We’re proud to work for Barnsley Council. The commitment and dedication of all our employees puts people at the heart of everything we do. To recognise your contribution in delivering our vision and values, we offer lots of rewards to support you to thrive and grow, whatever your role.

With our flexible Just4YOU rewards, you’ll benefit from pay and pension schemes, flexible working, holiday entitlements, and personal development opportunities. There's also a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes that help your money to go further. We want you to be happy and healthy at work, and you can access a range of health and wellbeing services with our Well @ Work scheme.

We’re diverse, inclusive and committed to equal opportunities to support you to reach your full potential at whatever point in your life or career.

Here are just a few of the rewards you can benefit from:

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Performance and development - helping you grow

We'll support you every step of the way. From your first induction to your personal and professional development and ongoing career.



23 to 31 days annual leave

With added discretionary days, public holidays and other special leave provisions. Plus, you can buy more annual leave.



Work-life balance

Our flexi scheme allows you to adjust your hours or take time off when you need it. It could be to give your mum a lift to hospital or to watch the children on sports day. You can take a maximum of one full day, or two half days, flexi leave each month. You can even bank a full or half day to add to your annual leave balance, up to a maximum of five days per leave year.


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Barnsley is our office

You can work flexibly across Barnsley for three days a week, with the choice to work remotely for the rest of your working week.



Salary sacrifice schemes

We offer support to help you save money on tax or National Insurance when you sacrifice a proportion of your salary in return for products such as:

  • additional leave
  • a bike and accessories to cycle to work
  • leasing a car
  • home electronics


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Money saving schemes

You can receive discounts on car parking, rail travel, Barnsley businesses, leisure attractions, health clubs, and gyms.


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Volunteering days

Help make a real difference in the lives of our communities with up to four days of volunteering time a year.



Local Government Pension Scheme

Help get the most out of your retirement with a pension for life. There's a choice of a tax-free lump sum, and we’ll make contributions that are higher than your own contributions.


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Health and wellbeing - fit for work, fit for life

We'll provide you with Well @ Work services. These include:

  • 24-hour confidential support for you and your immediate family
  • access to mental health first aiders
  • training, health checks and assessments
  • Westfield Health - so you can get money back on health care costs



Celebrating our employees

We celebrate and reward our colleagues’ achievements and contributions. We do this through weekly compliments received from customers, monthly shout-outs nominated by other colleagues, and long service awards.



Search our current job vacancies and join us to make Barnsley the place of possibilities. If you're still unsure about whether working for us is the right decision, you can hear from our employees.