Working for us

Our vision

Our vision is to work together for a brighter future, a better Barnsley. 

  • Working together - with our communities
  • A brighter future - people achieve their potential
  • A better Barnsley - our residents think and feel we are making a difference together

Our values

We’re a Team

We all work together towards the same goal – to make Barnsley a better place for the people who live, work and visit here.

We’re Honest

We always say what we mean. Most of all we’re reliable, fair and true.

We’ll be Excellent

We work really hard to provide the best quality and value for money for the people of Barnsley. Only our best is good enough.

We’re Proud

We’re dedicated to making Barnsley a better place. We take pride in our work.

Our four values



Our pledges

Employees' pledge

We’re a Team

We all work together towards the same goal – to make Barnsley a better place for the people who live, work and visit here. As an employee I promise to:

  • Work with my colleagues, partners, customers and the wider community
  • Think about our customers and always put their needs first
  • Share my skills, knowledge and expertise with others

We’re Honest

We always say what we mean. Most of all we’re reliable, fair and true. As an employee I promise to:

  • Act professionally and take responsibility for my actions
  • Understand the needs of others and support them whenever I can
  • Be honest about any mistakes I make, correct them and learn from them

We’ll be Excellent

We work really hard to provide the best quality and value for money for the people of Barnsley. Only our best is good enough. As an employee I promise to:

  • Work hard, use my initiative and tackle challenges with a positive attitude
  • Assess how well I’m doing, ask for feedback and keep improving
  • Be open to change and willing to work in different ways
  • Use resources wisely, not wastefully

We’re Proud

We’re dedicated to making Barnsley a better place. We take pride in our work. As an employee I promise to:

  • Follow the council’s vision and be true to its values
  • Understand the impact my work has on the council’s performance
  • Take pride in my work and in the council’s successes and achievements

Managers’ pledge

We’re a Team

We all work together towards the same goal – to make Barnsley a better place for the people who live, work and visit here. As a manager I promise to:

  • Give the people I work with a clear understanding of their purpose and responsibilities
  • Encourage people to share their ideas and skills – and be creative
  • Work with all my colleagues to develop the best services for the people of Barnsley

We’re Honest

We always say what we mean. Most of all we’re reliable, fair and true. As a manager I promise to:

  • Be clear, honest and fair – and never use corporate jargon (tell me if I do!)
  • Talk to anyone affected by my actions and involve them in making decisions
  • Work hard to get the best out of all the different people I work with

We’ll be Excellent

We work really hard to provide the best quality and value for money for the people of Barnsley. Only our best is good enough. As a manager I promise to:

  • Help my colleagues develop their own careers and achieve their ambitions
  • Regularly tell the people and teams I work with how they are doing
  • Assess our successes and failures and come up with ways to improve

We’re Proud

We’re dedicated to making Barnsley a better place. We take pride in our work. As a manager I promise to:

  • Set a good example by always being true to the council’s values
  • Speak up for the council and always present its work in a positive light
  • Show my appreciation of the efforts made by people and teams I work with

Our priorities

Thriving and vibrant economy

People achieving their potential

Strong and resilient communities

One Council

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