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    • Manchester City Council, Town Hall Extension Albert Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M60 2LA
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About Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council is the local government authority for Manchester, a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. The Council is composed of 96 councillors, three for each of the 32 electoral wards of Manchester, while employing over 7,000 people.

The 'Our Manchester Strategy' sets out the Council's ambitions for the shape of the City by 2025; Manchester faces many challenges but is an ambitious, exciting and vibrant City. Significant programmes to grow the city include: job creation, more homes, a skilled labour market and improved connectivity and infrastructure.

Employee engagement is at the heart of delivering the 'Our Manchester Strategy' and a range of engagement systems, events and internal communications focus on strengthening employee engagement. 'About you' is the Council's performance management framework which provide regular opportunities for strength based conversations where employees can discuss any issues related to work life.

The Council also ensure that employee wellbeing is at the forefront of day to day operations. Their Employee Assistance Programme has been in operation since May 2017, which is a free 24/7 confidential helpline for employees and their dependants offering advice on a range of issues from emotional distress, to debt and legal support. The EAP is accessible to employees via a free telephone line and an web portal.

What is it like to work for Manchester City Council

My Manager
My Manager
A coaching and mentoring approach has been piloted within the Council, which is aimed at enabling their people to develop their strengths and gain the support and feedback they need to achieve their career aspirations and positively contribute to their strategic vision for organisational change.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The 'Our Manchester Leadership' and management programmes, 'Raising the Bar' and 'Aspiring Managers' courses are designed to support managers develop the skills needed to become great managers. This includes learning skills to improve resident engagement.
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My Company
Manchester City Council has partnered with the Manchester College and Pure Innovations for 10 years in the provision of Supported Internships for young people with learning and physical disabilities and those with Mental ill health.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

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    33% / 67%

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