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, volunteers, 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 record clearance (where applicable), qualifications, membership of Regulated Bodies (where specified as a requirement of the role) and proof of eligibility to live and work in the UK.
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 and locally agreed 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.
The Local Government Pension Scheme is a nationwide scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward packages for employees. Benefits built up from 1st April 2014 will be based on a career average scheme. For further information visit the West Midlands pension fund website www.wmpfonline.com
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.
The council offers a range of staff care initiatives to safeguard the physical and mental wellbeing 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 service is available on managerial referral plus a range of stress management training.
Dudley Council operates an Agile Working Policy that determines your place of work according to the needs of the service and the nature of your role. You can be required to work at any work location within the Dudley Borough at an appropriate workplace as directed by line management.
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.
Entitlement to sick pay is in accordance with national conditions of service.
Use of private vehicle
There are set provisions regarding reimbursement for use of your own vehicle for purposes of employment.
Loans will be granted only to employees with an official mileage exceeding 2000 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 regular checks of this documentation will take place.
Where relocation is applicable and has been identified as available in the recruitment advertisement the council contribute towards removal expenses, legal fees, estate agent costs, lodging and incidental expenses, subject to conditions