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.
Would you like to be an Everyday Hero?
Looking for a job that makes a difference to people’s lives? One with a strong sense of purpose and meaning? Apparently two thirds of us think our current job contributes nothing useful to society. That cannot be said of people working in councils, our everyday heroes – whose whole purpose is to serve residents and communities.
But what do our local councils do? We know about the obvious services like picking up the waste and recycling, running schools and providing roads and street lighting. We may also know that council social workers support vulnerable people and help adults and children stay safe. The work of our everyday heroes is essential to the smooth running of society – our local councils are influential, responsible for providing a wide range of services that affect all our lives.
The work of councils can really improve local communities. From houses, informing, educating, entertaining and protecting its citizens and maintaining a well-balanced environment. Councils are dynamic and exciting, constantly working to respond to the needs of the local community. Our modern day superheroes, working for your local council, you can contribute to the local community whilst working in a dynamic, fair and flexible environment. Whoever you are and whatever your background, working for your local council gives you the opportunity not only to develop your career, but also make a difference in people’s lives.
Your local council has a broad range of career opportunities for everyone, with so many services to provide for, it is no surprise that there is such a variety of careers with 600 occupational groups ranging from teaching to social care and environmental health to sports development, trading standards and planning, plus many more.
Find out more about your councils and the current vacancies available visit https://www.wmjobs.co.uk/
West Midlands Employers (WME) and the regional branch of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (WMADASS) have launched a region wide initiative to create a West Midlands Talent Bank of social care expertise for Councils to call upon as and when they need to, to help support our communities.
Our campaigns are appealing for former social workers and social work students to work in adults social care. The campaign also aims to attract redundant and furloughed workers to carry out essential roles in care across the West Midlands – from assisting people in their personal care to working as catering, maintenance and admin. staff.
We are appealing for qualified Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Practicing Nurses to name a few, who have left the profession to return to work in adult social care.
To find out more visit – https://comebacktocare.org.uk/
With support from west midlands Universities we are calling upon final year social care students to join our councils to help deal with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
To find out more visit – https://stepupnow.org.uk/
We are looking for additional staff to ensure thousands of vulnerable adults in need of care, who are shielding at home or who are in residential or nursing homes, receive the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
This is an opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives right now. There are plenty of different jobs available, from providing personal care to cooking meals for residents and training will be provided and your safety and wellbeing a priority.
Further details coming this week.