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Succeed at Rochdale

As an organisation we are committed to providing you with the support and opportunities to thrive and succeed in your role.  We have a culture of learning and development and some ambitious plans for the future and are delighted that you are considering joining us at Rochdale Council.

Stunning countryside

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Rochdale, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Pennines, offers an ideal base for exploration. This Lancashire gem boasts stunning moorland, wooded valleys, and charming towns. The region invites leisure, sports, and discovery, known for its warm hospitality. Enjoy diverse shopping experiences, from quaint independent stores with antiques and local produce to designer boutiques. Numerous day-out options and year-round events ensure there's something for everyone, making Rochdale a vibrant destination for all seasons.

Rochdale Town Hall

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Rochdale Town Hall, a historic Grade I Listed building dating back to 1871, has reopened to the public after a comprehensive restoration funded by a £8.9m grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project, involving nearly 500 volunteers and lasting four years, revived the iconic structure's historic features and introduced community spaces. The Great Hall's hammerbeam ceiling, Exchange's Minton floor tiles, and various intricate details were meticulously restored. The Welcome Gallery and 'Bright Hall' offer immersive experiences, while enhanced accessibility and modern amenities ensure the building's continued enjoyment. Ongoing efforts include the restoration of the west wing.

Work In Rochdale

Meet our People

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Our Values and Behaviours

At Rochdale Council we’re proud that our Values and Behaviours have been co-produced by our staff. In 2019 over 150 staff contributed their thoughts and ideas via a series of workshops. Based on these conversations, stories, experiences and opinions, our three values and associated behaviours were established. Our Values reflect the way we do things around here; they act as a guide for how we work to deliver our corporate plan, priorities and ultimately our vision.

One of the best places to work in the UK

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Number one Riverside

Number One Riverside on Smith Street in Rochdale was named as the 2014 best workplace in the country at the British Council for Offices’ (BCO) annual National Awards. This is in addition to another 6 awards.

Rochdale Borough Council is a proud member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter

Rochdale Borough Council is a proud member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter.

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter is a voluntary membership and assessment scheme that aims to raise employment standards across Greater Manchester.

As members of the Charter, we have committed to providing secure employment, good working conditions, and the real Living Wage to our employees.

Our organisation is amongst the employers leading the good employment movement in Greater Manchester. We are proud to be playing our part in shaping Rochdale and Greater Manchester into a better place to live and work.

Benefits of working in Rochdale

Flexible & hybrid working

To give you a good work-life balance

Staff discounts

Including gym membership, Starbucks and local/national retailers

Health & Wellbeing Support

Including employee assistance programme, staff networks, gardening club and yoga

Local Government Pension Scheme

Tax efficient retirement savings scheme

Learning & Development

A culture of learning & development to support you to succeed

Career development

We support you to thrive and develop your career

Parking permits

Available to purchase directly from your salary

Annual leave

We offer a generous annual leave scheme

Annual Leave purchase scheme

The option to purchase up to 10 additional days leave

Cycle to Work scheme

To enable our staff to save up to 42% on the cost of a new bike & accessories

Reimbursement of professional fees

If your role requires a professional qualification we will reimburse your fees

Plus many other benefits...

local government employees may be entitled to – check individual vacancies for further information

Our opportunities

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