Working for Sheffield City Council

As one of the largest employers in Sheffield, with over 7,000 employees, we aim to recruit and develop people who share our passion for Sheffield. If you work for us, you will be part of a team, which provides a huge range of services to our 574,000 residents, businesses large and small, as well as to our many visitors to the city.

We work as one team for Sheffield to meet challenges head on and involve local people to improve our services and quality of life in our city. Our employees talk about the pride they feel in making a difference, and in return for their dedication and contribution, we offer a workplace where people feel supported and can perform at their best. 

Our employee values

Our employee values are some simple, straight-talking statements, developed by the people who work here, for the people who work here. They guide how we do things – whether individually or together, whatever our role or location, supporting us to meet new challenges and make our organisation a positive and productive place to work.

Our values are:

  • people are at the heart of what we do
  • openness and honesty are important to us
  • together we get things done

We're ambitious

Our Council vision is for Sheffield to flourish as a modern city that is socially and environmentally just, with great opportunities and wellbeing for everyone.

Our priorities are to empower people and businesses to thrive, build sustainability into all areas of life and keeping Sheffield’s diverse communities at the heart of all our plans.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy sets out our equality commitments to the people of Sheffield and our staff and how we will meet them.

We are a City Council, where we are investing for the future.  This includes investment in the skills and capabilities of our workforce and attracting new talent to deliver for Sheffield and ensure our people reflect the city we serve. 

We’re diverse, open and inclusive

We believe in the importance and intrinsic value of a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We celebrate difference, and encourage everyone to grow like the city we love. If you join us, our aim is that you are part of a diverse, open, inclusive organisation, where you can achieve your potential being yourself. 

We like to involve you

You can get involved in our employee led networks, so that we listen to the needs of specific groups on key issues to support inclusion and drive our values around equality and diversity.

Staff Equality and Inclusion Network (SEIN)

Open to all staff, we discuss how to meet the diverse needs of our customers, take positive action to remove barriers for people in our teams, so that we can improve equalities and inclusion in everything we do.

We also have specific equalities networks, which you can also join to discuss support for individual staff groups. Some of our most popular groups currently are: -   

Staff Race Equality Network

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees and non-BAME allies are invited to work with the council on:

  • shaping our response to issues of discrimination or racial bias.
  • provide a safe space for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees to discuss key issues and provide advocacy and support for each other
  • removing barriers in the workplace for BAME employees

Disability Confident Working Group

Open to anyone in the council who is interested in making positive changes for disabled people and to support us on our journey to become a leader in best practice for disability equality.  This group is working on:-

  • workplace adjustments and policy work
  • working remotely and returning to worksites
  • information Technology and accessibility
  • moves towards more accessible recruitment
  • training and awareness-raising

Employee-led Carers’ Network

This is where we support our staff with the balance between caring and work and promote the benefit and importance of these roles. Sheffield City Council is committed to supporting all employees with caring responsibilities. We have Carers’ Charter and in 2019, we joined Employers for Carers with Carers UK.

Early Careers Network

The Early Careers Network connects those who have just started their careers at the Council. It is open to staff of all ages.

This group offers socialising, networking and career development opportunities as well as a channel of support from like-minded individuals.

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