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Assistant Mayor’s Chauffeur, Attendant and Macebearer

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Civic Suite, Council House, Solihull
£24,702 - £27,334 pro rata
Closing date
22 Nov 2023

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Hours: Casual (Zero Hours) Contract

£12.80 - £14.17 per hour (equivalent to £24,702 to £27,334 pro rata per annum dependent upon experience)

We’re have an opportunity for an Assistant Chauffeur to join our Civic Office team, working on a casual, zero hours contract.

During their year in office, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Solihull attend around 600 engagements. From Solihull, to the wider West Midlands and further afield, you’ll make sure they get there safely.

You will be a member of a small, dedicated team responsible for assisting the Mayors Chauffeur. Duties will include everything from making sure the appropriate insignia is worn, through to receiving guests and announcing their arrival. At certain occasions, you’ll even find yourself acting as Macebearer and MC for an event.

Driving the Mayoral cars calls for early starts, late finishes and working on any day of the week, including weekends and Bank Holidays. It’s a vital role, on which diverse audiences depend.

To qualify, you’ll need a full and valid driving licence, plus experience in a driving or chauffeur role. You’ll be confident driving large vehicles, including a 4 wheel drive and you have the ability to lift and carry the 2.5kg Mace. A uniform allowance will be provided.

Committed to achieving high standards in all you do, you are very organised yet flexible, and able to change plans at short notice. It is your communication skills that really set you apart, whether you are making public announcements or having a professional conversation with Members of Parliament or the Royal Household.

So if you’re ready to take on this rewarding role – and you’re passionate about what the Mayor does for our communities – get in touch today.

For an informal discussion about this fascinating position, please contact Louise Morley on 0121 704 6023.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Interview Date: Tuesday 28 November 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a driving assessment as part of the interview process.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council


Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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0121 704 6000
Council House
Manor Square
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

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