Lancashire is a wonderful place to live and work and it's also one of the fastest growing locations in the UK. As the fourth largest local authority in the country and the largest in the North, we serve 1.2 million residents and deliver a wide range of innovative, successful services that really make a difference to people's lives.
We have a reputation for making things happen and our successes are plentiful. For example, the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal agreed with the Government and partners in autumn 2013 was the first outside the original core cities' bids to gain approval. We are now at the heart of delivering a £350m infrastructure programme as the catalyst for 17,000 new homes and 20,000+ new jobs in this part of the county alone.
Our employees are the key to our success and deliver some exceptional services both at the frontline and behind the scenes. The county council frequently gains national recognition thanks to their exceptional efforts and we see effective employee engagement as a central part of how we do things now and in the future.
A need for change
But there's always room for improvement and, as across local government, the county council has a real need for change. As part of the senior leadership team, you'll build on our past successes and turn us into a council that's fit for the future – one that remains financially stable and excels at supporting economic growth, improving wellbeing and protecting the most vulnerable.
About the council
Our corporate governance structure consists of a leader, a cabinet and an overview and scrutiny function.
The county council has all-out elections every four years and when we last went to the polls the council became a Conservative controlled authority. The new administration has been in place since May 2017 and we are currently in the middle of looking at how the council can continue to serve the public effectively despite huge reductions in funding.
There are 84 county councillors elected to cover the 12 Lancashire district areas. In Lancashire there are also two unitary authorities (Blackburn with Darwen, and Blackpool) which are not represented by our councillors.
The county council exists to serve everyone who lives or works in Lancashire, helping people to be healthy, happy and enjoy a good quality of life. We're also here to protect the most vulnerable members of our communities who need some extra support.
Some of our services are very visible to everyone in the county, but there are many others that may only be known about if residents came into direct contact with them.
From attracting companies here to create new jobs and working with hundreds of schools to deliver a good education, to arranging help at home for people who are unable to get by on their own, in different ways we touch on the lives of everyone in the county.
Lancashire is a place with some of the most picturesque countryside you'll find, from hills to coast, alongside cities and towns with lots of creativity, history and potential.
Our neighbours are the Lake District, Manchester and Liverpool, and we are connected by a first rate road network to the rest of the UK. We are home to the birthplace of the industrial revolution and can boast a range of heritage and cultural assets across the county. In recent times we have also developed a reputation as one of England’s best 'foodie' locations, inspiring a new generation of restaurateurs, while our housing market offers good value and diversity with something to suit every taste and budget.
Lancashire is a place with space to live and play; somewhere you can have an excellent quality of life. Join us and you'll find you're gaining much more than just a job.
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