Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

So whether you’re a school leaver, a graduate, have a background in the private sector or someone with previous public sector experience we’ll have opportunities for you.

Rewards and benefits

We offer competitive rates of pay, but we also value our staff and recognise how important it is for people to have a healthy work-life balance.

As an employee, some of the benefits you can also look forward to are:

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Participation in a childcare voucher scheme, enabling you to save tax and national insurance contributions on the cost of your childcare
  • A Cycle to Work scheme - save on your commuting costs with a bicycle purchase scheme that is also tax efficient
  • Discounted public transport passes
  • A car sharing initiative
  • Employee discount scheme

Access to our Employee Assistance Programme - a confidential telephone counselling service offering health, work and financial advice and more

Support for Employee Reservists

Oldham Council is fully supportive of employees who are existing members of or wish to join the Reserve Forces and recognises the valuable contribution that Reservists make to the Armed Forces, their communities and the civilian workplace. Additional paid leave is available to Reservists to accommodate some of the mandatory annual reservist training.

Our vision and values

To help us overcome the current financial challenges facing the public sector - while continuing to improve the way local services are delivered - we have developed a co-operative approach to the way we work.

Oldham is a co-operative borough. This means that we are working alongside residents, partners and local businesses, to improve the area and create a confident and ambitious place where everybody does their bit and everybody benefits.

To help us achieve this vision we have developed a set of values that we encourage our residents, employees and partners to live by.

What we expect from our employees

Our staff are central to what we are trying to achieve in Oldham. We need people who share our values and can help us to continue building a co-operative borough.

To help our employees have a clear understanding of what’s expected from them we have five behaviours which we want staff to drive forward and use to guide what they do.

These behaviours support our values and form an important part of the recruitment process. We will look to recruit candidates who can demonstrate their commitment to and ability to work with our behaviours.

Our behaviours are:

  • Work with a resident focus
  • Support local leaders
  • Committed to the borough
  • Take ownership and drive change
  • Deliver high performance

If you think you’ve got what it takes to join us, please check our latest vacancies.