Working in Bolton offers a great place to live, work and play - from history and heritage to breath-taking countryside, Bolton's got the lot.  Museums jam-packed with ancient artefacts, fantastic countryside, award-winning attractions, town centre cinemas and theatres, along with fast-paced sport, you’ll be sure to find something for you and your family to do here.  

Roles with Bolton Council range from office roles through to manual workers, care staff, teachers, social worker, lawyers, social media experts… and everything in between!  Our range of staff benefits, generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and flexible working options make us a great place to work. We’re a friendly bunch, with core Values and Behaviours that help to shape how we do things. 

For more information on working at Bolton, help and support and to access all our roles you’ll find them in one easy to use place - - Bolton - Home | (

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Advice and Support

For advice and support on everything from completing job applications, how benefits might be affected and transferable skills,  there are a few options you can look at:

Top Tips for Candidates

Please see the document linked in the Downloads section.

The Workshop

Bolton council's very own The Workshop provides free support to help local residents find sustainable, long-term employment. We also offer help and support with skills, qualifications, and work experience. We are a highly motivated team who will work hard to help you achieve your goals. The Workshop (

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

DWP have a range of help available to jobseekers including essential advice about which sectors are recruiting now, transferable skills and how to secure a new role. ­

Get help with your application

You can access support when applying for all jobs through the National Careers Service.  Qualified career advisers offer telephone appointments tailored to suit your personal circumstances and can cover the following:

  • Securing employment
  • CV writing and interview techniques
  • Returning to work after a break.

To get support visit the National Careers Service website or call 0161 393 6473.

Support with Childcare

For help with childcare costs see:

Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Free Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK

Support with Employability, Life Skills and Digital Skills

Starts with you Ltd. is a social enterprise subsidiary of Bolton at Home, delivering a range of services on a commercial basis and re-investing profits in the delivery of social impact (social value). We aspire to champion and demonstrate a kinder, fairer way of doing business, trading profitably and ethically, and re-investing profits in our Purpose. We exist, not only to deliver our brilliant support and services but to do it in a way that makes a difference to the people and places we work with and in – we call it our “Positive Change”.

For job seeker help and support see :

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