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Dudley Council is committed to making sure local people receive the best possible public services. We are here to serve the people of Dudley and work as efficiently as we can to improve the quality of life for everyone.

mindful employer logodisability confident employer logoWe are incredibly proud of our council and the borough it serves; it’s a unique and very special place.  We know that if you come and join us at the authority you’ll receive a warm welcome, work with some very loyal and committed colleagues and contribute positively to making life better for our residents, businesses and visitors.

As an organisation we are responsible for spending local people’s money to provide essential services. We fully recognise the seriousness of these obligations. Only by being a truly local council can we fulfil these commitments.

About us

Our ambition

To make Dudley Council amongst the best local authorities in Britain; one we can all be proud of.

A council that:

  • regularly punches its weight as one of the largest local authorities in Britain
  • is at the forefront of new ideas and is one of the most innovative local authorities in Britain
  • has a solid reputation for delivering excellence for the people it serves

A borough of opportunity, where our young people will be able to compete for jobs in a wider and increasingly competitive global economy.

Our vision

We are renowned for providing excellent public services.

There is a tremendous amount of talent within the council and we are confident that we can achieve our goals and put the borough of Dudley in its rightful place - firmly on the national map of local authority excellence.

As Dudley Council, we are committed to:

  • listening to what local people say
  • responding to what local people tell us
  • being accountable for our performance
  • providing value for money

Our local priorities

We have identified seven local priorities, each underpinned by objectives in the Council Plan:

Young people 

  • Giving every child the best start in life, a borough where young people are able to achieve, and fulfil their potential.

Regeneration, skills and employment

  • Enable all young people and adults to maximise their capabilities, a borough that will focus on creating an environment that supports businesses and attracts new industries to provide apprenticeships and jobs for local people.

Tackling crime, fear of crime and anti social behaviour

  • Local business and residents have safety and security, a borough where people are safe, and feel safe enjoying a sense of freedom from crime and antisocial behaviour.

Caring for the elderly and vulnerable

  • Ensure people live their lives with dignity and respect, a borough where the elderly and vulnerable have fair access to services which supports independence and quality of life.

Health and wellbeing

  • Strengthen the role and impact of ill health prevention, a borough where people enjoy good health, wellbeing and are supported to make healthy choices for a more active lifestyle.

Cleaner, greener and environmentally friendly

  • Create and develop healthy and sustainable places and communities, a borough where people care for a natural built environment that is attractive, healthy and safe; and live in homes suitable to their needs and wishes.

People being served better

  • Giving local people customer friendly and responsive services, a borough where people enjoy greater choice and flexibility to access high quality council services.

Community Council

We are committed to being a ‘community council’ and want to encourage better communication with our residents.

In order to develop as your ‘community council,’ we are changing the way we do things.  This includes being open to working with the community and the voluntary sector to establish ways of delivering value for money services.

The Council Plan

The Dudley Council plan outlines our philosophy and sets out the key priorities that shape the services that we provide.  It provides a common purpose, a core around which the wide ranging activities of our directorates and partnerships are linked and support one another to achieve these goals.

Our commitments

Dudley Council is committed to equal opportunities in employment.

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.

Equality & diversity

Disability Confident

All vacancies at Dudley Council display the 'Disability Confident' symbol indicating we are Positive About Disabled People. This demonstrates we are committed to make certain positive contributions regarding the employment, retention, training and development of disabled people.

By displaying this symbol we show, when recruiting, we consider whether the person has the ability to do the job and what reasonable adjustments will need to be made to enable them to do the job.

We guarantee that if disabled candidates meet the person specification they will be offered an interview and considered on their abilities.

We are also committed to providing current disabled employees with the opportunity to develop and use their abilities and to make every effort to make sure that the disabled person stays in their employment.

Further advice for looking for/returning to work:

Mindful employer

As an employer we recognise that in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination.  We are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues are able to talk about mental health.  We are also committed to ensuring that our employees feel safe in disclosing any mental health conditions and confident that they will be properly supported and offered reasonable adjustments when required.


Dudley Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For posts where there is contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults, the job advertisement and person specification will specify that a check is a requirement.

All applications and successful job offers are subject to a number of pre-employment checks