meet the demands of employees who want to achieve a better balance between their work and their other priorities (including caring for children or elderly parents, gaining further education and qualifications or pursuing leisure activities).
We employ both full and part-time staff. We also have flexible working hours, which allow us to provide the best customer service possible.
Full-time staff are entitled to 23 days' annual leave, which then rises to 28 days after five years' continuous service in local government. The annual leave year runs from the first day of employment for all employees.
All of our jobs are given the yearly salary on the job description.
Local Government Pension Scheme
Any new employee may choose to pay into the Shropshire Pension Fund as long as they are aged 16 or over. We deduct monthly contributions direct from salary.
What skills does the council look for in its staff?
Specific skills or experience may be required for certain jobs, but the council also looks for more general skills such as:
- excellent customer service skills
- effective communication skills
- commitment, enthusiasm and flexibility
- some knowledge of local government
- willingness to provide a service to the public
- sensitivity to diversity issues
- research skills
- organisational skills
- creativity and innovative thinking