Our culture

We’re a double award-winning council of the year. We have an excellent reputation nationally and we’re putting our borough on the map as a place to live, work, shop and visit.

We offer a wide range of services that touch the lives of our residents every day through the dedicated teams who work hard to make such a positive impact.

Our council is a community, a place where you can grow, where you can make a real difference to people, and contribute to all the great work we do across the borough.

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

Our values: we’re a team, we’re excellent, we’re proud and we’re honest guide us to do just that. They help to recognise and celebrate what is good, discuss what we want to improve, and, at whatever level or role in the council.

Our four values


  • We’re a team
    We all work together towards shared goals to make Barnsley the place of possibilities.

  • We're honest
    We’re clear, fair and reliable, helping people to understand what we are doing and why.

  • We're excellent
    We provide the best quality services and value for money for the people of Barnsley. Only our best is good enough.

  • We’re proud
    We take pride in our work, and we’re dedicated to making Barnsley the place of possibilities.

Our people

We celebrate the diversity of our communities and employees who come together to make Barnsley the place of possibilities for people who live, work and visit.

There are a variety of roles within the council and each one of us makes a difference to the communities we serve. From teachers and carers, to surveyors, accountants, HR specialists, waste collection operatives, cooks and gardeners.

As an inclusive employer, our workforce reflects the diversity of our borough; read about equality and diversity.

To find out more about different roles and what our employees think, hear from our employees.

Help make a difference with us

Take a look at the opportunities we have available and apply now.

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