Key Employer Information

Wigan Council
People Services - Workforce Resourcing
Town Hall
Library Street

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Why work for Wigan Council?

Wigan Council employees can expect to receive a wide range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits, that can be seen below: 

  • Financial Rewards
  • A competitive and fair pay structure. 
  • Excellent annual leave provision of 24 days*, increasing to 31 days after five years service. 
  • Public holidays in addition to the above. 
  •  A final salary pension scheme, with the ability to increase your pension by paying extra       
  • Voluntary retirement at age 60 or the opportunity to work beyond 65. 
  • Long service awards.
    *annual leave arrangements are currently being aligned, and at present are dependant upon grade.

Work-life Balance
Wigan Council has a commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees.  With our family friendly policies we help you get the most out of your family life. 

We also offer the following:

  • Flexi-time scheme, alongside job share opportunities and term time working. 
  • Parental leave, adoption leave and compassionate leave. 
  • Career breaks. 
  •  An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), for free advice from trained professionals 
    about aspects of your personal life.
  • Stress management programmes.

Performance, Recognition and Development

  • Annual Employee Development Reviews (EDR's).
  • Mentoring and shadowing opportunities.
  • Awide choice of in-house and job specific training and development courses.
  • Career development through professional qualifications. 
  • Progression through steps in pay grades to reflect experience.

Voluntary employee benefits schemes
As well as our work related benefits, we can also offer a range of voluntary benefits, including:

  • Discounts at local restaurants, retailers, hairdressers. 
  • Health club memberships. 
  •  Benenden Healthcare scheme. 
  •  HealthSure medical cash plan.  
  •  Eye test vouchers.

In addition to these, we also operate a number of salary sacrifice schemes, some of which are outlined below:

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