About us

We work together to make a real difference to people’s lives. We bring people together, connect them to services and help them to be the best they can be. There’s so much happening in our thriving borough. Your talent and skills will help us to make Barnsley the place of possibilities.

We also work closely with partners and our communities.  This helps us to improve and make a positive difference by delivering a quality service.

Join our team

We’re an award-winning team and one of the biggest employers in the borough, supporting around 243,000 people. We have a variety of roles from carers, social workers and teachers, to surveyors, accountants, HR specialists, refuse collectors, gardeners and more.

You’ll benefit from clear direction and the encouragement and support you need to realise your ambitions. You’ll be part of our vision to make Barnsley the place of possibilities.

We recently conducted an employee survey and found that:

  • 85% of our people feel enabled to be responsible for their work and decisions*
  • 85% of our people feel supported if they have a problem*
  • 87% of our people believe they make a difference at work*

*Based on results of 1,913 respondents

You can find out what it's really like to work in our team by watching the video, or you can hear more stories from some of our employees.

Your rewards and benefits

We offer a competitive pay package and an excellent pension scheme. We also offer flexible working that helps you adjust your hours or take time off when you need it.  Giving you a great work-life balance.

As well as this, we have a range of rewards and benefits to support your health and wellbeing.

About rewards and benefits
Woman working from home

Join a great team

"There are so many great teams in Barnsley and it really is the people that make this job great.

The passion that everyone I've had the pleasure of working with is what really attracted me to a social work career in Barnsley."

- Ciaran (family support worker)

Ciaran - family support worker
Rebecca - social care team manager

Feel proud to help our residents

"I love working with people, every day brings new learning and challenges. There's nothing as rewarding as seeing a family or young person thrive. The sense of pride and achievement is so fulfilling.

It's a very warm and welcoming place to work - just like the town itself. I've been provided with great opportunities and the support I need to develop."

- Rebecca (social care team manager)

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