If you are looking for a public sector job in Manchester then you will find many useful facts and resources on this page to help you. We aim to give you information s on the major public sector employers and local authorities in the Greater Manchester area. There are many public sector jobs advertised by all of the different councils in the North West. For example Salford City Council in the North west employs over 11,000 people on its own. Vacancies can arise in many different sectors from education to sports to social services.

About Manchester
The city has a population estimated to be in the region of over 450,000, although the Greater Manchester area has a combined population of over 2 and a half million people. Greater Manchester includes the local authorities of Salford, Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Trafford and Tameside.

Manchester expanded rapidly due to the industrial revolution during the Victorian era, and gained city status in 1853. It was a centre of textile manufacturing and was famous for its cotton mills. In 2002 the XVII Commonwealth Games were hosted in the city.

In the city there are three different tiers of government and politics. There is national government through representation in parliament, there is local government through elected councillors, and finally there is the European parliament and MEP’s.

Below is a list of some Manchester public sector employers who it may be worth while contacting if you are looking for jobs vacancies:

Greater Manchester Police
This is the police force responsible for law enforcement in the city of Manchester. It currently employs approximately over 12,000 people, over 8000 being serving police officers, most of the rest being civilian employees. They recruit every year for many different positions, ranging from administrative work to probationary police officers. As you can imagine their mission statement is to make the city a safer place and to bring criminals to justice.

Contact details:

Greater Manchester Police
P.O. Box 22,
M16 0RE
Telephone: 0161 872 5050
Website: www.gmp.police.uk

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
In the United Kingdom this is the biggest fire service outside of London, and employ over 2500 fire fighting and also administrative staff. Their service covers a catchment area of over 2 and a half million people. Each year they attend tens of thousands of incident, helping to save life’s and property and to make the country safer for everyone. Their work involves them not just in fire fighting but also in safety awareness and prevention, for instance like carrying out Home Fire Risk Assessments. There are many different types of jobs at the GMFRS you could apply for with them, from being a fire fighter to having a support role like a Control Centre Operator.

Contact details:

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
146 Bolton Road
M27 8US
Telephone: 0161 736 5866
Website: www.manchesterfire.gov.uk

Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organization
This is a organization dedicated to helping to support and organize the voluntary sector within the North West. It offers support and advice to volunteers and charities and helps them to network with each other as well as pool their resources. They do occasionally have paid positions arise and it may be worth while contacting their human resources recruitment department.

Contact details:

St Thomas Centre,
Ardwick Green North,
M12 6FZ
Telephone: 0161 277 1000
Website: www. gmcvo.org.uk


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