This is Staffordshire. Where you’ll find breath-taking scenery, thrilling adventures, captivating history and heritage, and a superb lifestyle.
We’re incredibly proud of our county and are determined to deliver the absolute best for the people who live and work here. Part of this means providing the right support for our Social Care teams. So, when you join us, you’ll soon discover that you don’t work for us. We work with you.
What sets Staffordshire apart?
From urban life and city apartments to rural idylls and country houses, there’s a lifestyle to suit everyone here. With a reputation for safe-living and friendliness, Staffordshire is home to traditional market towns, bustling city centres and excellent transport links – making our county a fabulous place to live and work. And, with house prices a fraction of the cost of elsewhere in the country, you’ll get a lot more home for your money here too.
Our stunning county is in the heart of the UK. We’re close to four major international airports, as well as the M1 and M6 motorways and excellent train links. In fact, no other location offers such easy access to the UK’s cities. Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Derby, Wolverhampton, Nottingham and Leicester are all less than an hour away. And London is only 80 minutes by train.
Staffordshire offers you a world of possibilities. From the sensational scenery of the Staffordshire Peak District, Cannock Chase (a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and the National Forest. To the ancient cathedral, medieval castles and magnificent stately homes. And truly world-class leisure facilities, including two of Europe’s biggest and best theme parks, Alton Towers Resort and Drayton Manor. The UK’s number one indoor water park, WaterWorld and the SnowDome in Tamworth are on our doorstep too.
Find out more about the things to see and do in Staffordshire here: enjoystaffordshire.com
Our success stories
Some of Britain’s greatest success stories, like JCB and bet365, call Staffordshire their home. And we’re attracting international businesses as well. With Jaguar Land Rover, Amazon, Vodafone and Molson-Coors just a few of the names investing millions of pounds and creating thousands of jobs here.
We recognise that everybody who works in our organisation is key to successfully delivering its aims and objectives.
We can’t do this without our skilled, ambitious and courageous workforce working in a positive environment and empowered to do their best.
We want everyone to enjoy their work, to feel challenged and appreciated for what they do and make a positive difference to the lives of the people of Staffordshire.
In our People Strategy we promised to review our reward and recognition arrangements, make sure colleagues feel supported and make sure their health and wellbeing is a priority.
In addition to your salary, through our extensive benefits package our aim is to:
- keep & attract talented people
- promote a positive working environment
- develop skills for now and the future
- develop leaders for now and the future
We’ve partnered with employee benefits provider Vivup to bring you an exciting new platform for all your benefits, plus a one-stop-shop for all the health and wellbeing support we offer. All our existing benefits (e.g annual leave purchase scheme, Stafford car parking scheme, car lease, travel discounts and entertainment) can now be found on Vivup.
Here are just a few of the benefits of using Vivup:
Lifestyle savings – a huge range of discounts across major retailers, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Primark, Argos and Boots, to help you save on your shopping
Salary Finance – financial products and services to help you lead a happier and healthier financial life including Essential car user allowance £963 per annum (Staffordshire CC roles only)
Health and wellbeing support – access to everything we offer to support your physical and mental health in one place, including MindKind, ThinkWell, physiotherapy, stop smoking service, wellbeing webinars, vaccinations and support for domestic abuse, stress and menopause
We pride ourselves in offering a range of flexible options to manage your work life balance including:-
- a generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
- a range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working and flexible retirement
- the option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave per year
- family friendly policies – maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
- an onsite Nursery (MPFT roles only)
- a volunteering Scheme
WellMe aims to support our staff to develop skills and strategies to help improve their own wellbeing in whatever areas they choose whether it be physical, mental, social or financial.
- access to health and wellbeing support (including Mind Kind, Think Well, Mental Health First Aid, Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
- access to family and friends physiotherapy at a discounted rate
- eye care vouchers
Learning is for life and is critical to both our workforce and our business strategies so be sure to plan in some time for your own development.
Opportunities include training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring and a Preceptorship Programme for Newly Qualified Student Nurses (MPFT roles only)
We offer an generous local government pension scheme open to all employees providing you with a range of benefits including guaranteed pension, life cover, survivor benefits, flexible retirement and opportunity to increase your pension benefits