#BeTheDifference

Excellent people, working together to promote fairness and opportunity for people and communities.

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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 and #BeTheDifference

About Wirral

Named as one of the happiest places to live in the UK, Wirral is home to a growing population of over 320,000 people and over 8,000 businesses who we serve.

Discover more about the borough and what makes it a great place to live.

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We are Wirral

Your career with us

Here at Wirral Council, we create a brighter future for our residents, communities and businesses.

Being part of Wirral Council means that no matter what service you deliver, you are supported to #BeTheDifference and improve the lives of everyone across the borough.

Take a look here to find out more about the different areas of the council you can join.

Here’s what our Chief Executive, Paul Satoor, has to say about what it means to work for Wirral:

"At Wirral Council our purpose is to work together to promote fairness and opportunity for people and communities. This is not just a strategy slogan but a true part of our DNA and lived experience at Wirral. It’s why we’re here.

Without a doubt, there has been some remarkable changes taking place across our borough over recent years. Together, we have set into action some very ambitious plans for our residents, businesses, communities and organisation, and we are clear that our ambitions can only be achieved through and with our people. A focus of my role is to make sure we have the right conditions, values, ways of working and culture to create an environment for people to thrive and be able to deliver our priorities. As we move forward, we will continue to deliver excellent and diverse services to our residents by embracing new ways of working, developing our workforce, and taking pride in creating a brighter future for our borough.

Throughout the year I visit teams across the council to hear about the work they do. I’ve been inspired meeting people in a wide variety of roles who are committed to and strive to improve the lives of our residents every day. This ethos is what it means to be part of Wirral Council and by joining Wirral you will have the opportunity to and be empowered to #BeTheDifference."

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Our Blog

Our We are Wirral blog also gives you an inside look at what it’s like to be part of Wirral Council and meet the people who make it a great place to work:

Check out our working for Wirral blog

Our People

We know we can only achieve our purpose and vision through and with you, our people. That’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where you are valued and have the right culture and skills to thrive now and in the future.

Here’s how we do this:

Meaningful work
Making sure all our roles have meaning and empowering people to #BeTheDifference.

Great Growth Opportunities
Everyone can access opportunities that support them to learn, grow, develop and progress.

Innovation
Creative and unconventional thinking by our people is actively encouraged and supported.

Positive Work Environment
Flexible, positive and inclusive workplaces where everyone cares, belongs and has a voice.

Great Leadership and Management
Values based and trustworthy leaders who show kindness and compassion, who listen, inspire and empower.

View our Leadership Behaviour Framework

But don’t just take our word for it. Hear what our people have to say about working for Wirral:

"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

Our Values

What's guiding us

At the heart of everything we do are our values. They capture our spirit, ambition, and drive what we do and how we approach things. They influence our choices, behaviours, how we treat others and how we make decisions.

We’re proud of our values and putting them into practice helps create a supportive, inclusive and positive environment.

Accountable
Ambitious
Resident focused
Professional

Valuing You

Employee benefits and recognition

Our employee benefits package is based on what our colleagues told us is important to them and supports our commitment to create a great place to work with the conditions for you to thrive.

  • Generous Leave

    We offer a generous annual leave allowance of 28 days per year, plus 8 days of public holidays. This increases to 33 days plus public holidays after 5 years’ service. Employees also have the option of making use of our additional holiday purchase scheme. This is alongside a 36-hour working week.

  • Flexible working arrangements

    At Wirral we recognise the benefits of flexible working for many of our roles, including greater work life balance, reduced travel time and costs, reduced carbon emissions, increased productivity, and greater job autonomy. Arrangements include our hybrid working and work-life balance policies, and our flexi-time scheme. These give our people a degree of personal choice and flexibility within the working day whilst delivering for our residents.

  • Pension Scheme

    You will have the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme which provides an excellent range of benefits, including a current employer contribution rate of 18.7%. In this flexible scheme you can take your benefits anytime from age 55 to 75 and as well as receiving a pension when you retire, when you join you get immediate life cover and ill-health protection.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

    Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides around-the-clock mental health support to you and your immediate family. Whether it’s personal or professional challenges, our EAP provides a safe, confidential, and free space to talk through it all. This service includes a 24/7 confidential helpline, up to 6 sessions of structured counselling, 24/7 crisis assistance and manager support, in-house legal and financial information, and access to the My Healthy Advantage wellbeing app.

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Your wellbeing is our priority and at Wirral we’re committed to supporting our employee’s health needs, including their mental health. We have a mental health policy to support and maintain good mental health amongst employees and a wellbeing strategy to support our people to feel happy, healthy and engaged at work to be the difference for our residents. We also run wellbeing campaigns and events and provide learning opportunities focused on mental health and wellbeing.

  • Occupational Health Support

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

  • Staff Benefits Scheme

    As a Wirral Council employee, you have exclusive access to a range of benefits, offers and discounts through our employee benefits and saving scheme. The scheme includes lifestyle savings such as discounts on shopping, dining out, theatre, cinema and experiences, a car benefit scheme, cycle 2 work and more.

  • Corporate Invigor8

    Exercise has a wealth of benefits for our physical and mental health. All Wirral Council employees can use our leisure centres at a discounted rate, including access to swimming pools and fitness suites across the borough.

  • Annual Travel Pass Loan

    At Wirral we’re a Climate Local Signatory and committed to carrying out our work in an environmentally responsible way. Travelling to work on public transport is one way people can reduce their carbon footprint. To support colleagues who travel by public transport, we offer an interest free loan to spread the cost of annual travel tickets over 12 months.

  • Bicycle Loan Scheme

    Cycling to work is a cheaper, healthier, and more sustainable way of travelling. Employees at Wirral who want to buy a bike to travel to work can get an interest free loan of up to £1,500, with repayments over 12 months.

  • Great Growth Opportunities

    It’s important to us that everyone at Wirral can access opportunities that support them to learn, grow, develop, and progress. Our offer includes coaching and mentoring, apprenticeships, manager essentials learning, our eLearning platform ‘Flo’ and more. Providing opportunities for our people to learn and progress is key to making sure we have the right skills and capabilities for now and the future, supporting a culture for everyone to thrive.

  • Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships play a big part in the way we do things. Our apprenticeship offer, ranging from entry level to degree apprenticeships, gives our people an opportunity to continue to develop and grow. This offer is open to anyone in any career and aims to support everyone to reach their full potential and achieve success.

  • Graduate Scheme

    Our flagship graduate programme provides a fantastic opportunity for graduates to join a fast-paced, driven organisation and deliver high impact, high priority projects across the council. This two-year programme encourages our graduates to be champions for change and to think about how we can do things differently.

  • Volunteering scheme

    Here at Wirral, we value 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 #BeTheDifference to our local community.

  • Medicash

    All staff at Wirral have the opportunity of joining an exclusive corporate rated healthcare cash plan scheme called Medicash Active. This scheme enables you to claim back 100% of receipts on a whole host of healthcare treatments from any practitioner without needing to pay an excess or needing a referral.

  • HSBC Financial Wellbeing Programme

    No matter who you bank with personally, Wirral employees can access the HSBC UK’s Financial Wellbeing Programme. This programme provides free, confidential support and guidance, and gives you the knowledge and understanding of key financial topics. It includes a financial health check service and daily webinars.

  • Recognition

    At our all-staff events we’ve heard about the pride people feel for their colleagues and how ‘people bring their heart and soul to the job and go above and beyond’. We believe it’s important to recognise and thank colleagues for all the valuable work they do and to celebrate their achievements. This includes our annual long service celebration and our peer-to-peer recognition campaign called ‘Wirral’s Christmas Stars’.

Staff Forum, Networks & Events

Hearing from you

Your voice is important in helping us work together to make Wirral an even better place to work.

Our Staff Forum is open to all staff and is our ‘go to group’ for insights that shape the way we work. We also host all staff events, such as our Chief Executive Roadshows and Directorate events, and run an annual staff survey to explore what we do well, what we can focus on to continuously improve, and what matters to you.

We also have our Inclusion Group and Staff Networks including:

Race, Religion and Belief Group; Neurodiversity Group; Hidden Disabilities Group; LGBTQ+ Group; Men’s Network; Women’s Network; Menopause Network; Menstrual Health Network; Working Carers Network; Young Persons Network; and Parenting Network.

Our Staff Networks are a great opportunity to meet colleagues from across the council. They’re open, safe spaces that take positive action to make sure Wirral is an equitable place to work and help us to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion.

Great Leadership and Management| How we lead at Wirral

At Wirral we believe you don’t have to be a manager to be a leader, and whatever your role in the organisation, we can all support and enable each other to achieve great things.

To create a culture where great leadership is developed, nurtured, and thrives, we have a Leadership Behaviour Framework shaped by our people. It describes what great leadership looks like at all levels and sets the expectations for how we lead here at Wirral.

We also have a development offer to support all our managers which includes a monthly Manager Network; regular opportunities to share learning at ‘Manager Micros’, and a Manager Essentials Programme.

Looking to join Wirral Council?

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.

Check out our vacancies or join our talent pool today Be the difference.jpg