GM Workforce Bureau

About gm workforce bureau

Workforce Recovery has emerged as a key priority for the NHS and Care Systems as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. The NHS People Plan directly speaks to this aim through targeting themes of growth, innovation and creating compassionate and inclusive cultures. Systems have an essential role in leading and overseeing the delivery of these aims and are ideally placed to strengthen collaboration among all health and care partners to meet the complex staffing needs across local services.

In response to the emerging need of Workforce Recovery in the NHS People Plan and COVID-19, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership developed a Greater Manchester People Plan and the tasked the GM Workforce Bureau team with deploying programmes which strengthen and complement existing local workforce resourcing plans and models to support the recruitment, retention and succession themes contained within the NHS People Plan.

Gm workforce bureau operational aims


Working in partnership with the system. Connecting resource with our partners.


Provide central strategic oversight and robust governance to deploy a trained workforce.


Ensure staff are equipped with up-to-date skills, competencies and experience before facilitating deployment.


Operate as a single point of access, connecting skilled individuals to opportunities within the Greater Manchester System and offering information and guidance to partners.

our partners

Tameside and Glossop ICFT

The GM Workforce Bureau is working in partnership with Tameside and Glossop ICFT, who are the Lead Employer for the Mass Vaccination Programme. Their role is to source, recruit, on-board, train, roster and pay staff who have stepped up to work on the vaccination programme across Greater Manchester. The Lead Employer works closely with the Workforce Bureau to meet the workforce requests from all delivery pillars across GM.

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