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Welcome to the Human Resources and Organisational Development vacancy site. Below you will find lots of useful information about the roles we have available across the service, and all the things that make Salford City Council a great place to work! 

During these unprecedented times, our fast paced, innovative and versatile HR and OD service has been successfully supporting our 8,000 + employees to feel comfortable working in new ways and supporting them with their digital skills. We have been working alongside our schools to enable them to safely extend provision and with our critical children’s services and refuse teams, implementing fast track recruitment and an internal resourcing hub to keep our essential services running. We have been developing our health and wellbeing, employee benefits and leadership development offers even further and making sure our payroll services stay up and running. And that’s just to name a few!   

It really has been a huge team effort and once again we have been able to support our people to navigate through difficult times by working successfully together as #OneTeam. 

We are now entering the next phase of our response as we plan to build back a better fairer Salford! As restrictions are lifted we are working closely with services and, through listening to our people, have developed an exciting approach to how, when and where we work initially for the next six months and then beyond using everything we’ve learnt to quite literally build back better. We are using our MyWork programme to enable our people to be smarter in how and where they work to deliver better outcomes and services for the residents of Salford whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We are at the forefront of rolling this out across the organisation, creating squads to lead the change for the future, designing great new collaborative office spaces, encouraging behaviour change and challenging thinking. We achieve great things by working together and co-designing.   

Take a look at the links below to see what opportunities are available for you. These next 12 months will be hugely rewarding and exciting across all teams. We’re looking for people who display our values and really do put people at the heart of everything they do. If you’re looking for a place to build strong relationships, enhance your skills and work in new ways to drive change, this is the place for you.

The HR and OD teams we are recruiting to are:

  • Business Partnering
  • Recruitment and Talent

Adverts and role profiles

Take a look at these fantastic opportunities across the service and find out more information on how to apply.

How to apply

Closing date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

Before you apply, please ensure that you have read the advert and role profile in detail. Your supporting statement should be aligned to the criteria outlined in the role profile.

Your application should include:

  • Your current CV
  • Supporting statement aligned to the role requirements

To apply for these roles, click on the job title that interests you.

If you have any questions please call the Recruitment and Talent team on 0161 793 3955, option 1

Welcome to Salford

Samantha Betts, Assistant Director for HR and OD welcomes you to Salford

Dear candidate, 

I am delighted to invite you to consider joining our fantastic HR & OD team. The vision we all have for our city is for a better and fairer Salford for everyone, underpinned by our organisational mission ‘to create the best quality of life for the people of Salford’ and as a result we are looking for people who take real pride in what they do and are also proud to work for Salford, are people centred and values based with a passion for continuous improvement.

You will be joining us at a really interesting time as we move into the next phase of our response to the ongoing pandemic where we are continuing to support our people to adapt and adjust to living and working with COVID-19. Our main priority since March has been to support a significant part of our workforce to effectively and confidently transition into working completely virtually, whilst also ensuring our essential services remain unaffected by the pandemic and our communities continue to feel supported.

The innovative and rapid response from the HR and OD team has meant that our people have had access to great resources, tools, advice and regularly communications – to give you a flavour our people can book a virtual session with a ‘digital eagle’ to help with any concerns about using the digital technology which we rely on, there are lots of top tips for working from home and leading remote teams and our leaders can book a ‘coffee and a chat’ with one of our HR and OD Business Partners whenever they need any support.  The health and wellbeing of our people is more important now than ever so we have rolled out a range of support for our people from virtual Tai Chi, to a one-to-one with one of our wellbeing ambassadors together with our comprehensive employee assistance programme.

Following our successful immediate response, we now look towards the future as we begin creating our approach to building back a better fairer Salford - which focuses on the future of how we will work and deliver our services. We are thinking about everything from how, when and where we work to make sure we are as accessible and inclusive as possible through to designing collaborative new office spaces and behavioural change all with a focus on a digital first approach to support us working in these new and creative ways.

We have learnt so much during these challenging times and the way we have responded as a HR and OD service and an organisation has been fantastic. It really is a pivotal time to be working in an organisation such as this and to be part of a service that will be leading this change. Through our innovative organisational development methodology, our approach to service design and the importance of co-design, we remain at the forefront of our sector.

People centred and values based - that’s the Spirit of Salford! We have developed a culture that encourages innovation, flexibility, learning, and empowerment; that ‘gives permission’ to all employees to make decisions that are in the best interests of our residents; one that creates the environment where everyone feels inspired and empowered to lead positive change.

The Spirit of Salford is why we do what we do. Our values of pride, passion, people and personal responsibility capture this spirit and expectations of the city - they inform the way we operate. Our values describe the personal qualities every employee is expected to demonstrate when carrying out their role. These values are central to the way we communicate about the council and the way in which we behave with colleagues, customers and partners.  

If you want to be part of the Spirit of Salford; connect with our values; are interested in working with a committed and enthusiastic team and can provide the professional expertise required I look forward to welcoming you to our team. 


Diversity and inclusion is important to us

We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we also provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work. Find out more on our diversity and inclusion page.

Working for Salford

Join us as we take you through the fabulous benefits of working for Salford City Council.

Leadership in Salford

We have some amazing opportunities presented by our transformation agenda, devolution, and public sector reform, the ability to lead and manage large-scale change has never been more important.

In order to meet our aim where all individuals and teams benefit from excellent leadership and all leaders have the skills and behaviours to successfully lead and implement change, we need ‘transformational’ leaders that will help shape our city.

We need values-based leaders who can achieve results through and with others, leaders who have the skills and confidence to carry out the people aspects of their roles; leaders who are coaches and developers of people and leaders who can lead the way forward-taking a place and whole system approach to leadership.

Read more about our values and leadership behaviours.

Our City - Salford

It's no Salfordinary City!

Creating a better and fairer Salford

We want to make a real difference to the lives of Salford people, and to achieve this vision, we've identified our eight key priorities, which we've called the Great Eight. 

Set by our City Mayor, Paul Dennett, these key priorities will guide us in allocating resources and agreeing our plans. They are also supported by the council's core values: pride, passion, people and personal responsibility, which underpin what we do and the way we work.

Find out more about our City Mayor and his Cabinet.