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As an employer we want to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.  

The basics

When you start with us, you’ll benefit from 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 28 days after five years’ service. You can also choose to buy more holidays too.  And because its good to plan for the future, we’ll automatically enrol you into our Pension Scheme  -

Keeping your data safe

And of course we take information security seriously and have a robust procedure for keeping your details confidential and secure.  Please review our HR Privacy Notice on each advert for more information.

Getting you here

We know that how to get here is a big consideration and that’s why we’ve a range of value for money options for travel, with payments being deducted from your salary. You can choose to join one of our bicycle or car loan schemes and if you’re travelling in by car, we offer discounted car parking permits for all the major car parks around town.

Keeping you fit and well

We offer a free, confidential 24 hour helpline via an Employee Assistance Programme and access to a range of information and support via their online portal for all our employees.   If your job requires you to regularly use IT, you get a free eye test and a financial contribution towards new glasses, every two years.   We also offer physiotherapy and occupational vaccination schemes.

Or, how about keeping fit with an annual gym membership?  There are a range of discounted membership options available at gyms across the borough so there’s sure to be something that meets your needs.

Bolton market fruit and veg

Saving you money

Our commitment to saving staff money doesn’t stop there. If it’s a loan you need for those essential items, then Hoot Credit Union, a local financial co-operative are here to help.   We’ve also teamed up with numerous eateries, shops and venues around the town to offer our staff exclusive discounts and seasonal treats. Our award-winning market has a section all of its own for bespoke staff discounts, with many stalls offering a cash discount.   We’re also partnered with the Vivup platform which offers a huge range of discounts from eating out to travel and high street shopping.  You're sure to find something to tempt you!

GM Continuous Service Commitment

Public sector organisations across Greater Manchester have signed up to a Continuous Service Commitment. This means that they 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 service-related benefits. This is part of a move towards greater partnership working across the public sector in Greater Manchester.

For further information see  

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

Bolton Council is proud of the support it offers to the armed services community, and currently holds the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award.

Through our strong relationships with our communities and partners, we strive to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into Bolton Council. We recognise and value your previous service in the Armed Forces and will support you to reach your full potential. For those who continue to serve their country, we also provide paid time off for Reservists, enabling you to undertake essential training without impacting on your annual leave entitlement.

The Council delivers a huge number of essential services including public health, social care, planning, street maintenance, schools and libraries, with hundreds of different job types. 

We recognise that those within the Armed Forces community have unique skills and significant experiences to bring to civilian life, and we wish to embrace these qualities within the Bolton Family. We therefore offer a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria, providing eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs.

Armed forces information – Bolton Council


Flexible Working

We know that Work/Life balance is important for everyone's wellbeing so we offer a range of flexible working opportunities subject to the needs of the role from hybrid home-office working, job share or condensed hours, sabbaticals, family-friendly leave policies, volunteering leave and so on.