Leadership, Values, and Behaviours

The city of Liverpool has a long history of championing equality and diversity. Our people are at the heart of what we do and who we are and we want you to be part of that journey.

We are working hard to ensure that the council is inclusive in recruitment, retention, support, and progression. We know that having a workforce that reflects the communities we serve brings a wider range of experiences, views, ideas, and innovations.

We are committed to providing an environment that recognises, respects, and values everybody’s identity, where individual differences are strengths and where everyone can thrive and maximise their potential to succeed. One of the aims at the heart of our equality objectives is to be a fair and inclusive employer. We are dedicated to welcoming colleagues from under-represented backgrounds and communities at all levels of the Council, ensuring that we have a workforce with the skills, abilities and confidence to deliver inclusion both at work and across the wider community.

There are lots of ways we support our staff including:

  • Staff Diversity Forum which progresses inclusion for staff. Members have personal experience of equality issues and work collectively to ensure opportunities are increased and discrimination prevented.
  • Staff focus groups are the opportunity for staff to air views, ask questions, express concerns and share ideas to make Liverpool City Council a better place to work.
  • Family friendly policies to help staff achieve a good work-life balance.
  • Financial assistance to support disabled staff.
  • A range of equality, diversity and inclusion training.

We are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and believe that the decision to appoint should be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role. All applications for jobs in the service of the Authority will receive equal treatment irrespective of their race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

Disability Confident

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed we will ensure that disabled applicants are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Benefits of working for us

We want to give our people the best culture and rewards to attract the best people to work for Liverpool City Council.

Working for Liverpool City Council has some great benefits. All of these benefits are available upon starting unless stated otherwise. For those on Fixed Term Contracts, terms and conditions apply on some benefits:

  • Agile working - A “Flexibility First” approach to Agile working where flexibility is the norm rather than the exception.
  • Cycle2Work Scheme - Cycle2Work allows you to buy a bike, equipment and accessories and pay it back through your pay over 12 months.
  • Travel Pass Scheme - An interest free loan to purchase an annual travel pass of your choice.
  • Drive Time – The scheme allows you to get behind the wheel of a new car on a salary sacrifice basis, with no deposit (must have worked for LCC for 6 months). You lease the car out of your salary, saving money on tax and national insurance.
  • Discounted Lifestyles Memberships – All people working for the council are eligible for a discounted corporate membership at our lifestyles fitness centres, giving you 20% off a normal membership when you sign up to pay by Direct Debit.
  • A minimum of 26 days contractual annual leave in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 after 5 years service.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Part of the Local Government Pension scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.
  • Purchase of Additional Leave - You can apply for between 1 and 4 weeks additional unpaid leave per year (pro rata if you don't work full time).
  • A wide range of high-quality learning open to all with opportunities to train, develop and support to realise your potential.
  • Employee Volunteering Scheme – Voluntary work can benefit the community and help you to gain valuable new skills and experiences. Our policy allows you to request of up to five days paid leave in any financial year to support charitable work in the community and develop their skills.
  • Medicash – Signing up to Medicash and you could claim back the costs of Dental Bills, Optical Care, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Chiropody, Health Screenings and more.
  • On top of this, we also offer other benefits such as Credit Union, Local Discounts using your ID Card and Contract Parking at Council owned parking facilities. · You can also find out about our Health and Wellbeing offering.

To find out more information on Merseyside Pensions Fund please click the link

For further information on Workplace charter please click the link