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

One of the biggest selling points of working for Oldham Council is the great range of benefits and support available to staff.  

New starters

We offer comprehensive support to every new member of the team to help you hit the ground running. On your first day your manager will provide you with an induction pack providing you with all the information you need to get you started, and you will also receive online induction training. Your manager will continue to support you throughout your probationary period.



Health and wellbeing

Our exciting workplace health and wellbeing programme, Fit for Oldham, helps us to be a happy and healthy workforce by providing a popular rolling programme of in-house exercise classes and wellbeing-related sessions like mindfulness and reiki.

We also provide a dedicated 24 / 7 Employee Assistance telephone line which offers confidential services such as counselling and advice on legal, debt and tax issues.


Work/life balance

A traditional 9am-5pm working pattern might not be ideal for everyone, particularly where families are concerned, so we offer a variety of flexible working options and mobile working technologies.

Special leave is available if you need to take time away from work to deal with family emergencies or to undertake public duties, and we also offer staff the opportunity to apply for a career break.  Our volunteering scheme also allows you up to three days per year to volunteer with organisations in Oldham.


Travel benefits

We offer a range of travel benefits including a car allowance if you need to drive your own vehicle to fulfil the duties of your job, a motor vehicle insurance protection scheme, and discounts on a range of public transport tickets.

Reward, recognition and personal development

We reward our staff through our annual awards scheme, The Top Awards and recognise those who have reached significant milestones through our long service awards.  

We also offer opportunities for you to develop and progress your career, including management development programmes and e-learning packages on our Learning Management System.

Exclusive discounts

We arrange a variety of offers and discounts exclusively for our staff, which can help you save a small fortune.  Discounts are available at local and national retailers, restaurants, cinemas, gyms, theme parks and more.