Burnley Borough Council
Burnley Borough Council
Thank you for showing an interest in working for Burnley Borough Council. We are responsible for providing a wide range of services 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 have recently won a top national honour for the way we develop our staff, securing an Investors in People (IiP) Champion award.
The Council's main objectives are around the following 4 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
and if you work for us, in whatever capacity, you will be contributing to these aims.
Benefits and 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 local government gives you the opportunity not only to develop your career, but also to make a difference in people's lives.
Over the last few years we have demonstrated a commitment to sustaining and improving our performance to ensure we deliver quality services and enhance our reputation and image. We have rolled out a continuous performance improvement programme, invested in manager development, developed a competency framework for all employees and been awarded the national top honour of the Investors in People (IiP) Champion award for the way we develop our staff. In recent times we embarked on a culture change programme aimed at creating the capacity for delivering Burnley’s Future as set out in our Community Strategy.
In most cases, flexible working hours will make it possible to vary your start and finish times to balance work and home life. Standard working hours are 36.25 hours per week.
The Council takes part in a childcare voucher scheme which saves parents money and support with finding childcare.
Local Government Pension Scheme. The Council offers a final salary pension scheme to all employees.
Training and development opportunities
Burnley Borough Council positively encourages and supports personal and professional development.
Living in the Area:
Burnley is a thriving town centre weaved into a Pennine landscape of historical houses, canal-side cottages, former mills, popular suburbs and sleepy 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. The University Technical College opened in Autumn of 2013 and Burnley also offers one of two University College of Football Business (UCFB) in the country.
For school information please visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/education. Higher and adult education information can be found at www.burnley.ac.uk, or check out the University of Central Lancashire.
Places of interest include Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Gawthorpe Hall, Queen Street Mill and the Straight Mile, one of the 7 wonders of the canal system. For the more active there's the new St Peter's Health Centre, Rossendale Valley Sailing Club, the Interact Skate Park and numerous walking, cycling, and riding facilities and pathways not to mention various golf courses. For the spectator Burnley has a famous football club at Turf Moor and two local cricket clubs.
or the artistic Burnley has a vibrant Youth Theatre and a number of other local theatre groups. Burnley Mechanics Theatre has a comprehensive programme and hosts an annual Blues Festival. Hollywood Park Apollo Cinema provides another alternative or you can also visit our Mid Pennine Arts Gallery. The Singing Ringing Tree overlooking the town from surrounding hills has won a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architecture award and the borough is taking part in the Channel Four 'Big Arts' project, bringing a further £500 000 arts investment into the area.
Find out more through visiting:
Burnley Information www.burnley.co.uk
Visit Burnley www.visitburnley.com
TRANSDEV Lancashire www.lancashirebus.co.uk/
National Rail Enquiries Burnley www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/BNC.aspx
Burnley FC www.burnleyfootballclub.com
Burnley CC www.burnleycricketclub.com
Lowerhouse CC www.lowerhousecc.com
Rossendale Valley Sailing Club www.rvsc.co.uk
Local Theatre www.burnleymechanics.co.uk
Reel Cinema, Burnley www.reelcinemas.co.uk/cinema-info-burnley.html
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