Why choose us?
We're an award-winning council serving around 227,000 people in South Yorkshire. Working together, we aim to make Barnsley a better place for everyone who lives in the borough.
We're a lean council with a shared vision, a renewed sense of direction and a collaborative, customer-first culture. We strive to 'Be Even Better', and this focuses on our staff working together as our ambition to be an even better council never stops. As we're looking forward and move into a new phase of our organisation’s improvement journey, we’re working to our 2021 to 2024 priorities which has been created by our communities, residents, businesses and employees through the Barnsley 2030 work. Our priorities are:
- Healthy Barnsley
- Learning Barnsley
- Growing Barnsley
- Sustainable Barnsley
- Enabling Barnsley is our underlying priority to ensure that our council is modern, inclusive, efficient, productive and high-performing.
Take a look at our Council Plan for more information on Be Even Better and our Barnsley 2030 strategy.
Our recruitment service standards tell you want you can expect when you apply for a job with us.
Pride of place - our people
Many diverse talents, backgrounds, personalities and cultures come together to make Barnsley a great place to live, work and visit; from teachers and carers, to surveyors, accountants, HR specialists, refuse collectors and gardeners. The variety of roles on offer is immense and so is the difference each one of us makes to the communities we serve.
Together, we’re constantly refocusing and refining the services we offer; empowering the communities we serve in a challenging, changing environment. We’re building a thriving, vibrant economy while developing as an organisation that prioritises learning and enables people to reach their potential.
If you work for Barnsley Council, you'll be contributing to our vision and values to work together for a brighter future, a better Barnsley.
Rewarding our people for the valuable work they do helps us attract and retain the very best talent. Check out our Just4YOU quick reference guide to see the employee rewards you'll benefit from if you choose to work for us.
What our employees think
The people here really care about doing their best for Barnsley. We’re always looking for ways to improve – but not for profit. The services we deliver are about helping people to live healthy, happy lives.
I get along with everyone on the team and we have a good sense of humour. Plus, it makes me feel good to know that I have made someone happy by cleaning up their garden or property. I feel very proud knowing I help the general public.
Every day is different; fast paced and filled with new challenges and changing processes. I’ve worked here for seven years and the council seems like a different organisation – we have strong leaders, clear direction and engaged people.
I enjoy the variety of my work. My role is forever evolving as the council improves. I also feel like I have a direct impact, in how we adapt the service and on my local area. I like having flexi time too and, having commuted for many years, I love working locally.