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Creativity, ambition and a focus on people - that’s what matters here. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities.

Join our dynamic team and kickstart your career with a role in our growth and sustainability sector. You'll be part of a high-performing, forward-thinking service dedicated to supporting staff growth through training and professional development. 

About us

Barnsley’s industrial past has shaped our borough. We’re proud of our rich heritage, and we know our residents are too. We take care of our local environment, and our welcoming people and communities are one of our biggest assets. We’re also home of one of the best markets in South Yorkshire. Everyone can enjoy the borough’s excellent cultural attractions, leisure facilities, and our beautiful outdoor spaces.

Our attractive local offer also makes Barnsley an appealing place to live. Our thriving town centre and principal towns and local village centres are the places to be.

Barnsley is open for business, with our central location, digital connectivity, excellent links to major road networks. We have strong ties across the South Yorkshire and wider Yorkshire regions.

Find out more about the Growth and Sustainability Directorate

About the role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic new Group Leader Capital Projects (Economic Development). This role will lead on the delivery of the capital regeneration projects for Barnsley.

More about the role and how to apply
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Barnsley’s vision and ambition for 2030

The vision for Barnsley Council is Barnsley - the place of possibilities. This builds on our past which has influenced the fabric of the borough and experiences of many Barnsley residents. It also builds on the borough’s success over recent years.

By 2030 we want everyone to benefit from, and contribute to, making our borough a thriving place of possibilities.

Everyone has an important role in working together to make our ambitions for the borough possible. This in turn will improve the lives of residents. This includes our residents and groups across the private, public, voluntary and community sectors all working together.  

Barnsley’s already a great place, and we want to do more. This vision drives our Council Plan, demonstrating our commitment to making it happen. We’ll concentrate on providing services where they’re most needed and will have the most impact. We’ll also help people to do more for each other and their community.

We’re committed to developing skills, talent and creativity among people of all ages. We're also creating exciting prospects and meeting the demands of the future economy. This all makes Barnsley a better place to be.

At the heart of all of this is the proud people of Barnsley. It’s about celebrating and championing what makes our borough special. We want to inspire others and work together to make an even better Barnsley.

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