Working for Sandwell

Working for

The Council is the largest employer in the Borough with approx.
14,000 employees in a variety of occupations providing a
comprehensive range of services.

The appointment would be subject to conditions of employment
which are nationally and locally negotiated between the Employer’s
Representatives and the appropriate Trade Unions.

A generous annual leave scheme is offered with entitlement
depending upon grade and length of service in local government. The
Council operates a flexible working scheme for many monthly paid
staff, which means that staff can vary their starting time from
8.00 am to 10.30 am and their finishing time from 3.30 pm to 6.30


Successful applicants will be required to complete a medical
questionnaire and, where necessary, attend a medical examination in
order to determine their ability to carry out the duties of the
post in question, as well as to gain admittance to the Pension and
Sick Pay Schemes.

Pension Scheme

A contributory pension scheme is in operation. Employees may
choose to join this scheme, personal pension schemes, or SERPS.
Individuals should choose which of the schemes to participate in
upon appointment. Details of the Local Government Pension Scheme
are available upon request.


Except where a person has worked for another Local Authority
immediately prior to their appointment with this Council, their
employment will be subject to the satisfactory completion of 26
weeks probationary service.

Trade Union

Employees have a right to join a Trade Union and are encouraged
to join one of those recognised by the Council.


In accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974,
applicants are required to give details of any offence for which
they have been convicted unless the rehabilitation period has
expired. For a prison sentence of more than 30 months the
rehabilitation period will never end and therefore must always be
stated. Suspended sentences count as prison sentences.

For certain posts, generally in Education, Social Services and
Leisure, there is a requirement for applicants to declare all
convictions, regardless of whether or not the rehabilitation period
has expired. Applicants should check the job documentation to
determine whether or not it is necessary to give details of all

Further information regarding Policies, Procedures and
Conditions of Service can be provided by the Human Resources
Service, Sandwell Council House, Oldbury

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