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Trafford Council are responsible for a large range of vital services for people and business in the metropolitan borough of Trafford, including: social care; schools; housing; planning; waste collection; licensing; and business support. Trafford Council is one of the biggest employers in the borough and they strive to be an employer of choice. The Council provides a great benefits package, a real focus on health and wellbeing, widespread flexible working, as well as extensive learning, succession and development opportunities. Above all they have passionate staff displaying their EPIC values, who care about improving the experience of their residents and visitors and who want to give back to the community. Their values, to which all employees follow on a daily basis, stand for: empower; people centred; inclusive; and collaborative. Trafford Council encourage a mixed and blended approach to professional and personal development. They produce a learning and development calendar that outlines all the training available to colleagues which is a mix of job specific training and skills and behaviour development. These events are complemented by their e-learning modules. There are over 250 e-learning modules available to colleagues. The Council have routes for colleagues to be supported to attain professional qualifications throughout their UPSKILL and professional qualification programme. Qualifications range from mindfulness, post graduate certificates in family group conferences to formal management qualifications.

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My Company

88% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

The CEO has a regular monthly blog to communicate with staff, as well as corporate updates and a newsletter via email. They also head up any large staff events, like their 'let's talk' engagement sessions and annual employee recognition awards.


My Team

78% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

The CEO has a regular monthly blog to communicate with staff, as well as corporate updates and a newsletter via email. They also head up any large staff events, like their 'let's talk' engagement sessions and annual employee recognition awards.


My Manager

75% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Trafford Council and CCG have partnered together with the provision of a mental health first aid network. These are trained volunteers from the workforce who are a point of contact if colleagues, or someone they are concerned about, are experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. The network of 19 mental health first aiders are based in a variety of teams and locations and are promoted through intranet pages, posters and flyers and as part of any initiatives and promotional campaigns.


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Employees earning £35k+
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Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Pensions

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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