Thank you for your interest in applying for the role of Head of Governance.

We're incredibly proud of the work our Legal department do and are committed to offering you the support and development you need to succeed in your role and your career.

This year we won two awards for being council of the year, and we're delighted to say that we're rated 'Good' by Ofsted.

Our leaders and managers are focussed on ensuring our operating environment is one of collective learning and high support. We strive to deliver 'even better' services and outcomes for the borough.

It’s an exciting time to join us and we hope you'll progress your interest to join our amazing team!

Sukdave Ghuman

Sukdave Ghuman

Service Director - Law and Governance

About us

Barnsley Council is an award winning team and one of the biggest employers in the borough. We support around 243,000 people. There’s so much happening in our thriving borough, and your talent will help us make Barnsley the place of possibilities.

There's never been a more exciting time to work for Barnsley. We boast a town of modern regeneration and welcome our employees to embrace 'Barnsley as their office'. Our location is central to nearby cities such as Sheffield and Leeds; our town centre is minutes away from the M1 and beyond to the M62. We offer low-cost parking and accessible networks of public transport.

As a council we pride ourselves in being an inclusive employer where a people-centred culture is at the forefront of supporting our people’s wellbeing, motivation and productivity. We understand the importance of flexibility and we offer a range of flexible working patterns to aid a work life balance that accommodates individual needs.

As a modern employer we actively remove the barriers to employment. Whether you're a retired professional looking for a part-time opportunity, a working parent or carer, living with a disability or long-term health condition, we welcome and value your application to join our team.

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