Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Local Authority
  • Year established:
    1974
  • Website:
    http://www.manchester.gov.uk
  • Contact
    • Manchester Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Manchester, Greater 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

My Manager
My Manager
‘Our Manchester’, a ten-year strategy, and a Greater Manchester Leadership Framework have revised how the council develop and support leaders to deliver this vision. Two leadership and management development programmes receive excellent feedback by combining half-day workshops with assessment and diagnostic tools.
My Team
My Team
A crowdsourcing tool supports staff engagement and communications for staff in MCC and the NHS as part of health and social care integration, while workshop ideas are shared with staff. Annual Leadership Summits bring together the top 300 managers to deliver key leadership messages.
My Company
My Company
The ‘Our Manchester’ strategy sets out the city’s long-term vision (2016-2025) to be thriving and sustainable, highly skilled, progressive and equitable, liveable and low-carbon, and connected. The vision is for Manchester to be in the top flight of world-class cities by 2025.

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 to all staff 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 all staff

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    16%

  • UK sites:

    180

  • Staff Turnover:

    3%

  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

  • Average Age:

    47

  • Staff:

    7088

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