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Terms and conditions

General information for applicants

The information provides a summary of the terms and conditions of employment.  Further information is available on request.

Equality and diversity

Dudley Council has an equality and diversity policy which aims to eliminate unlawful discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and promote good relations between people of diverse backgrounds. The council aims to ensure that no job applicants, employees, residents or service users receive less favourable treatment on any grounds which cannot be shown to be justified.


All job offers are subject to receipt of satisfactory medical clearance, references, Criminal Records Bureau clearance where applicable (including spent and unspent convictions), qualifications and proof of eligibility to live and work in the UK.

Probationary period

New appointments to local government are subject to a six month probationary period.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions of employment are determined by the national conditions of service.

Leave and special leave

The council operates a range of leave options to support employees in their delivery of a professional service whilst balancing their personal needs.

Pension provision

The award winning West Midlands Local Government Pension Scheme is a final salary scheme providing a guaranteed pension based on your final pay and length of membership of the scheme.

Commitment to learning and development

The council supports a wide range of learning and development opportunities, including: in-house, external, post-qualifying, professional, vocational and management development training; positive action programmes; secondment opportunities; mentoring and a commitment to continuous professional development.

Staff care

The council offers a range of staff care initiatives to safeguard the physical and mental health of its employees. All staff have regular supervision with their manager and an annual performance review and development interview. A confidential counselling service (BACP approved) and a mediation scheme is available on managerial referral plus a range of stress management training.

Flexible working

A variety of flexible working initiatives are available including part-time working, job sharing and temporary contracts. Flexi-time is available where the requirements of the service permit.

Trade Union membership

All employees are entitled to join a Trade Union. The council recognises and works positively with trade unions.

Sickness pay

Entitlement to sick pay is in accordance with national conditions of service.

Car allowances

There are set provisions regarding car allowances for use of your own vehicle for purposes of employment.

Loans will be granted only to employees who receive either an essential user allowance or a casual user allowance with an official mileage exceeding 1200 miles a year at the time of application.

Driving Licence will be subject to checking with the DVLA. It is a council requirement to have business use car insurance and a valid MOT certificate (if applicable) and to produce evidence manually.

Relocation expenses

Where relocation is applicable and has been identified as available in the recruitment advertisement the council will contribute towards removal expenses, legal fees, estate agents costs, lodging and incidental expenses, subject to conditions.