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Tameside

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 2,752 employees (excluding schools) delivering vital services to it’s 231,071 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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Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter

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.

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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.

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.

Working together, we are proud to work for Tameside.

Employee Rewards and Benefits
At Tameside, we recognise the hard work and commitment demonstrated by our employees every day, and we have a great Rewards & Benefits package available, to say Thank You!
Flexible Working

At Tameside, we understand that work-life balance is really important, and we want to support our employees to find a balance that works for both the individual and the needs of the service, and so working flexibly is encouraged where possible, with many of our services operating a flexi-time scheme. We also have a number of policies and procedures in place that support flexible working, including generous schemes covering a career break, maternity, paternity and adoption leave; and applications for formal flexible working arrangements are welcomed including compressed hours and working a 9 day fortnightly working pattern.

Continuous Service Commitment
Tameside Council has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.
Annual Leave
Employees get up to 31 days leave per year depending on pay grade, which is in addition to statutory bank holidays. Part time workers have their leave calculated on a pro-rata basis depending on the amount of hours they work. We also operate a Holiday Purchase scheme which enables you to apply to purchase additional leave.
Green Travel

To support the Council’s commitment to being more carbon literate, employees are encouraged to choose greener ways of travelling.  To support this, the Council offers a Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme, which means employees can purchase a bike, including the option of an e-bike, up to the value of £5,000! 

The Council also has a car lease salary sacrifice scheme which is designed to provide eligible employees with competitively priced and trouble-free motoring. Eligibility criteria is in place to access these schemes.

Pension Scheme
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

Tameside MBC employees can join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), run by regional funds. The Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) is the fund that Tameside MBC employees pay into. For more information, please visit www.gmpf.org.uk.

Teachers can join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, please visit www.teacherspensions.co.uk

There is an option to top up your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions This is a salary sacrifice scheme that results in savings on your Tax and National Insurance.

Health & Wellbeing

We want to support you to achieve a positive balance between your work and home life and offer you access to a wide range of support for you to be and remain healthy and well in work.

From our wide range of Health & Wellbeing initiatives, such as Wellbeing and Mindfulness sessions, Health & Wellbeing Champions, Mental Health First Aiders, Occupational Health Service and Counselling Services; we’ll meet you where you’re at, and support you to be healthy, happy, here.

Career Development Opportunities

At Tameside, we have a comprehensive Workforce Development Programme, which includes our ILM Assured Leadership & Management Development Programme, as well as our Aspiring Leaders Programme, plus free access to around 200 online training courses.  We also have a suite of training sessions delivered by our own Workforce Development Team, to support and help you to thrive at work.

We also have a range of other development opportunities, such as job shadowing, coaching and mentoring.  And don’t forget – apprenticeships are for all ages, and not just for individuals just getting started in their career.  They are a great way to learn and develop your skills whilst working.

In addition, all employees receive an Annual Development Review in order to identify any development needs, including access to professional qualifications.

Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter

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.

Discounts and Benefits

We offer a range of other staff benefits including discounts at local shops, restaurants, health and fitness clubs and much more – helping you to help your salary go further!

Awards and Accreditations

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