Why work for us?

GMSS provides expert support and advice to clinical commissioners across Greater Manchester to help deliver improved health services to their local populations. We are Greater Manchester's foremost shared service provider employing around 350 staff across two main bases; Ellen House in Oldham and St James's House in Salford.

We operate a wide portfolio of services including Communications, Engagement and Marketing, Contract Management and Performance, Finance, IT and many more, meaning we have opportunities for people with a wide range of experiences and skills. Each of our services provides essential support to the delivery of front line health and social care services across Greater Manchester. For more information about all of our services click here.

We are an organisation committed to our corporate objectives. We strive to:

  • Ensure effective interfaces internally and externally across Greater Manchester with NHS Greater Manchester Shared Services, Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS England, other clients and stakeholders and raise the profile of shared services across Greater Manchester as Devolution embeds
  • Continually improve and enhance services by effective performance, financial and risk management including client feedback
  • Ensure services offer best value for money
  • Fully engage and develop staff through excellent line management

As a values based organisation we hold collaboration, professionalism, integrity, innovation and ensuring everyone counts true to everything we do.

Along with more than 1.5 million other NHS staff our staff have a role in ensuring NHS services can be delivered in the most efficient, effective and patient centred way in a challenging and often changing health and social care environment.

Why Greater Manchester?

Greater Manchester is a thriving area with unique health and social care challenges that demand the best people to make the most difference.

Devolution in Greater Manchester is giving us the power to take charge of the health, wealth and wellbeing in our communities.

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership is overseeing devolution and taking charge of the £6bn health and social care budget. This is an exciting time of change and working for GMSS can provide you the opportunities to influence, improve, develop and shape health and social care services in the region. The regions vision is to deliver the greatest and fastest possible improvement to the health and wellbeing of the 2.8m people of Greater Manchester.


You can view current vacancies with us, and vacancies with the CCGs we support, by clicking here.

Employee benefits include:

Generous annual leave
Paid holiday starts at 27 days a year rising to 33 after 10 years' service. Bank holidays are granted in addition.

Membership of the NHS Pension scheme
As a GMSS employee you will have the opportunity to join the NHS Pension scheme.

Employee Assistance Programme
GMSS recognises that life can sometimes be hectic and there are times we all need a little support. Our Employee Assistance Programme offers confidential support services to all staff.

Personal development
An individual's personal development is extremely important to GMSS and various methods and opportunities for development are available. As a GMSS employee, your personal development will be tailor made based on your individual personal development plan.

Health and Wellbeing programme
‘Everyone Counts’ - our health and wellbeing programme, provides opportunities and information to support staff to lead healthy lives and make choices to improve their wellbeing. A calendar of health and wellbeing activities runs throughout the year, giving staff access to health and wellbeing initiatives. 

Child Care Vouchers
As part of our ongoing commitment to your work/life balance and wellbeing, we offer an easy to use childcare voucher scheme to help you save money on childcare costs.

Enhanced Maternity Leave
We offer a comprehensive maternity, paternity and adoption leave policy and enhanced maternity pay for eligible employees as outlined in Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

Two Ticks employer
The Two Ticks scheme is a recognition given by Jobcentre Plus to employers based in Great Britain who have agreed to take action to meet five commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees. GMSS has signed up to this commitment and offers disabled job applicants who meet the essential job criteria a guaranteed interview.

Equality and diversity
GMSS is committed to making positive efforts to recruit staff from the many diverse sections of society and different communities it serves whilst ensuring that all staff are treated fairly.

NHS staff discount
Many local and national retailers, restaurants and services offer discounts to NHS staff. You will be eligible for these as a GMSS employee.