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Working for us

Find out about working for the council, including the benefits of working for us

Areas you could work

There is a wide variety of services which we as a council provide. This means we have a large selection of jobs which may appeal to you. Our Senior Management Team page shows the areas each Executive Director is responsible for. And will show you the variety of service areas you could work for.

We also have a business plan in place to ensure we focus our work in key areas, to make a difference to local people

Each priority within the business plan will be within each department's service plan. And in turn goes into each employee's appraisal targets. We're all working towards achieving the same goal.

To see our priorities please view our corporate business plan.

Employee benefits

Our terms and conditions of employment include the following:

  • market related salaries and performance related pay
  • pension Scheme (employee and employer contribution)
  • flexi time for office based staff
  • 22 days Annual Leave, increased to 26 days after five years continuous local government service
  • an active Staff Sports and Social Club
  • flexible working arrangements to assist with caring responsibilities
  • training and development opportunities 
  • special leave with pay up to a maximum of 10 days per annum for service in non-regular forces

Training our staff

We are committed to training and developing our staff, and aim to have a well-trained and motivated team. We believe it's important to:

  • keep learning; and
  • take part in activities which can improve our staffs lives both in and out of work.

Training and development are provided to:

  • enable staff to undertake their current job effectively
  • equip staff with the knowledge, skills and qualifications they need to progress their career

Examples of supported activities include:

  • day release to attend college to obtain a formal qualification
  • programmes to develop managerial and supervisory skills
  • short courses to give staff particular skills or knowledge
  • internal secondment to help staff broaden their work experience
  • providing staff with IT skills they can use at work and at home

Recruitment policies and information

The following are policies and information document linked to recruitment at the council which may be of interest to you:

  • Full Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Rehabilitation of Offenders Information
  • Disclosure and Barring Procedure

These can be found in our document downloads below.

Defence/Armed Forces Recognition Scheme

The Council is proud to have been awarded the silver level in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme which demonstrates our support for the armed forces community.

As an armed forces friendly employer, we recognise the skills the armed forces community can bring and welcome applications from reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses/partners.

You can find out more about our commitment to the armed forces at https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/info/20007/people_and_communities/237/armed_forces_support

Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans

As part of our commitment to the armed forces we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for ex-armed forces personnel who meet the essential criteria set out in the personal specification for a job vacancy. A veteran is defined by the Department for Work and Pensions as “a person who has served in the regular armed forces of the Crown within the last three years”. To be eligible for the guaranteed interview scheme applicants must:

  • meet the essential criteria set out in the personal specification
  • show that the Armed Forces were their last long term substantive employer, and
  • no more than 3 years have elapsed since they left the Armed Forces

To tell us you meet the criteria for the guaranteed interview scheme for Veterans please tick the relevant box on our application form, which can be found on the tab headed ‘assessment form’.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Care Leavers

We are pleased to offer a guaranteed interview for applicants who are care leavers/care experienced who meet the essential criteria set out in the personal specification for the post. This means that people of any age who have been in the care of a Local Authority, who apply for a job with us and tell us that they are a care leaver, will be guaranteed a job interview provided they meet the specified essential criteria.

To tell us you meet the criteria for the guaranteed interview scheme for Care Leavers please tick the relevant box on our application form, which can be found on the tab headed ‘assessment form’.