WMJobs, in collaboration with the councils in the West Midlands, has created a local government career guide. This is fantastic new resource for those who are looking to begin, progress, or take their career in local government in a new direction.
Our Local Government Career Guide contains general information on the sector, the great benefits and showcases 21 people who work in a range of roles within our region's councils.
Working in local government is more exciting than you might imagine, has more variety than you think and more freedom to reach your potential than you ever thought possible.
If you want a career with purpose you’ve come to the right place. Our jobs are meaningful and make a difference.
From planners to park rangers, solicitors to social workers, lawyers to leisure managers, collectively we look after our quality of life; our health, our education, our homes, our streets, and so much more.
We’re here for everyone in our communities at all stages of life; from registering a birth, helping a care leaver find their feet, supporting a family in housing need, and improving our health and wellbeing through our planning, parks, and leisure services.
Over a hundred thousand people have chosen to work in local government in this region alone, within thirty-three different councils, ranging from the biggest council in the UK with tens of thousands of staff, to the smallest district council with just a few hundred employees.
We offer flexible hours, plenty of ongoing training and development, great teamwork, and supportive management. That’s on top of competitive pay and pension and a generous leave allowance. You’ll find work-life balance is recognised, and your mental health and wellbeing matters to us.
Whether you are highly organised, great with numbers, love to be outside, want to care for people... whatever your skills and passions, we want to hear from you.
Make local government your chosen career.
Please click here to read our Local Government Career Guide today!