Greater Manchester is one of the country’s most successful city-regions. Home to more than 2.8 million people, we have an economy bigger than that of Wales or Northern Ireland. We want Greater Manchester to be one of the best places in the world for people to grow up, get on and grow old in a greener, fairer more prosperous city region. We’re getting there through a combination of economic growth, and the reform of public services.

GMCA is at the forefront of the devolution agenda with more powers than any other combined authority and an ambitious change agenda. It’s a fast paced, outcome driven place which gives a real sense of being part of the change. You’ll work with an incredible array of experts who are passionate about improving people’s lives. Your influence will make a big difference.

GMCA was established on 1 April 2011 and consists of 11 members. 10 are indirectly elected members representing each of the 10 councils of Greater Manchester with Andy Burnham Mayor of Greater Manchester acting as the 11th member. The authority replaced a range of single-purpose joint boards and quangos to provide a formal administrative authority for Greater Manchester and is now home to over 2,000 staff.

They are made up of a number of key Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including; Environment; Economy; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police, Crime and Criminal Justice; Waste and Recourses; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub; the Commissioning Hub and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).

      Our Values

      As an organisation, our aim is to be one of the best places to work, where our colleagues are happy, empowered and able to excel in their roles for the benefit of the people/businesses of Greater Manchester. In order to achieve this, we need to ensure all staff are supported, goals and expectations are clear, and that the whole organisation operates with an agility and a flexibility to accommodate change and emerging priorities.

      We strive for continual improvement in all parts of the organisation, and have identified three key principles, or values, which underpin how we operate, and which are reflected in staff competencies and appraisals, to ensure they are embedded throughout the organisation:

      • Purpose driven and delivery focussed: our work should link to our mission and objectives, and we should, with partners, make the decisions needed to link strategy to delivery to achieve the GMS priorities
      • Collaborative: building trust and collaboration both with each other internally and with our local authorities and partners
      • Empowering: helping people do the jobs they’re here to do, removing barriers, streamlining the governance, and giving people authority to act


          As part of the continued development of GMCA we are looking to recruiting a Commercial Services Lead

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          Dom Parkinson

          Dominic Parkinson is a specialist recruiter for procurement professionals who work within the public sector, including the NHS, Housing Associations, Charities, Local/Central Government and Education. Dominic has a particular focus on placing candidates in permanent and interim positions under the Crown Commercial Service via Frameworks RM6229 – Permanent Recruitment Services and RM6277- Interim & Fixed Term services. He covers a wide variety of roles and levels including; Heads of Procurement, Procurement Specialists, Procurement Officers, Category Managers, Contracts Managers and Buyers.

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