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frequently asked questions

We’re here to help. So if you’ve got questions, we’ll do our best to answer. We’ve pulled together a list of the questions we get asked most often.

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You will need to return to the job application site for the employer you are applying to.  You can either follow the links in the job advert on greater.jobs or use the links below to find the right system. 

If the job has been advertised by an employer that is not listed below, you need to check the job advert or contact the employer directly to find out how to complete the application.

Please bookmark the page so you can find it again.

Employer

Job application site

Blackpool council

http://www.blackpooljobs.org.uk/

Bolton

https://boltonjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Bury

https://buryjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

https://gmfrsjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Manchester

https://manchesterjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Oldham

https://oldhamjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Rochdale

https://rochdalejobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Salford

https://salfordjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Stockport

https://jobs.stockport.gov.uk/

Tameside (choose Tameside from the Region dropdown)

https://greaterjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Trafford

Trafford council jobs

Wigan Council

https://wiganjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

 

greater.jobs is a careers website and jobs board operated by a collaboration of public sector employers led by Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council.  Most of the employers in the collaboration also share an on-line recruitment system called an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).  The list of employers who use greater.jobs, and the recruitment system they use can be found on the following page

greater.jobs also publishes job adverts on behalf of other employers, in this case, the advert will link back to that employer’s website for applications.

All our external vacancies are listed on our website at www.greater.jobs.

If you are employed by one of the collaborating employers, you can find the list of their internal vacancies on their internal jobs board.

Select 'Job Alerts' from the menu.  Enter your name, email address and alert criteria and select register. You will receive an email asking you to verify your details, and your alert will be set up. You can set up as many job alerts as you like.

Some of the recruitment systems will have a talent pool where you can register to be notified of vacancies that meet your search criteria and be invited to apply.  Each application system will explain how you can do this.

The majority of jobs on this website allow you to apply online and so a job pack is not required. If the post does not allow you to apply on line, there will be a link to an application form or employer’s website to find the application form.  If you need further assistance, contact details for each employer are available.

The closing date for each vacancy is shown on the website. As long as your form is submitted by that date you can take as long as you wish to complete the form. There may also be a closing time.

Any applications that are made online are submitted straight into the employer’s recruitment system which also allows you to track the progress of your application. If the application is not on line, you can find information about returning application forms in the advert or in the application pack.

You cannot register with greater.jobs, but you can set up one or more job alerts to let you know when a job that meets your requirements is advertised.  When you decide to apply for a job, you will be asked to register and create an account with the relevant employer’s jobs application site.

For data protection reasons, we did not transfer accounts from ‘your council jobs’ to greater.jobs or any of the associated employer jobs sites. You will need to create new job alerts, and register with the relevant employer’s jobs application site when you apply for a job.

Your employer should let you know where you can find out about vacancies that are only available to current staff.

If you are employed by one of the greater.jobs collaboration employers, you can find internal vacancies here:

Employer

Internal vacancies board

Blackpool council

https://greater.jobs/towns-organisations/blackpool-and-fylde/blackpool-and-fylde-internal-jobs/

Bolton

Only available on the Bolton Council Intranet

Bury

https://buryjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

https://gmfrsjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Manchester

https://manchesterjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Oldham

https://oldhamjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Rochdale

https://rochdalejobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Salford

https://salfordjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Stockport

https://jobs.stockport.gov.uk/

Tameside (intranet only)

Tameside internal jobs

Trafford

Trafford council jobs

Wigan Council

https://wiganjobs.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

 

Because of how the sites are structured, you will need to create a separate account for Manchester but a single account will work for Bolton, Bury, GMFRS, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside and Wigan.  You can use the same username and password for the two areas.

You will need to create separate accounts to apply for jobs with Blackpool, Trafford and Stockport Councils.

Because of how the sites are structured, you will need to create a separate account for Manchester but the a single account will work for Bolton, Bury, GMFRS, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside and Wigan.  You can use the same username and password for the two areas.

You will need to create separate accounts to apply for jobs with Blackpool, Trafford and Stockport Councils.