Work for us
Lancashire is a place we're very proud of, and we take very seriously the role the county council plays in serving its residents, businesses and visitors.
Lancashire is the fourth largest local authority in England and spans twelve districts that cover a huge geographic area and a wide range of communities both urban and rural.
Our remit is substantial, varied and complex, delivering a wide range of services to the 1.2 million people who live here. But our purpose is simple, we exist to serve the people of Lancashire by working as efficiently and effectively as possible to prioritise the services they need and want. We also offer numerous opportunities to work across a variety of professions, geographical areas and diverse communities.
The county council frequently gains national recognition thanks to our exceptional efforts in service delivery and we value the contribution each member of staff makes to Lancashire County Council's success. Working for us means joining a team that not only recognises our achievements, but also works together to face whatever challenges come along.
Join our team and we'll offer you excellent opportunities to progress and do new things, a commitment to support you, and opportunities to influence and improve the way we work. In return for your passion and expertise we offer all our staff a generous benefits package.
The benefits of working for us
These are just some of the benefits you could enjoy by working for Lancashire County Council:
- We are a Foundation Living Wage Employer, paying above the National Living Wage
Great holiday entitlement
- 26 days annual leave entitlement rising to 32, after five years' continuous service (pro rata for part time employees)
- Ability to buy up to 20 days additional leave per year (pro rata for part time employees) – dependant on your job role and business need
- Eight bank holidays and two further additional statutory days during the Christmas and New Year period
Opportunities for flexible working
- Including flexi-time, part-time, job share, term time, agile working – all dependant on your job role and business need
Health and wellbeing
- Occupational sick pay scheme
- Occupational Health Services
- Cycle to work scheme
- Eyesight test contribution
- Employee Assistance Programme
Family friendly employer
- Help to balance family commitments, including generous maternity leave, paternity leave and support for working carers
- Adoption and parental leave
- Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution, death in service payments, life assurance and dependents pensions
- A long service award scheme
- Access to the Blues and Twos credit union for you and your family
- A generous relocation reimbursement package to move to Lancashire
Our staff discount scheme in partnership with Vivup will give you access to a huge range of discounts across the UK’s major retailers including supermarkets, technology, fashion, travel and much more!
The savings include:
- 5% off groceries at Morrisons and Sainsbury’s
- Save 4% at Tesco, Asda and Waitrose, plus 7% at Marks and Spencer stores
- 7% savings at Currys
- 5% off your DIY essentials at B&Q
- Discounts on fashion including 5% off Boohoo, 9% off ASOS, 7% off River Island and 10% off New Look
- Save on sportswear with 7% off Nike, 10% off Footlocker and 4% off Sports Direct
Training and development
- Training and development opportunities
- Social Work Academy - available to Social Workers
- Apprenticeship scheme - available to all employees
- Staff Recognition Scheme and Annual Awards Ceremony
- Discounts on bus travel
- Bike stores, changing and showering facilities in some locations
The Lancashire values
We value our staff as individuals and aim to help them achieve their full potential while working for us. We offer a work environment that encourages staff engagement, team working and problem solving and we recognise the importance and benefits of a good work life balance.
All of our staff are expected to live by our Lancashire values. These values, which have been developed and agreed by our staff, reflect the way we work with our customers, partners and each other and they flow through everything we do.
We are supportive of our customers and colleagues, recognising their contributions and making the best of their strengths to enable our communities to flourish.
We deliver the best services we possibly can, always looking for creative ways to do things better, putting the customer at the heart of our thinking and being ambitious and focused on how we can deliver the best services now and in the future.
We treat colleagues, customers and partners with respect, listening to their views, empathising and valuing their diverse needs and perspectives, to be fair, open and honest in all that we do.
We listen to, engage with, learn from and work with colleagues, partners and customers to help achieve the best outcomes for everyone.
Working and living in Lancashire
Sitting at the heart of the UK transport network, Lancashire is a delightful mix of bustling towns and cities with a rich history of industry and creativity, sitting alongside peaceful, picturesque countryside and magnificent coastlines. Lancashire is a great place to live and work.
The heart of Lancashire will also further its status as one of the fastest growing locations in the UK over the next decade – thanks to the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal. The once-in-a-lifetime funding programme will create thousands of new jobs and homes, while increasing the size of the local economy by £1 billion.
If you'd like to play your part in Lancashire's exciting future we have a wide range of roles available across social care, children's services, customer access, libraries, museums, education, roads and transport, environment, planning and economic growth. We look forward to receiving your application.