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Welcome to Bolton!

We’re a friendly place, with lots of great history, heritage and culture, ideally located to provide access to the rest of the UK.

Working in Bolton offers a great place to live and play - from history and heritage to breath-taking countryside, Bolton's got the lot.  Museums jam-packed with ancient artefacts, fantastic countryside, award-winning attractions, town centre cinemas and theatres, fast-paced sport, shopping centres, eateries and everything else in between, you’ll be sure to find something for you and your family to do.

World-class Events

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Our town hosts an impressive events programme each year, bringing people together from a diverse range of backgrounds.  The multi award-winning Bolton Food and Drink Festival has been running for a staggering 18 years and is recognised as one of the biggest events of it’s kind in Europe.  Last year, the Festival saw over 500,000 people attend, attracting people from around the world. 

Famous Faces, Famous Places

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They say we like a laugh in Bolton and its no wonder as we have a rich comedy history including Peter Kay & Paddy McGuiness, Sophie Nuttall & Diane Morgan.  We’ve got stars of stage and screen such as Maxine Peake, McFly singer Danny Jones and radio and TV presenters Vernon Kay, Sara Cox and Mark Radcliffe all born here.  We’re a filming hotspot with everything from Peaky Blinders, to It’s a Sin, Cobra and A Gentleman in Moscow filmed here.

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Heritage plays an important part in our town too and not just as a great backdrop for TV crews!  Samuel Crompton the spinning pioneer was born here in 1753 and went on to revolutionise the industry in the North.  The late Fred Dibnah, steeplejack, steam engine buff and TV personality, is another Bolton son, whose statue looks proudly out from Newport Street.   

Bolton Wanderers were one of the founders of the Football League in 1888 and with multiple Olympic medallists hailing from the town, its not just the stars of screen and stage that call Bolton home.  

The unique setting of the town gives us a place steeped in history, heritage, sporting achievement and forward-thinking innovation. 

Bolton - Born to Perform !

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Which department is for me?

The Council is split into 5 main departments, in addition to our schools. Every department has administrative functions and other support services but for more detail on what each one covers read on below. With other 500 job roles, you’re sure to find something for you!

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Our accreditations

Logo for the Armed Forces Covenant, Employer Recognition Scheme, Silver Award
A logo certification for a disability confident employer
Logo for the Armed Forces Covenant, Employer Recognition Scheme, Silver Award
A logo certification for a disability confident employer
Logo for the Armed Forces Covenant, Employer Recognition Scheme, Silver Award
A logo certification for a disability confident employer


As an employer we want to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits. We use the Vivup platform so everything is in one place for easy access.

The Basics

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and because it's good to plan for the future, we’ll automatically enrol you into our Pension Scheme  -

Leave Options

Volunteer leave, maternity & paternity leave, career-breaks, sabbaticals and bereavement leave.

Getting you here

We offer value for money travel options, from discounted car parking permits to bike or car loan schemes together with flexible work base options #happytotalkflexible

Saving you money

Lots of discounts through the Vivup platform, loan advice from Hoot Credit Union and money off deals with numerous local restaurants, shops and venues.

Keeping you fit and well

We offer a free, confidential 24-hour helpline via our Employee Assistance Programme, together with eye tests, physio and discounted gym membership.

We’re here to help you!

Digital Aiders, Mental First Aiders for when you need someone to talk to and a range of networks, including LGBTQ+ and Young Workers for you to connect with other colleagues and champion and influence change.

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

Bolton Council is proud of the support it offers to the armed forces community, and currently holds the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award. Armed forces information – Bolton Council    

Keeping your data safe

We take information security seriously and have a robust procedure for keeping your details confidential and secure.

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