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Tameside is a great place to live and work and is one of the highest performing council’s in the country, being awarded LGC Council of the Year 2016.

Tameside is named after the River Tame, which flows through the borough, and includes the towns of Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Hyde, Mossley and Stalybridge, plus parts of Longdendale. Tameside is one of the ten Local Authorities that make up Greater Manchester, with its 2,700 employees (excluding schools) delivering vital services to it’s 219,000 residents. The area boasts fantastic schools and affordable housing set in stunning countryside - and it is just a 10-minute train journey from Manchester city centre!

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employees excluding schools
LGC's "Council of the Year"

Our People Plan

At Tameside, we recognise that our people drive our success and enable the organisation to deliver on its vision, purpose and priorities; and that our people are our most important resource and asset. We continually strive to be an employer of choice, where employees feel valued, listened to and know their contributions really matter.

Our People Plan plays a critical role in embedding our values and behaviours, which will enable transformational change,whilst driving continual improvement in delivering our priorities. We pride ourselves on living by our STRIVE values of Support, Trust, Respect, Integrity, Value Diversity and Engage. Our values underpin our practice and behaviours and are at the heart of everything that we do. How we do things are just as important as what we do.


Health and Wellbeing -To create a positive, collaborative, safe and healthy working environment where all employees can thrive, flourish and achieve.  We want our workforce to be healthy, happy and resilient.

Employee Engagement and Communication  - To give employees a voice to be heard; to be creative, to influence and to collaborate on how services are delivered; whilst ensuring key messages are communicated throughout the entire workforce.

Our People Plan is made up of five main strategic aims supporting a positive culture to embrace the changes and challenges ahead, whilst delivering our key priorities:

Authentic &  Compassionate Leadership - To develop and support our managers to lead employees with authenticity and compassion, enabling them to thrive & stay connected. Effective leadership is essential in creating the conditions for motivated and engaged employees and all our leaders are given the essential tools and learning to lead and manage their teams and services effectively.

Diverse, Inclusive & Hybrid Workforce - To demonstrate the many different ways that our people can contribute to the success of achieving our purpose by ensuring that they feel valued and supported enough to feel able to do so.

Learning and Development - Grow and nurture our workforce at all levels, investing in workforce learning and development opportunities for all colleagues to enhance the effective delivery of our services.

What we would expect from you…

*Give your best and have a positive, can do attitude
*Continually learn, grow and develop
*Be open to feedback and work positively with your colleagues
*Tell us if there is a better way of doing things and speak up if we need to put things right
*Adapt and welcome change that affects you and your work
*Be healthy, happy, here!

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What can you expect from us?

*A fair salary and benefits
*Opportunities for good health and wellbeing
*Help you to grow, develop and to do your best
*Enable you to be creative and innovative
*Fully involve you in changes that affect you and your work
*Listen, and act on your ideas and feedback

Other Great Reasons to Work for Tameside

To get off to the very best start, Tameside provides a comprehensive Induction Programme to help all new employees to become integrated into their role, team and the organisation.  

We have a comprehensive Workforce Development Programme which includes our ILM Assured Leadership and Management Development Programme, as well as our Aspiring Leaders Programme, plus free access to around 200 online training courses.  In addition, all employees receive an Annual Development Review in order to identify any development needs, including access to professional qualifications.

Tameside is committed to equality of opportunity for employees and customers and we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Tameside Council exists to maximise the wellbeing of the people of the borough and in pursuing this aim, it will strive for an inclusive society which gives everyone equality.

We are also a Disability Confident Employer.  This means that under the Guaranteed Selection Scheme, if you meet the essential criteria for a job, you are guaranteed to be shortlisted through to the selection stage.

In December 2020, Tameside Council became the first Local Authority to become a Member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter.  As a Member, we are committed to providing work that is secure, flexible and fairly paid, ensuring our employees are developed, well managed and engaged, with their health and wellbeing a top priority.

Working together, we are proud to work for Tameside.