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Here at Oldham Council we are committed to being a great place to work – providing support and opportunities and recognising our staff for going above and beyond each and every day.

As well as working in a thriving environment where the ambition is to improve outcomes for people and places in the borough, there are also an exciting range of rewards and benefits available to our valued staff. 

About us

Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough. This is an exciting time to join Oldham Council as we have ambitious plans to build a brighter future for our borough.   

We are passionate about Oldham Borough and take pride in not only what we do but how we do things.  Our values and behaviours provide a framework for our culture and of how things are done in Oldham.  You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham

Joining our Team

It’s really important to us that our staff have a great start.  We have a comprehensive induction programme in place which is aimed at helping new staff members settle in quickly and of which provides all the information and tools needed to do their job well.  We want each and every staff member to feel valued and supported during their journey with Oldham Council.

Pay and Pension

At Oldham we believe in paying a fair wage that enables people to provide for themselves and their families, which is why we are committed to paying at least the Foundation Living Wage to all staff members.

Also as a member of staff you would be automatically enrolled into the appropriate pension scheme which has some great benefits including the option to save for retirement in a tax-efficient way.

Health and Wellbeing

We have an exciting workplace wellbeing offer, Wellbeing Matters, to support staff to care for their health and wellbeing including mental health, physical health and lifestyle behaviours. The offer ranges from access to our wellbeing calendar for events/workshops/classes, discounted gym membership, access to our employee assistance programme for 24/7 support, opportunities to connect with colleagues including lunchtime walks, and much moreWellbeing matters logo

Vivup staff benefits platform

We have partnered up with Vivup to offer a one-stop-shop for all of our employee benefits, including access to a huge range of savings and discounts for shopping, entertainment, eating-out, eating-in, travel, motoring and local discounts. As well as that we also offer salary sacrifice schemes for Cycle to Work, Bike Shop (bikes for leisure purposes or bike accessories) and Home and Electronics (technology and home appliances from the UK’s leading retailers).


Each year we hold our annual staff awards ceremony which allows the council to express our gratitude and celebrate the outstanding efforts of colleagues who work with a resident focus every single day. 

We also recognise and celebrate those who have reached significant milestones through our Long Service Awards.

Learning and Development

We recognise the importance of the continual development and growth of staff, and offer a comprehensive range of learning and development opportunities to help staff develop new skills and progress in their career throughout their working time here.

Flexible working

Traditional working patterns might not be ideal for everyone, particularly where families are concerned, so we offer a variety of flexible working options including family-friendly patterns such as part-time and flexible start/finish times supported wherever possible, the opportunity to buy extra annual leave, and mobile working technologies to support with our blended approach to working.


We offer a great range of travel benefits including a car allowance if you need to drive your own vehicle to fulfil the duties of your job, season ticket loans for annual bus and Metrolink tickets, and a flexible parking pass which can be used in our Town Centre car parks.

To find out more about our full range of staff benefits, please take a look at our Staff Benefits on a Page.

Please note that some employee benefits and aspects are dependent on employment terms and conditions.