Why Solihull?

Brueton park horse statue

Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK.

About Solihull

As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards.

Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

About Solihull Council

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are our most important factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and employee wellbeing are significant Council priorities. Our people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Our Accreditations

We have been recognised as fair and accessible organisation who has made a positive contribution the health and wellbeing of our employees.

Disability Confident

Solihull Council is proud to be a Disability Confident employer. We know that having a diverse work force helps to drive our business growth and we’re confident in the abilities and potential of our disabled employees who are supported in a variety of ways during their employment

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job they have applied.

Thrive Wellbeing Awards

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are delighted to have recently been awarded a Thrive at Work Bronze Award to reflect our commitment to excellence in the mental health and well-being of all employees. 

Using the Thrive Framework, we can analyse our ways of working and continually challenge ourselves to adopt a more proactive approach to wellbeing, being more responsive to wellbeing needs as they arise.

We are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Carer Friendly Awards

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and we know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.

Our Carers Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.