Working for Wrexham County Borough Council
There are a wide range of career opportunities in Local Government.
Wrexham County Borough Council employs around 6,000 people in a wide range of roles. We rely on our employees to deliver high quality services and in return we offer rewarding career opportunities.
Wrexham County Borough Council also has a range of policies to assist employees with caring and family commitments.
The Council takes continuous training and development very seriously. All employees are supported to develop and this may include pursuing qualifications and further training at the level appropriate to their jobs. Where appropriate, we will allow paid time off to enable employees at all levels to pursue career development programmes or study for professional and other qualifications. Employees are also encouraged to work for National Vocational Qualifications that can be acquired in the workplace. Additionally, we run our own short training courses.
Join us in contributing to the delivery of the Council Plan in ensuring excellent service and improving the quality of life of the citizens of Wrexham.
Employee Pay and Reward
As well as excellent terms and conditions of employment including a full-time 37 hour working week, at Wrexham County Borough Council there are a wide range of benefits. These include:
- A supportive organisational culture
- Positive and friendly work environment
- Competitive salaries and benefits
- Local Government pension scheme
- Relocation expenses for certain jobs
- Access to learning and development opportunities
- Flexible working, where appropriate
- Family-friendly policies
- Generous leave entitlement
- Career development opportunities
- Enhanced maternity scheme
- Childcare vouchers scheme
- Trade union membership
- Occupational health support
- Health and well-being initiatives
- Occupational sick pay which varies according to length of service
- Discounted leisure membership
- Cycle to work scheme
- Discounts at certain organisations
Further information on some benefits can be found below.
If you are employed for 3 months or more you will automatically join the Local Government Pension Scheme. You may also increase your retirement benefits by paying Additional Voluntary Contributions.
All employees are supported in developing and this may include pursuing qualifications and further training at the level appropriate to their jobs. All employees have an annual appraisal.
The Council understands that balancing work and home commitments can sometimes be difficult and people have different preferences in the way they wish to work. Wherever possible, Wrexham County Borough Council offers flexibility to employees in their hours of work. There may be flexibility with regard to start and finish times. Depending on the requirements of the service, it may be possible to arrange job sharing, term-time working or compressed working hours.
Wrexham County Borough Council offers a range of policies to assist employees with caring and family commitments. We provide dependent care leave and compassionate leave.
A minimum of 23 days annual leave, which increases with length of service to a maximum of 31 days.
As an employee, you may also be able to accrue flexi-days if you work flexible working hours if service delivery needs warrant this.
The Council provides enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity benefits. Adoption leave is also provided.
Childcare vouchers were introduced by the Government to provide working parents with assistance in meeting their childcare costs. Wrexham County Borough Council’s scheme is operated through payroll and allows parents to choose to sacrifice up to £243 per month of their wage or salary (the maximum determined annually by the Government) in exchange for childcare vouchers. The total amount of the vouchers purchased is exempt from tax and national insurance.
The Council has agreements with nationally recognised trade unions who represent their members.
The Council has implemented health related initiatives which aim to improve the general health of employees. This occurs by education and the development of specific policies, including the promotion of healthy living.
If an employee is ill or absent from work we can refer them to our Occupational Health Service who can offer advice and guidance as well as access to a range of services to assist an employee to return to good health.
If you are ill, you will receive occupational sick pay. The amount of pay you receive is dependent on your length of service and can range from one month to 6 months on full pay and 6 months on half pay.
Employees may get a reduced rate membership of Wrexham County Borough Council leisure facilities.
The cycle to work scheme enables employees to make savings on the purchase of a brand new bicycle.
Some organisations offer discount to Wrexham County Borough Council employees.