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Birmingham City Council

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

At Birmingham City Council (BCC), we are committed to creating an environment and culture that promotes equality, diversity and inclusion; making sure BCC is a place for people to be their best, authentic selves. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, and protected characteristics; regardless of age, disability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, religious or spiritual belief, those with caring responsibilities, those experiencing menopause, and/or those within the Armed Forces Community.

It is a fantastic place to work and you will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence.

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that collectively the council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow.


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More about Birmingham City Council

We lead, we manage and we tackle the difficult issues: everyday, every one of us.

Our Values

  • We put citizens first - We are empathetic and respectful in everything we do
  • We are true to our word - When we make promises we keep them
  • We act courageously - We lead, we manage and we tackle the difficult issues: everyday, every one of us
  • We achieve excellence - We get things right. First time every time

Our colleagues, our partners and our communities are all realising the benefits of collaboration and service.  With our Chief Executive and ambitious leadership team, our City Council has bold plans to become brilliant.  It follows that we need an equally courageous workforce made up of people like you with different strengths and ambitions to deliver the Council’s services.

Diversity & Inclusion 

Outside London, Birmingham is the UK’s most diverse city. Promoting equality and tackling inequalities is at the heart of our goals at Birmingham City Council, and we believe that these are fundamental to building a strong local economy and a fair society.

Our culture

We’re committed to creating an environment that promotes diversity and inclusivity, healthy lifestyle choices, wellbeing and balance.  We’re keen to support you and your ambitions at every stage of your career with us and we’re proud to give you access to:

  • A range of benefits
  • Learning and personal development opportunities
  • Employment policies (processes and procedures)

We’re a socially responsible employer:

  • Paying the Living Wage Foundation recommended rates of pay applied as a minimum hourly rate (1st Apr 2022 £9.90 per hour)
  • Paying our apprentices the same rates of pay as their colleagues
  • Creating the Clean Air Zone in Birmingham City Centre and aspiring to be a carbon neutral city by 2030 and supporting our employees to achieve this by offering a range of benefits

Benefits at Birmingham City Council

List of all the benefits that Birmingham City Council are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health & Wellness: We offer comprehensive Vitality healthcare, including mental health and physical support – a 5-star rated coverage
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Occupational Health Service including referrals for counselling and physiotherapy
  • Staff Travel
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Employee networks
  • Family friendly policies that support modern working families and individuals with caring responsibilities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A generous pension scheme, with low employee contributions
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