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See the above video, where John Herring, Director of Organisational Development and Culture at the NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership and Board Member of the Charter, celebrates the new Members and explains the significance of this launch.


These Members are contributing to the growing Greater Manchester good employment movement; and positively impacting over 20,000 employees with their good practice.

This includes two NHS organisations, one of which is the first NHS Foundation Trust to gain Membership. This is a significant milestone for Greater Manchester and the health and social care sector, as we work hand in hand to ensure positive progress for good employment practice.

The latest Members are:

These organisations – representing the health and social care, charity, and the construction sector, have implemented positive practice across all seven characteristics of good employment. This means more employees across Greater Manchester will be assured they can experience fair pay, secure hours, and positive working practices across the board.  

Transitioning from a ‘Supporter’ to a ‘Member’ of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter requires employers to complete an assessment and technical panel review, to ensure alignment with the Charter’s seven characteristics of good employment. Learn more about the process, and how you can get involved here.

Below, read quotes from our new Members to learn more about this achievement.  

Our commitment to good employment applies to all our staff, regardless of how much, or how often they work for us. We firmly believe in supporting our staff, treating them well and having a good all-round employment offer, including salary, terms and conditions, employee voice, recognition and engagement, because we know this is a key factor in delivering the level and quality of services the people of Bolton deserve.

Bolton GP Federation - Chief Officer, Michael Smith

We are delighted to be recognised as a full member of the GM Employment Charter. We strive to be a great place to work, following through the values and principles of our charitable mission into how we think about our offer to our fantastic and hard working staff team. We are looking forward to learning from other members of the community as well as sharing our own best practice so that we can work together to make all of Greater Manchester a great place to work.

Groundwork Greater Manchester -Deborah Murray, Executive Director

I am delighted that the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised by the Greater Manchester Employment Charter as the first NHS Trust to be become a full member of the Good Employment Charter. We were able to demonstrate how we care, appreciate and inspire our 20,000 colleagues every day in the brilliant work they do caring for the communities we serve. This news coincides with the publication of the NHS national staff survey where we have seen improved scores as colleagues are embracing our flexible approach to working.

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust - Nicky Clarke, Chief of People

As a Salford based contractor, we are proud of our appointment to the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter. It recognises the hard work put in by our staff in developing our company’s employment standards and conditions, which in turn has led to excellent recruitment opportunities and staff retention. We look forward to continuing to engage with the charter and developing and learning further.

Schofield & Sons - Dan Schofield, Managing Director