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About Us

Who we are
West Midlands Employers (WME) is the Regional Employers Organisation offering a range of services aimed at local councils and the wider public sector to support performance improvement at both an individual and organisational level. We are all about 'people and leadership solutions’ helping you to make the best use of your greatest resource - your people.

Our Vision
WME is working for you and with you - everything we do supports the creation of a strong public sector workforce.

What we do
WME has a small team of highly experienced individuals providing a responsive and flexible service to our public sector clients. Our services are framed around the employee life cycle and organisational journey and includes our core as an ‘advisory, representative and coordinating employers’ organisation’ through to a wide range of more commercially focused products and services such as consultancy services covering restructuring support, Job evaluation, investigations, and mediation including provision of  interim HR management services. We also work closely with out clients to develop and facilitate shared services such as the WMJobs e-recruitment system aiming to get the right people in the right place, in reduced time and at a reduced cost; and the WM Coaching & Mentoring Pool providing access to an affordable key development supporting strong management and leadership skills for our future leaders.

Go to 'our work' to access our 2016-19 Strategic Plan; the WME Growth Plan and our Performance Infographics

How we are funded
WME receives subscriptions from councils in our region for the provision of core employer services. We also generate income from our portfolio of products and services  - for which our subscribing councils receive a discounted member rate. We are a 'not for profit' organisation and we design our own products and services around self-financing models. Any commercial success resulting from successfully trading our services enables us to reduce the financial burden on our councils of funding the Employers' Organisation and reward their loyalty and support. 

How we are governed
WME is the regional employers’ organisation for the West Midlands registered with the Certification Office for Trade Unions and Employer Organisations. We are owned by our subscribing councils and we are governed by the Rules of the REO. We have a representative body comprising the CEO of each subscribing member council who agrees our business plans, budgets and other constitutional matters. We also report through an Elected Member Management Board nominated from sub-regional groupings covering Birmingham; Black Country; Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire; Worcestershire; Herefordshire, Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire; and Staffordshire and Stoke with an additional member representing the District Councils. 

Download ‘Rules of the REO’ (revised April 2016)

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