Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Local Authority
  • Year established:
    1974
  • Website:
    http://WWW.MANCHESTER.GOV.UK
  • Contact
    • Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, Manchester, M60 2LA

About Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council (MCC) work with other local and national agencies delivering quality public services, support a productive economy and promote the city of Manchester as a great place to live, work and visit for all people.

Through their Our Manchester strategy, the authority has agreed four behaviours to underpin its passionate approach: Proud, Listen, Own it and Work together. To make their Our Manchester behaviours more meaningful to the workforce, MCC introduced an interactive training experience to take all employees through the journey of the city.

This strategy aims to equip all staff with the knowledge they need to understand the values, and what it means to them in their roles.

Chief Executive Joanne Roney is dedicated to making MCC a great place to work, and was quick to make staff engagement a key priority in her role. During her first week, Joanne launched a blog on the intranet to detail her thoughts and make herself accessible to the wider workforce.


What is it like to work for Manchester City Council

Leadership
Leadership
Chief Executive Joanne Roney leads Listening in Action sessions with the leader of the council Sir Richard Leese. So far, almost 1,500 employees have been through the sessions, which take form as interactive Q&A events.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
With over 50% of their workforce residing in Manchester, the Council takes great pride in supporting their own communities. They recently approved the expansion of their volunteering policy to three days per year to further strengthen employees’ opportunities to be involved with community initiatives.
My Company
My Company
Since their last engagement survey, Manchester City Council have launched a number of programmes aimed at improving employee wellbeing. A number of wellbeing activities have introduced include weight loss sessions, a new cycle to work scheme and a workplace choir.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    180

  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    4%

  • Staff Turnover:

    4%

  • Average Age:

    47

  • Staff:

    6926

Accreditation

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