Quick facts
  • What we do:
    The West Midlands Combined Authority is made up of 18 local authorities and four Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) working together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands and its locally elected politicians, who know this region best. We work collaboratively on many projects to deliver our vision of a more prosperous West Midlands.
  • Year established:
    2016
  • Website:
    http://www.wmca.org.uk
  • Contact
    • West Mildands Combined Authority, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 3SD

About West Midlands Combined Authority

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.


What is it like to work for West Midlands Combined Authority

Leadership
Leadership
Senior people managers monitor and manage the performance of individuals in their teams through regular performance management and development discussions (PDP). These discussions focus on areas including: achieving agreed objectives, meeting standards, evidence of living our values, career development and personal future.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
This year they worked with Virgin Trains and London Midland to deliver the seventh Prince’s Trust “Get into” Transport programme. This five-week initiative provides the opportunity for disadvantaged youngsters to gain some insight and experience into working within the transport sector.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
They have thank you cards placed in all communal areas for employees to help themselves, as well as an online thank you card that can be sent electronically. Senior leaders also thank individuals formally who have been recognised as going above and beyond.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    16

  • Staff:

    367

  • Staff Turnover:

    4%

  • Average Age:

    41

  • Earning £35,000+:

    46%

  • Male : Female:

    56% / 44%

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