Introduction to employment with the SSA

The London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth entered a unique joint Shared Staffing Arrangement (SSA) on 1 October 2016.

How it will work

Collectively we are one of the biggest staff groups in London local government and as a result will be able to retain the quality, specialisms and expertise which are more sustainable in a larger organisation.

Richmond and Wandsworth each retain their sovereignty, and are committed to working jointly to improve public services for the residents of South West London.

The area covered by each borough is geographically diverse and offers staff opportunities to work across both an inner and outer London borough.

Through partnership we will be resilient and financially sustainable – an organisation that values its staff and provide unprecedented opportunities for the future.

What this will mean

Our new model focuses on new creative ways of working and will offer staff a positive and supportive working culture.

We are creating something extraordinary

We are committed to work in partnership to deliver on our goals and aspirations. It is a unique opportunity to do new things, make a mark and be part of a ground-breaking organisation that is fit for the future.

We work in a uniquely stimulating political environment

The Leaders of Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have huge ambitions for their local areas. They are also at the cutting edge of policy development and are politically influential in London and nationally. Our staff are responsible for delivering on these big political aspirations, often in a very high-profile context.

Our fundamental vision is a focus on our residents

We both have a well evidenced history as excellent councils with high levels of resident satisfaction. It is essential that we continue to maintain and improve the high standards the residents of both boroughs have become accustomed to. We see the maintenance of specialisms and expertise as central to these high standards. In the public sector today we need to focus relentlessly on outcomes and value for money.

We are looking for people who really care about what they do

Our staff are professional, open, challenging and responsive. The jobs our jobs are probably the best in local government today. Serving half a million Londoners, it is hard to see the profile, network and professional challenge afforded by these roles being bettered. You will be at the forefront of forging change in local government. We will invest in your development, and ensure the opportunities for progression that only a large organisation can provide.

Updated: 6 January 2017