#BeTheDifference

Excellent people, working together to deliver brighter futures.

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We are working to deliver and make a difference for our residents.

We need great people with compassion and energy who are ready to work with us to deliver the best for residents and communities in Wirral.

Do you want to be part of our journey and join our dedicated teams?

Apply now. Be the difference

About Wirral

Wirral is a unique place, home to a growing population of over 320,000 people and over 8,000 businesses. Our stunning peninsula, extends to 60 square miles, and boasts 25 miles of scenic coastline.

Living in Wirral means you’ll be spoilt for choice. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, packed full of spectacular scenery, with a rich mixture of culture, heritage and picturesque cottages. Our environment, our parks and our leisure and cultural offer are among the best in the UK. It offers cutting edge technology and executive living along the banks of the River Mersey, overlooking one of the most awe-inspiring views anywhere in the world in the famous Liverpool skyline.

We’re a stones throw away from the thriving cities of Liverpool and historic Chester.

To find out more, visit: www.visitWirral.com

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Our Vision

As a council we work together to keep on making Wirral a place we can all be proud of.

Wirral is thriving and constantly changing. We have completely rewritten who we are as an organisation. It’s an exciting time for our borough as we progress new plans and developments.

Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents.

Our priorities are developed based on what our residents have told us they want and need. In response we’re working to:

  • Build a prosperous and inclusive economy for residents and businesses
  • Create a sustainable environment and lead the way on tackling climate change
  • Provide safe and pleasant communities
  • Support residents to lead active and healthy lives
  • Provide brighter futures for our children, young people and their families.

The Wirral Council Plan provides more information on our goals and objectives. They are a commitment to local people, a specific and clear set of priorities we will achieve together over the next five years.

View our structure chart.

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Working in Wirral

We’re looking for driven, talented and ambitious individuals to join our team to help us keep on making a positive difference for our communities.

We are here to deliver the very best for our residents. This is at the heart of everything we do.

Regardless of what department or service people work in, we are ‘one council’, and work together to be the difference.

We support our people. We develop and invest in our people. We know that together, we can achieve the best for our community.

We value people with different perspectives, backgrounds and ideas – we know what is important to us. We have shared values that are at the heart of our work across all teams. Developed by and for our workforce.

Our values

We will be customer focussed
We will be accountable
We will be ambitious
We will be professional

Excellent people, working together to deliver brighter futures.

Want to join our council? What can you bring to Wirral? Take a look at our current vacancies.

What our staff say:

"Each day is different, I love a challenge and as a Support Officer I have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of areas. As we are integrated with Wirral CCG as Wirral Health and Care Commissioning we have the opportunity to make a difference to our people’s health and social care needs."

Des Goaten

Commissioning Support Officer

"The roles within my department are very customer focused, and with that comes a very high level of accountability. My colleagues deal with all kinds of situations daily: they all manage what can be very demanding or sensitive issues with excellent diplomacy and professionalism."

Lian Challis

Contract Support Officer

"I’m currently working on a variety of projects, which is brilliant as no two days are the same. My most favourite part is the ability to actually lead on projects and create real change in order to improve a system or a process, improving that users experience…..Our values are an important part of our culture and I believe that they should feed into everything that we do on a daily basis."

Melissa Berry

Graduate

"The work I have been doing around #BETHEDIFFERENCE and our well-being programme have been well received by colleagues. I hope that the work I do plays some part in colleagues enjoying coming to work, putting them in the best position to #BETHEDIFFERENCE for the children, young people and families we serve."

Anna Jones

Performance Improvement Manager

"It’s great to be part of a high performing, multi-disciplinary team with a strong commitment to placemaking and a desire to see our towns and neighbourhoods be the best they can be. The scale and ambition of the council’s regeneration proposals for Wirral is breath-taking and it’s exciting to be part of the conversation about how we deliver them."

Kate Pierce

Economic Development Lead

"What excites me most is the Council’s ambition and their willingness to invest in regeneration. People are talking about a once in a generation opportunity to achieve something of real quality for local communities."

Sally Shah

Assistant Director, Regeneration Team

"Just over two years ago I joined a team that is tasked with developing an inclusive, sustainable and thriving Wirral economy that performs for its residents and businesses. During this time I’ve been developed, enabled and empowered to work on new initiatives and major projects that make a real difference. It’s a pleasure to be part of a team that is dedicated, dynamic and focused on delivering for the people of Wirral."

Ben Lavell

Economic Development Lead

Why work for Wirral?

As an employer, we are committed to creating a positive, supportive environment for all our staff. We offer an outstanding range of benefits including competitive salaries, family-friendly employment initiatives and a generous annual leave entitlement.

  • Generous Leave

    We offer a generous annual leave allowance of 27 days per year, plus 8 days public holidays. This increases to 32 days plus public holidays after 5 years’ service. This is in addition to a standard 36 hour working week, a flexi-time scheme and a range of other policies to support flexibility.

  • Agile working

    WorkSmart is Wirral Council’s agile working programme which uses digital technology to empower staff to work in a more flexible way, be more responsive to the needs of residents and achieve a greater work-life balance.

    WorkSmart means focusing on outcomes rather than tasks. Our aim is to deliver positive outcomes for residents. Many staff are no longer restricted to a single desk, or even office, and do business from anywhere and at anytime in a way that best meets the needs of the council using digital tools like Microsoft Teams to connect with colleagues.

  • Our learning culture

    We develop and invest in our people. Our employees career aspirations are important to us. We want to know what matters to them. We want to know how we can help them in the next step on their journey. We encourage learning in the flow of work, we know that collaborative learning works really well here. Most importantly, we strive for a person led learning culture. Our people are supported by their managers in their learning and backed by the organisation.

  • Pension Scheme

    Employees have the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), which is a tax approved occupational pension scheme. Benefits are based on the length of your membership and final salary. As a statutory funded pension scheme covered by legislation, it offers greater security than other pensions.

  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)

    This is an independently managed free and confidential service for employees and their families which is available 24hrs a day/7days a week. The programme provides expert advice and counselling in areas such as finances, family and personal problems, work issues, health-related problems, childcare and consumer rights.

  • Occupational health support

    We have an excellent occupational health service to protect and support the health and welfare of our staff within their roles at the council. The service supports line managers and employees by providing advice, guidance and support in relation to employee fitness and suitability, wellbeing linked to illness or health conditions and supporting return to work.

  • Corporate Invigor8

    Use of the council's leisure centres is offered at a discounted rate for all Wirral Council employees. This includes access to six swimming pools and seven fitness suites across the borough

  • Motorcycle and bicycle loan scheme

    Employees have the opportunity to take out an interest free loan to purchase a Motorcycle or pedal cycle.

  • Annual Travel Pass Loan

    Loans are available to staff who travel on the Wirral using public transport.

  • Staff benefits scheme

    Wirral Council has a rewards and benefits package for employees. It is free to join and offers a range of discounts in over 7,000 outlets on shopping, dining out, theatre, cinema, experiences and much more. Current schemes offer the opportunity to purchase technology, cars, phones and bicycles.

  • Volunteering scheme

    The Council values the importance of volunteering within the community. To support this employees can take up to 2 days a year to volunteer their help, time and support to make a difference to their local community. Volunteering promotes the development of skills, knowledge, experience and resources and adds personal value to fulfilling activities both for the community and employees.