Our aim has never been more meaningful or important than right now. We are here to support your local community.
WME is one of 10 regional employers’ organisations across the country, providing advice, support and services to membership councils and other public sector organisations. We are a not-for-profit organisation owned by our Councils and through our small team of 22 people based in the heart of the region, we strive to advocate, build and champion people centred organisations and a resilient and diverse public sector workforce that benefits everyone in the West Midlands.
Our aim has never been more meaningful or important than right now. This crisis and the focus on the incredible work taking place within the public sector, provides WME with an opportunity to shine a light on the work of local government which may not always be familiar or easily recognised or understood by members of the public.
Our 33 councils have deployed an incredible response from day one of this crisis to supporting communities, businesses and citizens and to ensure that they maintain their critical services despite the many challenges facing us all. The 116,000 people working in our councils in the West Midlands have been adapting their roles, accepting deployment into completely new roles and are working around the clock to make sure we as citizens have the support we need. They are all working under huge pressure and we want to thank the unsung heroes in our councils through this campaign. Through our campaign we can highlight the range of amazing opportunities for individuals and realise how rewarding it can be to work as a public servant every day. We have a longer term mission to promote careers in local government, so that our councils can attract the very best talent into their jobs. WME is proud to be part of your local government family and we hope you enjoy finding out more about our everyday heroes – after all one day it could be you!
WME Strategic Plan 2020-25
We are committed to supporting an ambitious West Midlands region and we recognise that every ambition, change, or service delivered by our public sector organisations involves people – they are our biggest resource and our biggest source of potential for innovation and transformation. Read our Strategic Plan Here.