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Who are we?

Tameside is a great place to live and work and is one of the highest performing council’s in the country, being awarded LGC Council of the Year 2016.

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 2,700 employees (excluding schools) delivering vital services to it’s 219,000 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!

employees excluding schools

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.

Our People Plan has five strategic aims supporting a positive culture to embrace the changes and challenges ahead, whilst delivering our key priorities:

  • Authentic &  Compassionate Leadership - To develop and support our managers to lead employees with authenticity and compassion, enabling them to thrive & stay connected. Effective leadership is essential in creating the conditions for motivated and engaged employees and all our leaders are given the essential tools and learning to lead and manage their teams and services effectively.
  • Diverse, Inclusive & Hybrid Workforce - To demonstrate the many different ways that our people can contribute to the success of achieving our purpose by ensuring that they feel valued and supported enough to feel able to do so.
  • Health and Wellbeing -To create a positive, collaborative, safe and healthy working environment where all employees can thrive, flourish and achieve.  We want our workforce to be healthy, happy and resilient.
  • Employee Engagement and Communication  - To give employees a voice to be heard; to be creative, to influence and to collaborate on how services are delivered; whilst ensuring key messages are communicated throughout the entire workforce.
  • Learning and Development - Grow and nurture our workforce at all levels, investing in workforce learning and development opportunities for all colleagues to enhance the effective delivery of our services.

 What can you expect from us?

  • A fair salary and benefits
  • Opportunities for good health and wellbeing
  • Help you to grow, develop and to do your best
  • Enable you to be creative and innovative
  • Fully involve you in changes that affect you and your work
  • Listen, and act on your ideas and feedback

Working together, we are proud to work for Tameside!

Our People Plan plays a critical role in embedding our values and behaviours, which will enable transformational change, whilst driving continual improvement in delivering our priorities. We pride ourselves on living by our STRIVE values of Support, Trust, Respect, Integrity, Value Diversity and Engage.  Our values underpin our practice and behaviours and are at the heart of everything that we do. How we do things are just as important as what we do.

What we would expect from you…

  • Give your best and have a positive, can do attitude
  • Continually learn, grow and develop
  • Be open to feedback and work positively with your colleagues
  • Tell us if there is a better way of doing things and speak up if we need to put things right
  • Adapt and welcome change that affects you and your work
  • Be healthy, happy, here!



What else can we offer?

As well as making a difference to your community and working for one of the highest performing council’s in the country, here are some other reasons we think you should consider a career with us:

Tameside 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.

An induction that will help you to understand what to expect once you start at Tameside, how the council works and how your role contributes towards the council’s aims and objectives.

Tameside has a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for staff and customers and we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the community we serve.

We have a comprehensive workforce development programme, leadership development programme, as well as an aspiring manager programme and all employees receive an annual development review once a year in order to identify any development needs, including access to professional qualifications. There is also free access to around 200 online training courses.

Up to 30 days leave per year depending on pay grade. This 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.

We appreciate that it can be difficult to find a job that fits in with your personal life. Tameside is committed to improving the work life balance of employees and has a number of policies in place around various types of flexible working. Tameside also has many family friendly policies in place, including generous schemes covering maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

Tameside offers a range of salary sacrifice schemes.

Teachers can join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found by visiting

Most other Tameside MBC employees can join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). The LGPS is run by regional funds and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) is the fund that Tameside MBC employees pay into. More information about GMPF and LGPS pensions can be found at

We offer a range of other staff benefits including discounts at local shops, restaurants, health and fitness clubs and much more.