We’re all about people here, striving to make Team Wigan an amazing and inclusive place to live, work and visit. We foster a kind and positive team culture and work collaboratively to support one another to get things done, whilst encouraging innovation and accountability through our Team Wigan Behaviours.
There is a job here for everyone, regardless of what stage you are in your career. We are committed to supporting local people to benefit from the good jobs we have on offer.
As one of the biggest employers in the borough we have focused on our relationship with staff and pride ourselves on our innovative range of engagement and exclusive health, wellbeing, reward, and recognition initiatives.
If you are not quite ready to apply for a job with Team Wigan, we work with our local partners including Job Centre Plus, colleges and universities, to connect local people to development opportunities and work experience.
As a Top 100 Apprenticeship employer, we are recognised for our commitment in creating new and diverse apprenticeships with a large number of employees successfully achieving their qualifications.
We were also crowned 'Council of the Year' in the prestigious LGC Awards 2019 and iese Awards 2021. Leader of Wigan Council Councillor David Molyneux said: “Just to be shortlisted in such a prestigious category at these national awards is a great accolade for the council but to win is phenomenal. This is an enormous achievement for us and is acknowledgement of all that has been achieved through The Deal."
At the recent APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) awards 2023, Wigan Council was once again named as Council of the Year!
Here at Wigan we promote equality of opportunity and are accredited with the disability confident employer symbol which shows our commitment to the employment of disabled people.
We are proud to have been presented the Carer confident award by demonstrating we are an inclusive workforce where carers are recognised, respected and supported.
Alison McKenzie-Folan, Chief Executive of Wigan Council said: “The recognition Wigan Council gets on a national level is down to the hard work of our brilliant staff. We look forward to continuing to work closely with our partners to reform services and adopting a person-centred approach that has our residents’ strengths at the heart.”
Our people are what make Wigan a special place to work and creating a place where we are happy and healthy is at the heart of everything we do. Our #TeamWiganDeal sets out how we work together to create an environment where we can all be our best self.
Team Wigan is who we are and how we do things – a shared culture that celebrates our people and their achievements. It helps us to understand the impact we all have, and how we will achieve our priorities as part of The Deal 2030 strategy. It’s all about how we deliver The Deal together.
The Team Wigan behaviours encourage our staff to work more imaginatively and more creatively; to leave behind traditional ways of thinking and traditional methods; and to be at the forefront of a new way of working that has the potential to impact positively on people’s lives in Wigan.
"Take Pride in all that you do and support and develop yourself and others."
"Be open to doing things differently and working collaboratively with others."
"Be responsible for making things better, enabling change and supporting improvement."
"Be helpful, generous and thoughtful towards yourself and others."
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.
From a generous pension scheme, a range of wellbeing support, to an employee benefits platform - what we offer at Wigan is much more than just a payslip. Here are the fantastic benefits available for our employees.
Working in partnership with our services and local partners including colleges and universities, our Employment Pathways Team nurture a coordinated approach to connect local people to development opportunities, work experience and jobs.
If you’re a student, interested in work experience or student placement, please speak to your college or university work experience coordinator to see which opportunities are available to you.
If you’re a local college or university and interested in co-designing a new programme with the employment pathways team to create this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to help your local community while gaining valuable skills and experience? There are a variety of exciting volunteering opportunities across the Council.
We are pleased to say that our approach to wellbeing has been externally recognised, though the achievement of The Workplace Wellbeing Charter. This kitemark assures us that we are doing the right kinds of things to keep Team Wigan well and the assessment has given us ideas for what more we can all do.
We know that sometimes more specialist support is needed, and we provide links to local and national support organisations to help with the challenges we sometimes face.
Our Wellbeing Champions are always there to talk, to support, assist with ideas and connect you to places that might help.
Wigan Council alongside many of Greater Manchester’s public sector organisations have signed up to a continuous service commitment.
This means that 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 service-related benefits. Employees can make the most of those benefits that are linked to their length of continuous service, such as annual leave entitlement, sick pay and maternity schemes.
The landmark commitment has been achieved as a result of partnership working between Greater Manchester’s public sector employers and our trade union partners. It is an example of how we are using the opportunities of devolution to find better ways to recruit and retain high quality staff in our transforming public services. .
For more information, please contact your employer or prospective employer directly.
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We know it can sometimes be daunting starting a new job, but don't worry as here at Wigan we do all we can to give you the most supportive and informative welcome.
From the moment you accept our offer, you'll receive a warm welcome card in the post, access to a comprehensive digital welcome brochure, providing valuable insights into our culture, values, and essential information. You’ll also be invited to attend an induction session with our Chief Executive.
We have a full induction programme planned for all new starters, that includes a dedicated session on our staff wellbeing initiatives. That’s not all! For those joining us as line managers, we offer a specialised Manager Induction, tailored to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to lead your team confidently.
If you’re courageous, positive, accountable and kind, Wigan Council is the perfect place for your next career move.