Working here

A place to work

Here at WMCA we are committed to providing a great working environment where all of our staff feel valued as individuals. We are one of 37 companies nationally to have attained Leaders in Diversity accreditation and we are in the top 100 best not-for profit Best Companies to work for. The Best Companies Annual Staff Survey showed that our staff are able to contribute to improvements at work, feel they make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to make a real difference. As the WMCA is undergoing a period of significant change, staff are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where staff feel they can express any concerns and contribute towards improvements.

Diversity and Inclusion

Being Inclusive is one of our core values. We strive to make sure that everyone feels respected, is safe from discrimination and where people’s individual needs are met. Equality and fairness are an integral part of our culture. Our employees are representative of the diversity in our local communities. We recognise that such diversity will allow for diversity of thoughts, ideas, experiences and perspective. We recently attained Leaders in Diversity Equality Accreditation which demonstrates our commitment to promoting equalities and inclusion. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and value the positive impact that difference has on our team. We also encourage part-time and flexible working applications.

Health and Wellbeing

We actively promote the health and wellbeing of our people and have a well-established programme of health and wellbeing activities promoting physical and mental health and wellbeing. Examples of current benefits include our Employee Assistance Programme, Occupational Health provision, enhanced annual leave, work-life balance policies and practices, yoga and acupressure sessions, childcare voucher schemes and discounted gym memberships.

Development

We want our people to excel and meet their full potential and aim to create an environment that encourages professional growth and development, recognises and nurtures talent and caters for people’s individual needs. We are committed to providing a range of on-the-job and formal learning experiences to help individuals build their knowledge and develop their skills. On joining the WMCA, employees undergo a structured, comprehensive induction programme. Development is discussed in regular 1-2-1s with managers and regular performance reviews help teams track performance and offer support and development where required.

It is a joy working here. We are a big family and people matter

Kate


Personal Assistant

My colleagues are open minded, helpful and collaborative. This is an organisation that is striving to make a positive difference in people’s lives

Sandeep


Head of Programme Development

Enjoy tangible benefits

The following benefits are included as Terms and Conditions of Employment:

Flexible working hours

based on 36.5 hours per week. Flexible working arrangements for parents and carers.

27 Days Annual Leave

plus public holidays, which increases after 5 and 10 years service.

Free Travel Card

for use of bus, rail and Metro services across the West Midlands

Local Government Pension

West Midlands Pension Fund

Salary progression yearly

Progression is on 1 April each year provided performance is satisfactory and you have completed six months service within the post.

In addition to the above benefits we also offer the following which you may be entitled to:

  • Childcare vouchers
  • Communication equipment (mobile phone, laptop etc)
  • Corporate gym membership (reduced rates)
  • Cycling to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including 24/7 telephone helpline and face-to-face counselling
  • Health cash plan
  • Occupational health support
  • Free breakdown cover for essential car users
  • Discounted Gourmet Society Membership
  • Discounted rates for Acupressure and many other Health & Wellbeing therapies
  • Occupational Maternity, Paternity or Adoption Leave (above statutory minimum)
  • Occupational sick pay (above statutory minimum)
  • Free approved Professional Development
  • Reward Gateway - a website enabling you to save money on your purchases, from groceries to a state of the art television
  • Staff uniforms for public-facing roles
  • Free yoga sessions
  • Employer supported volunteering scheme