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Working for Sandwell Council

Successful candidates

Following the recruitment process any appointment would be subject to conditions of employment which are nationally and locally negotiated between the Employer's Representatives and the appropriate Trade Unions.

Leave Entitlement

A generous annual leave scheme is offered with entitlement depending upon grade and length of service in local government.

Flexible Working Hours Scheme

The Council operates a Flexible Hours Working Scheme for many employees, which means that employees can vary their working hours between 6.00 am and 8.00 pm.

Medical Examination

Successful applicants will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and, where necessary, attend a medical examination in order to determine their ability to carry out the duties of the post in question or to determine any reasonable adjustments.

Pension Scheme

A contributory pension scheme is in operation, which employees will automatically join.  Details of the scheme are available from HR Service Centre on 0121 569 3300.  

Probationary Period

Except where a person has worked for another Local Authority immediately prior to their appointment with this Council, their employment will be subject to the satisfactory completion of 26 weeks probationary service.

Trade Union Membership

Employees have a right to join a Trade Union and are encouraged to join one of those recognised by the Council.


If the post for which you are applying states in the Personnel Specification that a Disclosure and Barring check is required, then the post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975.  This means that applicants must declare all convictions, including cautions, reprimands, for any offence(s) for which other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act. 

Contact Details

HR Service Centre
Recruitment Team
Sandwell Council House
West Midlands
B69 3DE

Email: recruitment_team@sandwell.gov.uk

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