Burnley Borough Council

Burnley Borough Council
Town Hall
Manchester Road
BB11 9SA


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.

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.


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.


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.

With a large and varied choice of primary and secondary schools, as well as further education facilities such as Burnley College, the town is a great place to live for families. UCLan has committed to increasing its student numbers making Burnley a bustling university town

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. .

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