Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Local Government
  • Year established:
    1996
  • Website:
    http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk
  • UK locations:
    Wales
  • Contact
    • Penallta House, Tredomen Park, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7PG

About Caerphilly County Borough Council


What is it like to work for Caerphilly County Borough Council

Leadership
Leadership
Caerphilly County Borough Council recognises that its employees are its most valuable asset and as a result it is strongly behind looking after the health and well-being of its employees. This is evidenced by the fact that the Corporate Management Team (CMT) are fully behind health and well-being initiatives and receive quarterly updates on the strategy, progress and initiatives that the Council runs. An Employee Health and Well-being Group has been established to develop and progress the strategy across the whole of the Council. The representatives of this group are cross Directorate and include representatives from the Council’s recognised trade unions. High level briefings have also taken place to all Senior Officers within the Council, so that they have not only been made aware of the Employee Health and Well-being strategy but have also been briefed on the Corporate Health Standard. Another initiative to show how seriously the Council believes in the employee health and well-being agenda is the fact that all employees have been given time off during working time to attend employee health and well-being events.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The authority recognises that Health and Wellbeing needs to be an integral part of their everyday life and as an employer they are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of their employees. In light of this, an Employee Health and Wellbeing group has been established. The purpose of the group is to work in partnership with all service areas to improve the general health and wellbeing of employees. The group consists of a range of health professionals, fitness experts, nutritionists and other staff with related skills and experience. The authority recently achieved a gold corporate health standard award from Public Health Wales for the promotion of employee health and wellbeing to a large workforce. The national quality mark examines various components of the authority to assess the commitment of sustainable health improvement. Specific health issues including nutrition, physical activity, occupational health and the general health and wellbeing of employees was under scrutiny during the two-day assessment.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Caerphilly County Borough Council is leading the way in the UK by offering hundreds of young people the opportunity to join an ambitious Apprenticeship and Training programme. Over the past year alone more than 230 young people have signed up to the popular scheme as a work placement, apprenticeship or trainee, helping them get onto the career ladder and gain valuable work experience. The scheme, called the 'Caerphilly Passport Programme' offers a journey for individuals through the various tiers of development. There are 4 tiers in total ranging from unpaid placements to paid employees at a graduate level in specialist areas such as social work, environmental health, ecology or waste management. The authority is working closely with a number of providers including the Job Centre Plus to bring more people through who are unemployed to help them find sustainable employment. Caerphilly County Borough Council is keen to further develop the Passport Programme and provide potential opportunities for young people in the area to be able access quality work placements and training opportunities that can lead to positive outcomes.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Pensions
    Pensions

Company Statistics

  • Sites:

    184

  • UK sites:

    278

  • Male : Female:

    31% / 69%

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Staff:

    5342

  • Earning £35,000+:

    7%

  • Staff Turnover:

    7%

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35

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