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We are extremely proud of our accomplishments and believe this demonstrates our true commitment to our people and making Trafford Council an EPIC workplace for all our colleagues.  

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Real Living Wage Employer

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.  The accreditation was made by the Living Wage Foundation, which recognises organisations, such as ours who voluntarily choose to pay their staff more than the government's minimum wage. 

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GM Good Employment Charter

We strive to continuously improve our employment offer alongside our workplace culture and environment.  In recognition of this we have "Member" status of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter. 


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Disability Confident

We are disability confident employer.  This means that we are committed to recruiting, retaining  and making the most of the talents that disabled people and those with health conditions to our workplace.  As such we will offer an interview to all disability confident candidates if they meet the essential criterial asked for at application stage.  Further-more applicants with a disability may submit a CV where their disability makes it difficult for them to complete the application form. You can contact us direct at about any reasonable adjustments you may need to support you during our application/interview process.


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Defence Employer Recognition Gold Award

We are proud to have achieved the Defence Employer Recognition Gold Award.  This recognises the positive work we do as an organisation to support the Armed Forces Community.  We fully support our colleagues who are existing members or who wish to join the reservists with an additional 10 days paid special leave.  We also have a guaranteed interview scheme in place for ex-military and commit to offering an interview to any ex-military personnel who meets the essential criteria for the post, where the Armed forces was their last long term substantive employer and they have been looking for employment for between 6-24 months since leaving the Armed Forces.

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Carer Confident Scheme

We recognise the challenges that colleagues who are also carers face, and have lots of support on offer. Carers UK recognise us as a Carer Confident Accomplished employer due to our positive and inclusive workplace, where carers are recognised, respected and supported.  Read Cal's story about being a working carer. 

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Best Companies Accredited

We achieved Best Companies "One to Watch" accreditation in 2022 following the results of our staff survey.  We are proud that 84% of our staff who completed our survey believe that they can make a valuable contribution to the success of the Council.