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Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Why work for us?

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We are a public sector employer of choice in Greater Manchester, who offer exciting opportunities that are at the forefront of public sector innovation and devolution. By working for us you will be directly contributing and making positive a difference to the Greater Manchester region, to the communities, businesses and people that live and work here. Positive & Inclusive culture: We are proud to say that we have retained our 2 star “outstanding” staff rating in the last B-heard survey, demonstrating the positive culture that we have built continues to thrive.

In addition, we have built a range of internal staff networks to support our staff, these include; Rainbow (LGBTQIA+), GM Women’s Success and Support Network, Race and Faith, Enable Staff Network (dis-ability network) and Armed Forces Networks.

Who are we?

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is dedicated to serving the diverse needs of the 2.8 million residents across the region. In collaboration with all 10 local councils, emergency services including the fire service, and various public entities, our mission is to foster a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable Greater Manchester. Our efforts are aimed at creating a region where everyone can live, work, and flourish. To turn our vision into reality, we employ professionals in a wide array of disciplines, including:

People Services
Corporate Support
ICT & Digital Services
Communications and Engagement
Core Investment
Project Management and Admin Support
Education, Work, and Skills
Environmental and Waste Management
GM Resilience
Legal and Information Governance
Police, Fire, and Criminal Justice
Strategy, Research, and Economy
Mayor’s Office
Our history
Our history dates back to 2009, you can watch a video of our evolution here:

Our Commitments

A Greener Greater Manchester
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Our commitment to a sustainable future is stronger than ever. We have embarked on groundbreaking initiatives to reduce carbon emissions across the city-region, setting ambitious targets to minimise our environmental footprint. Our efforts are focused on decarbonising Greater Manchester, making our city a beacon of sustainability and environmental stewardship. For specific strategies, refer to the Greater Manchester Environment Plan. For specific strategies, refer to the Greater Manchester Environment Plan.

A Fairer Greater Manchester
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on and exacerbated pre-existing inequalities within our communities, unveiling new challenges along the way. The repercussions have been diverse and profound, affecting individuals and communities in myriad ways. Addressing these disparities is at the core of our mission, as we work tirelessly to build a more equitable Greater Manchester where fairness and opportunity are accessible to all. Details can be found within the Greater Manchester Strategy.

A More Prosperous Greater Manchester
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Poised at the forefront of economic recovery post-pandemic, Greater Manchester is leveraging its unique strengths to foster a more inclusive and prosperous future. Our economic growth strategy prioritises social responsibility and equitable opportunities, ensuring prosperity is shared across our communities.

Recognition and Awards

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Joining Our Team Offers a Host of Exceptional Benefits
Employee Assistance Programme
Confidential support available 24/7 for personal and professional matters.
Occupational Health
Access to our dedicated team for health advice and support.
Parking Solutions
Complimentary onsite parking or discounted options in central locations (site specific).
Hybrid Working
Flexibility to blend office and remote work for optimal productivity and personal well-being.
Corporate Transport & Green Commute Initiatives
Including a Season Ticket Scheme, Cycle to Work programs, and Electric Car Lease options to support eco-friendly commuting.
Financial Wellness
Benefits like Flamesavers Credit Union, Simply Health plans, UK Health Care options, George Burrows Insurance and Salary Finance to ensure your financial health.
Flexible Working
Offering flexitime to accommodate personal commitments and lifestyle preferences.
Investment in your professional development
We have a range of Learning and Development opportunities to support our people to learn and grow, this includes a permanent commitment to 5% professional development time, a range of learning courses, alongside sponsorship for professional qualifications.
Support and Community
Access to The Firefighters Charity, Staff Networks, and more for personal support and community engagement.
MiRewards Discounts
Special discounts for all staff, including on major highstreet brands.
Annual Leave Scheme
Opportunities to purchase extra leave for greater work-life balance.
Generous Pension Scheme
We are part of the local government pension scheme, which offers a 19.2% employer contribution, as well as an AVC option
Giving something back
We also offer our teams the opportunity to give back to their local communities through volunteer days

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