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We're the biggest employer in Barnsley and have a highly regarded track record of delivering excellent services and responding to the many challenges and needs that the borough faces.

We work together to make Barnsley better for everyone. For our communities and employees, that means a lean council with a shared vision, renewed sense of direction and a collaborative, people-first culture.

It's already producing results: higher-performing schools, increased investment, more local jobs and a revitalised town centre. It’s a bold strategy and one we’re all committed to, whatever our individual profession. Find out more about our council plan and what we’re working to achieve.

A job with us is about delivering excellence while achieving your potential. If you join our friendly and welcoming team you’ll benefit from flexibility, clear direction and the encouragement and support you need to lead in your field. As well as realising your own ambitions, you’ll share our vision for the future of Barnsley and work hard to make it a reality.

Our vision and values

Our vision is 'Barnsley - the place of possibilities'. We'll achieve this through a range of activities and initiatives, as well as looking further forward into our future possibilities working alongside our key partners.

We also live and work by our four values:

Our four values

 

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

  • 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’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.

We may ask you about our values if you're invited for an interview. They're also reflected in our employee and manager pledges.

Our employee's pledge

We’re honest

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’re a team

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’ll be excellent

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

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

Our manager's pledge

We’re honest

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’re a team

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’ll be excellent

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're doing
  • assess our successes and failures and come up with ways to improve

We’re proud

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 people

Many diverse talents, backgrounds, personalities and cultures come together to make Barnsley a great place to live, work and visit; from teachers and carers, to surveyors, accountants, HR specialists, waste collection operatives and gardeners. As an equal opportunity employer, our workforce reflects the diversity of our population; read about equality and diversity. The variety of roles on offer is immense and so is the difference each one of us makes to the communities we serve.

Together, we’re constantly refocusing and refining the services we offer; empowering the communities we serve in a challenging, changing environment. We’re building a thriving, vibrant economy while developing as an organisation that prioritises learning and enables people to reach their potential.

In recognition of your contribution, we offer a wide variety of employee rewards to attract, develop, motivate and retain the very best people in every role. This includes competitive pay, access to an excellent pension scheme, a generous holiday allowance, flexible working and much more. Find out more about pay and rewards.

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