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Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council
Shared Service Centre
Wedgwood Building
Tipping Street
Stafford
ST16 2DH

Tel (Non-schools): 01785 276113
Email: jobs@staffordshire.gov.uk
Web: www.staffordshire.gov.uk

Working for us

Staffordshire County Council serves a population of 850,000 people, delivering a wide range of vital services to all the communities that make up our county - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are at the heart of daily life, providing services that touch everyone - from the flow of traffic on the county's roads to the quality of our schools, from officiating at marriages to supporting vulnerable people in their own homes.

We are the county's largest employer with a large and diverse team equipped with a wide variety of individual skills and abilities. Everyone, whatever their role, contributes to the Council’s work and we are actively committed to equality and diversity, ensuring that employment and services are fully accessible to all.

For a potential employee, there are hundreds of different career options on offer and you will find we are dedicated to your development and individual success within our team framework. We want you to achieve all you are capable of while enjoying a good work/life balance. People really are the heart of our organisation - they are the ones who make all the difference.

We never forget that the focus of our activities are the communities of Staffordshire. We are currently undergoing an exciting organisational transformation journey to modernise the way we work, and to ensure that we are efficiently and effectively delivering first-class services within a changing county.

For more information about working for Staffordshire County Council Click Here

Entrust is a joint venture between Staffordshire County Council and Capita, combining the knowledge and experience of the public sector with the commercial acumen and buying power of the private sector. We offer a unique opportunity – helping education establishments provide the highest possible standard of learning while staying within challenging budget constraints www.entrust-ed.co.uk

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When searching for jobs below please note the following:

Entrust Support Services = Independent employer of schools support service staff

Staffordshire County Council = Staffordshire County Council roles

Staffordshire Education = Staffordshire schools/academy roles

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How to apply

Making an application

The completed application form must demonstrate that you meet all the essential criteria. To ensure we treat all applicants fairly, we do not make assumptions about you; we only look at what you tell us about yourself in the application form.

Please ensure that you complete all parts of the application form and that the job information that you supply is clear, precise and aimed at the job you are applying for.

Please ensure that you submit your application form by the closing date. Please note that applications cannot be accepted once shortlisting for the vacancy has begun.

After the closing date, shortlisting will be conducted. If you do not hear from us within 28 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Keep free any interview date you are given as it is not normally possible to re-arrange an interview.

Should you require any additional help on completing our application form, please contact the Resourcing Team.

All parts of our recruitment pack (application form, job description, person specification or guidance notes) are available in alternative formats on request.

Additional information on the County Council and its services can be obtained from our web site on www.staffordshire.gov.uk

General hints and tips

Remember you will be selected for interview on the basis of your application form and supporting information. It is therefore essential that you read the job description and person specification very carefully, and match your information to it.

At the short listing stage we look for evidence within your application of how you meet the criteria laid out in the job description and person specification. When writing your supporting statement please consider how your experience gives evidence towards you fulfilling the elements within the person specification: we require more than just a chronology of your work experience. If you do not show how you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification we cannot shortlist you for interview.

When completing your application form, remember to include any relevant experience you have gained, whether from the voluntary sector, school, work experience or other personal experiences. Remember relevant experience can be gained from a variety of places.

You will be judged on the quality of your application. This includes your presentation skills, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Read your application thoroughly before submitting it to ensure it is of the highest possible standard.

Please note that applications from internal candidates will be treated in exactly the same way as those from external candidates. Therefore, if you are an internal candidate, please ensure that you include all relevant information within your application form; this is the only information that will be considered when shortlisting.

Learning & Development

Apprenticeships

Staffordshire County Council is committed to supporting apprenticeships. We have offered them in areas such as administration, information technology, customer service as well as learning and development.

For further information on our apprenticeships, please go to click here

Work experience opportunities

We are able to offer work experience placements across a wide range of areas - from administration and catering, teaching and social work, human resources and information technology, engineering and finance to name just a few.

For more information about our work experience placements, please go click here

The Staffordshire Partnership website also has more information on work experience opportunities in the county.

http://www.staffpart.org.uk/

http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/jobs/workexperience/home.aspx

 

Benefits & Rewards

Working for us brings a total reward package that includes: fair and equal pay, flexible working, generous annual leave, contributory pension, along with leisure time benefits.

For more information on our benefits and rewards, please go to www.staffordshire.gov.uk/jobs/workinghere/rewardsbenefits/home.aspx

We also offer a range of benefits to enable you to balance the demands of life and work.

 

Equality & Diversity

Equal Treatment

All of our employees have the right to be treated with respect and we are developing a culture which is positive and progressive and where difference is valued. We are creating an awareness and understanding of equality across our organisation by ensuring that training and development is an integral part of every employee's individual personal development.

We believe that equality is the responsibility of all employees and everyone can influence how equality is achieved within the County Council. We actively encourage the development of employee forums, so that we can work together to improve the way we do things.

We recognise that to understand the needs of the communities we serve and to provide first-class relevant services, our organisation needs to reflect the diversity of our county in our workforce. We are continually striving to achieve this aim and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For further information visit our equality and diversity pages please click here

Information in alternative formats

All of our recruitment information is available in other formats on request. If you need a copy of this information in large print, another language or on cassette, please ask us.

Positive about disabled people

We are proud to display the 'two ticks' symbol, which demonstrates our commitment to the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities.

Reasonable adjustments

We will make reasonable adjustments to all stages of the recruitment process and to our jobs in order to make them more accessible to applicants who have a disability. If you need us to make any adjustments (for example, to provide information in large print or to use a signer at interview) please ask us.

Staffordshire County Council is committed to ensuring that job opportunities are suitable for people with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. From December 6th 2006, local authorities have specific duties to be "proactive in promoting equality for disabled people." This is known as the Disability Equality Duty. As part of that responsibility, the Council works with the Jobcentre Plus Access to Work scheme to ensure disabled employees have access to reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

Interview Guarantee Scheme

As part of our commitment to the 'two ticks' symbol, if you are a disabled applicant you are guaranteed an interview, provided that you meet the essential criteria of the job advertised. This will be outlined in the person specification for the post.

Equalities issues

We take equality of opportunity seriously. If you have any reason to believe that your application has not been dealt with in a fair and equitable manner, please contact the Resourcing Team.

Tel: 01785 276113
Email: jobs@staffordshire.gov.uk
www.staffordshire.gov.uk/jobs/workinghere/EqualTreatment

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