About Bury

Bury is located within the northern part of Greater Manchester, approximately 30 minutes away from Manchester City Centre and Manchester airport and around an hour and a half from the spectacular Yorkshire Dales and the unique Lake District.

The ultimate mix of both town and countryside, Bury is wrapped around the valley of the River Irwell and nestles under the Pennine hills. Across the borough there are 12 Green Flag national standard parks, and at the East Lancashire Heritage Railway there’s the opportunity to step back in time and ride the 12 mile line through scenic countryside. Every stop along the way offers a host of things to see and do from real ale bars and quirky tea rooms, independent boutiques and high street shopping, restaurants and cafes to museums, galleries, theatres and more.

Our lively towns and charming villages are all rich with heritage, history and fascinating stories, each offering their own unique and varied identity and hospitality venues. On the shopping front, Bury has several neighbourhood shopping locations, including; The Rock retail and leisure complex, Mill Gate indoor shopping centre and Bury’s famous indoor and outdoor markets.

Employment opportunities are varied and plentiful and with such excellent transport links travel is easy to and from work, either within Bury or wider afield.

Bury is a safe place to live too; with one of the lowest crime rates in the region and one of the highest performing education authorities. There’s a wide choice of quality homes, a great town centre retail and leisure offer and house prices that are lower than in southern counterparts.

About the Council:

Bury is part of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and an active player in the Manchester City Region. The Council has 17 wards each electing three councillors. Bury Council is Labour led.

The management structure of the Council is currently based on five departments: Children & Young People, One Commissioning Organisation – Strategic Commissioning, Corporate Core Services, Operations & Business Growth & Infrastructure.

The Council is strongly committed to working in partnership with other agencies in the Borough through the mechanism of Team Bury, our Local Strategic Partnership. Relationships are particularly close with the NHS, Greater Manchester Police, the voluntary and community sector and our two outstanding local colleges.

At Bury Council you will join an inspiring, hard working and enthusiastic management team who work at pace and set ambitious but achievable goals. The leadership team promotes a positive, supportive culture with significant trust and autonomy afforded to its senior staff. What is crucial however, to their team ethos is that every senior leader takes responsibility for the hands-on delivery of their business units strategic goals.