Thank you for showing an interest in working for Burnley Council. We are responsible for providing a wide range of services together with our partners that affect the lives of the people who live and work in Burnley and have been steadily improving our performance over a number of years. We hold a top honour for the way in which we develop our employees, securing the Investors in People Gold Award.
The council’s main objectives are around the following themes:
PEOPLE: Creating flourishing, healthy and confident communities
PLACES: Making the borough a place of choice to live
PROSPERITY: Creating opportunities for a secure economic future
PERFORMANCE: Continually improving our services
If you work for us, in whatever capacity, you will be contributing to these aims. We expect all our employees to work and demonstrate our TEAM values (Together, Enterprising, Ambitious, Meeting customer needs). These were established in consultation with our employees and underpin how we deliver our services and direct how we work with colleagues and partners for Burnley.
BENEFITS & REWARDS:
Why work for local government? Local government employees contribute to the local community whilst working in a dynamic, fair and flexible environment. Whoever you are and whatever your background, working in or for local government gives you the opportunity not only to develop your career but also make a difference to people’s lives.
Over recent years we have demonstrated our commitment to modernising our services to meet changing customer demand and also improving our performance through developing our existing workforce and through strategic partnership arrangements. This ensures we continue to deliver quality services and that we maintain and enhance our reputation as an organisation that punches above its weight.
In addition to our IiP Gold Award, we are also recognised for how we look after the health and wellbeing of our workforce (IiP Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award). Family-friendly policies and procedures are part of the standard contract offer to our employees because we understand that our employees have commitments outside the workplace.
LIVING IN THE AREA:
Burnley is a thriving town centre weaved into a Pennine landscape of historical houses, canalside cottages, former mills, popular suburbs and picturesque villages like Worsthorne and Cliviger. It has excellent shopping, great nightlife, and award-winning parks, all surrounded by breathtaking countryside.
There is a wide range of educational provision, from pre-school to A-level, with all secondary schools having been replaced with state-of-the-art places of learning through the Building Schools for the Future programme. Burnley College has a 100% pass rate and it houses Pennine Lancashire’s only university campus. (UCLan).
For school information please visit http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/education. Higher and adult education information can be found at https://www.burnley.ac.uk/, or check out the University of Central Lancashire. Places of interest include Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Gawthorpe Hall and the Straight Mile, one of the seven wonders of the canal system. For the more active there’s the St Peter’s leisure centre, Prairie Sports Village, Rossendale Valley Sailing Club and numerous walking, cycling, and riding facilities and pathways not to mention various golf courses. For the spectator, Burnley has a famous football club based at Turf Moor and local cricket clubs.