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City of Wolverhampton Council offer competitive salaries that progress within different grades for the variety of jobs on offer.

All Council employees are paid monthly into their bank/ building society account on the 28th of each month (or working day prior should the 28th fall on a weekend or bank holiday). The only exception to this is in December, when employees are paid before Christmas.

Pay increases in line with nationally negotiated pay increases for local government employees as appropriate.

The council is committed to retaining its position on pay equality. We have a local collective agreement on pay and terms for employees under National Joint Council (NJC) terms and conditions for local government services, which ensures pay and allowances are managed in a fair and equal way. All posts within the council on NJC terms and conditions are graded fairly using the council’s job allocation scheme and we successfully implemented the NJC Single Status Agreement in 2013, ensuring equal pay between male and female employees who do work of equal value or work rated as equivalent. Here you can find more information on Single Status .

The NJC is a national negotiating body made up of representatives from trade unions and the employers. The agreements they reach after their negotiations are contained in the “Green Book”.

The NJC covers over 1.5 million local government and school workers and so is an extremely important negotiating body. It also has a wider footprint in that other organisations in the public and private sector follow the NJC’s agreements.

Below is a copy of the council’s current pay and grading structure for NJC employees.