Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Burnley is a Borough Council that has responsibility for providing a wide range of services that affect the lives of the people who live and work in Burnley.
  • Year established:
    1974
  • UK locations:
    North West

About Burnley Council


What is it like to work for Burnley Council

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The Council have set up their own dedicated wellbeing group who set up annual action plans supporting numerous initiatives across the organisation. They have run weekly yoga classes for several years and also conduct stress audits and questionnaires as well as undertaking health checks. An alcohol awareness campaign has also helped to educate people on the subject and anyone looking to quit smoking can attend sessions offered by the Healthy Lifestyles team.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The Council was awarded funding to plant a million trees in the Forest of Burnley. The bid was prepared by a member of staff from the Planning Service. They have developed a Carbon Management Plan which includes advice on how all local organisations can embed carbon management into their own organisations and the Council itself is following this plan. They have also signed the Nottingham declaration on climate change and also signed the 10-10 initiative pledging to cut their carbon footprint by 10% by 2010. This is on top of a wider pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 25% by 2013. In signing up to the 10-10 initiative the Council took a leadership role and actively challenges other organisations to follow suit.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Burnley Borough Council are in the process of developing a total rewards booklet which will be designed to give employees a full breakdown of their salary and benefits package. Benefits include final salary pensions, equal pay structure, market supplements, generous leave allowance, flexi-time and incremental pay scales.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    11%

  • UK sites:

    19

  • Staff Turnover:

    4%

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Male : Female:

    51% / 49%

  • Staff:

    610

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