Wellbeing and Benefits

Your wellbeing matters. Here at Oldham Council, we have a wide range of wellbeing and support services available to our employees and we’re always evolving our offer to make sure it provides the best possible support.

Download our Wellbeing Matters booklet where you’ll find a variety of support, from occupational health, to financial wellbeing, and mental health first aid.


We know the right salary and benefits are important to you, which is why we offer a competitive salary and pension from the moment you join us, complemented by clear progression routes to help you progress your career and earnings to support your ambitions.

Alongside that, you’ll have access to high quality learning and development, discounts at major retailers, access to our Cycle to Work scheme, a generous holiday entitlement, our commitment to work/life balance, lots of opportunities to ensure your voice is heard and your ideas brought forward, and recognition through our staff awards and long service scheme.

What’s not to love?!

Vivup staff benefits platform

We have partnered up with Vivup to offer a one-stop-shop for all of our employee benefits, including access to a huge range of savings and discounts for shopping, entertainment, eating-out, eating-in, travel, motoring and local discounts. As well as that we also offer salary sacrifice schemes for Cycle to Work, Bike Shop (bikes for leisure purposes or bike accessories) and Home and Electronics (technology and home appliances from the UK’s leading retailers).


Each year we hold our annual staff awards ceremony which allows the council to express our gratitude and celebrate the outstanding efforts of colleagues who work with a resident focus every single day.

We also recognise and celebrate those who have reached significant milestones through our Long Service Awards.

Learning and Development

We recognise the importance of the continual development and growth of staff, and offer a comprehensive range of learning and development opportunities to help staff develop new skills and progress in their career throughout their working time here.

Flexible working

Traditional working patterns might not be ideal for everyone, particularly where families are concerned, so we offer a variety of flexible working options including family-friendly patterns such as part-time and flexible start/finish times supported wherever possible, the opportunity to buy extra annual leave, and mobile working technologies to support with our blended approach to working.


We offer a great range of travel benefits including a car allowance if you need to drive your own vehicle to fulfil the duties of your job, season ticket loans for annual bus and Metrolink tickets, and a flexible parking pass which can be used in our Town Centre car parks.

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