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Bury Council is committed to being a good employer and to leading by example.

We value our workforce and absolutely recognise the critical role they play in supporting our residents and communities and in driving delivery of our Let’s Do It ambition.

Inclusion is at the heart of Let’s Do It, reflecting our strong position on tackling discrimination and harassment of any kind, alongside our desire to develop and support a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve at all levels.

We work with our equality related employee groups (Black and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+) and other employees, such as our network of change agents, to continually improve our inclusive policies and practices.

Our work in this area has been recognised through accreditations such as Disability Confident Leader, Mindful Employer and Stonewall Top 100 Employer plus Top 20 Trans Employer (2020).

We are the only borough in Greater Manchester that is accredited as both a Real Living Wage employer and a member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter.

This means the council has to meet set criteria on secure work, flexible work, paying the Real Living Wage, employee engagement and voice, recruitment, people management, and health and wellbeing.

Our commitment applies to directly employed council staff, and to organisations commissioned by the council to provide services, including in schools and agencies that provide services such as social care.

As a valued member of our workforce family, you will have access to a wide variety of generous employee benefits that are tailored to improving emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing.

These include:

  • Generous holidays
  • Work life balance opportunities including flexible and agile working
  • Commitment to learning and development, including access to apprenticeship opportunities at equivalent qualification levels to GCSE through to Masters
  • Health and wellbeing support through our Live Better Feel Better programme
  • Support for working carers
  • Time off for reservists
  • Greater Manchester Local Government Pension scheme (LGPS)
  • Salary sacrifice for car parking and car leasing, and cycle to work scheme
  • Access to money saving deals and discounts across favourite high street and local retailers