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Telford & Wrekin Council

Telford & Wrekin Council
Addenbrooke House
Ironmaster Way
Telford  
TF3 4NT

Tel (Non-schools): 01952 380000
Email: jobs@telford.gov.uk
Web: www.telford.gov.uk

Working For Us

Telford and 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 South Water 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.

Want to work in Education?  To view all Education based roles then simply change the search option below to Telford and Wrekin Education.

How to Apply

To apply for a position within Telford & Wrekin you must complete the online application form and submit against each job you are interested in. Please note it is Telford & Wrekin’s policy not to accept CV’s.

Please make sure you read the supporting documentation attached to the post i.e. person specification and job description before applying for the role. Your completed application form must demonstrate that you meet all the essential criteria. When applying for a position please take into account the skills and key requirements of the role and write your supporting statement accordingly.

Please ensure that you submit your application form by the closing date.

If you need any support in completing your application form please do not hesitate to contact us on 01952 383601 and we will endeavour to put in the relevant support for you.

Learning & Development

Telford & Wrekin Council is committed to learning and development to help to achieve a capable, skilled and confident workforce.  We are striving to become a learning organisation where people are continually learning from every day experiences together.  This will help to ensure that we support our employees to strive to deliver high-quality services. Learning is supported by the corporate learning programme that is provided Council wide to meet our priorities, goals and values.

Learning and development opportunities at Telford & Wrekin can take the form of planned training days, informal learning, e-learning, or simply shadowing experienced colleagues to learn skills from them.

Discussions around the learning and development requirements of employees take place either during one to ones with managers, supervision sessions, or on an ad hoc basis when either party wishes to share their thoughts and aspirations with each other.

We are committed to providing work experience opportunities to enhance people’s chances of gaining skills and qualifications through:

Apprenticeships

Telford & Wrekin Council is supporting apprenticeships in many service areas and is expanding the range of jobs available. For further information on our apprenticeships please contact People Services

Volunteering

People can apply to volunteer to work in Council services and we are committed to raising awareness and promoting different opportunities that are available. Information on volunteering opportunities is on www.telford.gov.uk

We support our employees who wish to volunteer in the local community

Benefits & Rewards

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we value our employees. That’s why we have a number of initiatives and policies in place to help them balance their home and working lives.

Some of these include:

  • Family-friendly policies (e.g. for those with dependants)
  • Flexi-working (e.g. change your working pattern, buy extra holiday, remote working.)
  • Job sharing
  • Career break scheme
  • Essential car user allowance (for certain posts)
  • Membership to Shropshire Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff discounts at a wide range of local companies (e.g. health clubs or restaurants) – Telford has a loyalty card (TLC) to help facilitate staff discounts
  • Occupational health support and counselling service

Please contact People Services on 01952 383601 to find out more.

Equality & Diversity

Telford & Wrekin’s Employment Equality Promise

Telford & Wrekin Council gives an undertaking that all of its employees, and those who apply for employment, will be treated with dignity and respect. The Council will therefore:-

  • Publicise its commitment to equality and diversity to all of its employees and within the community at large.
  • Encourage job applications from all sections of the community.
  • Ensure that its employees receive appropriate training so that they can both understand and actively promote equal opportunity policies. 
  • Ensure that the Council’s existing and future human resources policies and conditions of service are applied consistently and fairly to all employees. .
  • Ensure that medical fitness requirements are determined having regard to the demands of particular posts, are applied fairly and consistently and do not unlawfully discriminate against those with particular medical conditions.
  • Measure the effectiveness of its policies by regular monitoring of both existing employees and of job applicants and the publication of an annual equal opportunity report.
  • Ensure that any allegation of discrimination contrary to the provisions of this promise is thoroughly investigated and that appropriate action is taken.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Under the Council’s agreed Guaranteed Interview Schemes, the following groups will be guaranteed an interview if they meet the essential criteria for a job and tick the appropriate box on the on line application form:

Applicants with a disability

  • The Equality Act 2010 states that the protected characteristic of disability applies to a person who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
  • If you apply for a job with the Council, we must consider your application and measure it against the essential criteria needed for the job.  If you meet this criteria you will be invited to an interview.  If we feel you should not be offered an interview, we will contact you either by letter or telephone and explain the reason why.
  • If you are shortlisted for a post, you will be given the opportunity to tell us about any reasonable adjustments that need to be made during the recruitment process.

 Applicants from a care background

  • The Council recognises that young people making the transition from local authority foster or residential care into independent adult living face particular difficulties and challenges, including an increased risk of social exclusion through issues such as homelessness and unemployment.
  • Research has consistently shown that, in comparison to their non-care peers, care leavers are disadvantaged in terms of their career opportunities. Given the obstacles that care leavers may encounter in making the transition into work, it is important that they receive support to help them bridge the gap into employment.
  • Therefore, the Council will guarantee an interview to those applicants who indicate that they are a care leaver in their on line application form and who meet the essential criteria on the person specification.
  • To take advantage of this scheme, applicants usually need to be under the age of 25 and have been in local authority care for three months or more since the age of 14. Not all care leavers will choose to exercise this right, or want to let other people know about their background – it is a personal decision.
  • Applicants who are not shortlisted will be contacted by letter or telephone to explain the reason why.

Ex-Service Personnel

  • Telford & Wrekin Council has signed an Armed Forces Community Covenant which encourages support for the armed forces community living and working in the Borough.
  • In recognition of the considerable transferable skills that those with an Armed Forces background can bring to the delivery of Council services, we have committed to shortlisting all former Service personnel who meet the essential criteria on the person specification for a post and who indicate they are from a services background in their on line application form.
  • Applicants who are not shortlisted will be contacted by letter or telephone to explain the reason why.

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