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Rewards and Benefits

At Tameside, we recognise the hard work and commitment demonstrated by our employees every day, and we have a great Rewards & Benefits package available, to say Thank You!

Flexible Working

ClockAt Tameside, we understand that work-life balance is really important, and we want to support our employees to find a balance that works for both the individual and the needs of the service, and so working flexibly is encouraged where possible, with many of our services operating a flexi-time scheme.  We also have a number of policies and procedures in place that support flexible working, including generous schemes covering a career break, maternity, paternity and adoption leave; and applications for formal flexible working arrangements are welcomed including compressed hours and working a 9 day fortnightly working pattern.


Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment

PeopleTameside Council has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.


Annual Leave


Employees get up to 31 days leave per year depending on pay grade, which is in addition to statutory bank holidays. Part time workers have their leave calculated on a pro-rata basis depending on the amount of hours they work. We also operate a Holiday Purchase scheme which enables you to apply to purchase additional leave.


Green Travel


To support the Council’s commitment to being more carbon literate, employees are encouraged to choose greener ways of travelling.  To support this, the Council offers a Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme, which means employees can purchase a bike, including the option of an e-bike, up to the value of £5,000! 

The Council also has a car lease salary sacrifice scheme which is designed to provide eligible employees with competitively priced and trouble free motoring.


Pension Scheme


Tameside MBC employees can join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), run by regional funds. The Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) is the fund that Tameside MBC employees pay into. For more information, please visit

Teachers can join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, please visit

There is an option to top up your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions This is a salary sacrifice scheme that results in savings on your Tax and National Insurance.


Health & Wellbeing


We want to support you to achieve a positive balance between your work and home life and offer you access to a wide range of support for you to be and remain healthy and well in work. 

From our wide range of Health & Wellbeing initiatives, such as Wellbeing and Mindfulness sessions, Health & Wellbeing Champions, Mental Health First Aiders, Occupational Health Service and Counselling Services; we’ll meet you where you’re at, and support you to be healthy, happy, here.


Career Development Opportunities


At Tameside, we have a comprehensive Workforce Development Programme, which includes our ILM Assured Leadership & Management Development Programme, as well as our Aspiring Leaders Programme, plus free access to around 200 online training courses.  We also have a suite of training sessions delivered by our own Workforce Development Team, to support and help you to thrive at work.

We also have a range of other development opportunities, such as job shadowing, coaching and mentoring.  And don’t forget – apprenticeships are for all ages, and not just for individuals just getting started in their career.  They are a great way to learn and develop your skills whilst working.

In addition, all employees receive a My Performance Review in order to identify any development needs, including access to professional qualifications.


Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter

GGECIn December 2020, Tameside Council became the first Local Authority to become a Member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter. As a Member, we are committed to providing work that is secure, flexible and fairly paid, ensuring our employees are developed, well-managed and engaged, with their health and wellbeing a top priority.


Discounts and Benefits

WalletWe offer a range of other staff benefits including discounts at local shops, restaurants, health and fitness clubs and much more – helping you to help your salary go further!