Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Local Government Authority
  • Website:
    http://www.wigan.gov.uk
  • Contact
    • Wigan Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN3 3DS

About Wigan Council


What is it like to work for Wigan Council

Leadership
Leadership
The senior leadership have increased their visibility through top down communications. Their Chief Executive and the leader of the council deliver regular listening sessions throughout the year. This provides staff with an opportunity to share their views and hear directly from the senior leadership team. In addition each director holds similar sessions and shares key messages with staff based in their directorate.
My Team
My Team
The company have dedicated internal communications specialists who work with their services to ensure that key messages are communicated to staff in ways that are suited to the various job roles in the organisation. Their intranet is updated on a weekly basis and followed up with weekly news alerts to staff to let them know what's going on. Their Chief Executive sends out a monthly brief with her key updates, also directors sends out their own brief to share updates at a local level. They have television screens displayed within all their office buildings and these show key messages and updates of what's going on at Wigan Council. They also have a text messaging service staff can sign up to receive key updates.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
As the company aren't able to give local pay rises they have implemented an online benefits platform named my rewards. The platform is home to all of their local and national discounts and it helps to make their employees money go further. They reward staff that achieve 100% attendance through their attendance reward scheme. The rewards that are available include quarterly and accumulative cash prize draws, recognition letters and an additional paid leave. In addition the council runs an annual staff recognition award scheme named the 'Confident Council Awards' All nominees for the awards are made by other colleagues within the organisation. They have nine award categories this year that support their core behaviours. The awards are: - Apprentice of the Year - Customer Excellence - Giving Something Back - Innovation and Improvement - Manager of the Year - One Team, One Council - Positive Partnership - Staff Deal Ambassador of the Year – Wellbeing.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • 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

  • Earning £35,000+:

    10%

  • Male : Female:

    31% / 69%

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Staff:

    4330

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Staff Turnover:

    5%

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