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.
To be inclusive is one of our core values. We want to make sure that everyone feels respected and safe from discrimination. Equality and fairness are at the heart of our culture, we strive to be representative of our diverse local communities. We recognise diversity allows for diversity of ideas and perspective. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and to have achieved the Silver Award for the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. In line with these, we offer a guaranteed interview for veterans and disabled applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We have recently been listed 25th on the Top 50 Inclusive Employers list and have obtained the Leaders in Diversity Accreditation. 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.
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.
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.
The following benefits are included as Terms and Conditions of Employment:
designed to provide flexibility over start, finish and lunch breaks allowing people to better balance their work and home commitments.
plus public holidays, which increases after 5 and 10 years service.
Progression is on 1 April each year provided performance is satisfactory and you have completed six months service within the post. Increments are applied where no other salary increase has been received six months prior to 1 April.
In addition to the above benefits we also offer the following which you may be entitled to: