Stafford Borough Council
Stafford Borough Council
Tel: 01785 619000
About Stafford Borough Council
Stafford Borough Council is a small authority with big ambitions.
We are modernising services and delivering better value for money for our 131,000 residents. We are recognised as a regional beacon of excellence and that is largely down to our staff.
Working for us is not just any job you will be playing a part in serving the whole community. Being a small authority also means we are very much one team: a team that is dynamic, innovative, supportive and flexible and where everyone’s contribution is valued.
Whether you are looking for full or part-time work in a professional, technical or manual field, an opportunity to make a real contribution, a change of direction, or if you are just starting out in your working life, we may well have a job that suits you.
Visit www.staffordbc.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers for more information.
How to Apply
Our on-line application form is only available from the Stafford Borough Council website at: www.staffordbc.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers.
Here, you’ll also find guidance to help you complete your application and information about our terms and conditions of employment. After registering with our site you can fill out an application either in stages or in just one go before submitting in time for the closing date. Anything you add will also remain in your account, so on another occasion if there is a post that you are interested in, you will not have to start the application from scratch.
Of course, if a hard copy application is preferred, please contact the HR Services team on 01785 619655 or email email@example.com.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s.
Learning & Development
Stafford Borough Council uses a combination of approaches and techniques to encourage and develop individual learning and growth.
From the very start you will receive a warm welcome through an induction which will give you the opportunity to go through your role and responsibilities, terms of employment, learn about some of our key policies and procedures as well as provide you with some practical information to make the transition into your new role as smooth and effective as possible.
At Stafford Borough Council we recognise that one approach does not fit all. Performance Development Reviews are completed on a regular basis to assess an individual's performance and development needs. Coaching and mentoring is used to develop individual skills, knowledge and confidence while e-learning is used to support personal responsibility and a blended approach to learning.
In addition, a welcome day is held with the Chief Executive for all new recruits, we support professional memberships and invest in Management Development initiatives to develop current, new and potential managers for the future. We believe in 'on the job’ learning and encourage our staff to complete NVQs which provide a practical and flexible approach to learning that meets both individual and business objectives.
We also encourage individuals to put forward their ideas and challenge existing practices where there’s scope for improvement.
Benefits & Rewards
We have introduced a range of benefits, which have been designed to make Stafford Borough Council a positive, supportive and enjoyable place to work.
- A friendly, supportive and positive working environment
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Minimum of 23.5 days holiday entitlement excluding bank holidays
- Flexible working scheme (where applicable to the post)
- Maternity pay above the statutory minimum
- Training and development opportunities
- Excellent occupational sick pay scheme
- Positive working relationships with trade unions
- Childcare voucher scheme to aid parents with their childcare costs
- Cycle to work scheme (providing tax free bikes to employees)
- Paycare (a health care scheme which allows you to recover some of your healthcare costs)
- Reduced membership for the gym/fitness/swimming facilities at any of our leisure centres
Equality & Diversity
We are committed to a working environment where everyone is valued without prejudice. We value diversity and equality of opportunity for all existing and potential employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, or age.
From a recruitment perspective we have committed to:
Shortlisting using the application form only. The monitoring form that includes all the personal information does not form part of any shortlisting process. In this way all decisions relating to recruitment are made on a purely objective basis relating to skills, ability and experience.
Any tests conducted are designed to be non-discriminatory, and relate purely to the demands of the job.
The Disability Two Ticks scheme which we have supported for more than a decade.
We have also signed up to the more recent Disability Confidence Employer scheme and ensure that any disabled candidate meeting the essential criteria is guaranteed an interview.
Local Veteran’s making the first transition from military to civilian employment are also guaranteed an interview where the essential criteria is met.
We have signed up to the Mindful Employer Charter.