West Midlands Combined Authority

https://www.wmca.org.uk/

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The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is made up of 18 local authorities and four Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). They work together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands and its locally elected politicians, who know the region best. The authorities and LEPs also work collaboratively on many projects to deliver their vision of a more prosperous West Midlands. Andy Street was elected as the first ever Mayor of the West Midlands in May 2017 and will serve a three-year term. Deborah Cadman was appointed Chief Executive in September 2017 and, with the Mayor, will build and head the WMCA's leadership team. They host a lunch and learn programme to share understanding on some of the company's projects and topics. The programme was designed as a casual alternative to formal training and seminars and each session is run by a staff member.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

67% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Employees are encouraged to recognise colleagues who go above and beyond. Thank You recognition cards are in all communal areas for employees to use. Individuals are also nominated for an award aligned to each corporate value and presented at the annual staff conference.

My Team

75% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

In 2018, the authority launched Lunch and Learn sessions, floor walks with the senior leadership team, and new values. At the managers' forums and staff conferences, Slido was introduced to make them more engaging. The tool gathered feedback in real time to produce a ‘word cloud'.

Giving Something Back

63% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

Managers can get coaching and mentoring as well as the opportunity to shadow. They can get additional advice and guidance through the HR Business Partners. A library service houses a range of management books, and managers meet regularly through their board groups.

Benefits

Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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