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So, Oldham is a great place to live and has a clear, co-operative ethos.

But what are the benefits of working for Oldham Council for you?

Well, we know that entering a new workplace can be a daunting experience and new starters often have a lot to learn in a short space of time.

So what we do is offer a comprehensive system of support to every new member of the team.

New starters

On your first day we’ll provide you with all the information you need to hit the ground running through our induction process and we’ll ensure you get all the backing you need from your manager.

We also encourage teams to run a buddy system where a colleague will help you with any queries you have about the working environment, travel to work, operating procedures and much more.

This helps to ensure new starters settle in quickly and can get straight down to business.

Once you’ve got your feet under the table here you’ll quickly discover that one of the biggest selling points of working in Oldham is our comprehensive programme of staff support and benefits.

Health and wellbeing

Our comprehensive range of staff support and benefits is headlined by our exciting workplace health and wellbeing programme, Fit for Oldham which helps us to be a happy and healthy workforce.

As well as providing a rolling programme of in-house exercise classes including yoga, Zumba and boxing, we also run wellbeing-related sessions like mindfulness and reiki.


On top of that there are a range of exciting social, sporting and creative activities from art and crafts classes and our in-house choir to team sport activities like 5-a-side football and netball.

These sessions have proven incredibly popular with more than 500 members of staff taking part during the first year of the programme.

And that’s not all we offer to help keep you happy and healthy at work.

We provide a dedicated 24 hours a day, seven days a week Employee Assistance telephone line which offers services like counselling and debt, legal and tax advice.


We also have a full package of staff offers which can help you save a small fortune.

Our membership of the Vectis card scheme offers deals at many top high street branded retailers while our staff benefits scheme, which operates via salary sacrifice, will soon provide amazing deals on low emission cars, bikes and more.

Ultimately, we need staff in Oldham who are motivated and driven to do their very best for our wonderful town.

So, the most important thing in our work environment is ensuring that members of our team are rewarded and recognised when they do a good job.

Reward and recognition

To ensure our staff are rewarded and recognised we run our popular annual awards scheme, The Top Awards, which has been so successful it is being mimicked by councils up and down the country.

We reward staff for long service too by making presentations to employees who achieve significant milestones and strive to help employees progress their careers thanks to our dedicated in-house Organisational Development team.


Working for Oldham is great and we have the support infrastructure that people need to progress, develop and graduate into higher roles.

We have a proud record of internal promotions and strive to empower staff to achieve their potential.

So, if you’re an ambitious, driven and proud person with the skills to meet one of our available jobs, why not put in an application now.

You could soon be enjoying all the benefits that working for Oldham has to offer.

Supporting our Armed Forces

Finally, we are fully supportive of employees who are members of or wish to join the Reserve Forces. Additional paid leave is available to reservists to accommodate mandatory annual reservist training.