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  • Year established:
    1974
  • Website:
    https://www.trafford.gov.uk/Home.aspx
  • Contact
    • Trafford Council, Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M32 0TH
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About Trafford Council

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.


What is it like to work for Trafford Council

Leadership
Leadership
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
My Manager
Trafford Coucil have a wide variety of learning and development solutions to support leadership and personal development of colleagues. They are also currently developing a standard corporate leadership and management development programme that will be launched shortly and will support the development of system leadership skills and behaviours and the embedding of their new corporate values and behaviours.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
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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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Pensions
    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

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    13%

  • Male : Female:

    24% / 76%

  • Staff:

    2418

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Average Age:

    47

  • Staff Turnover:

    8%

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