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About West Lancashire Borough Council

We are proud of our ambition to be one of the very best Councils in the country and recognise the important role played by all our employees in helping us achieve our ambitions.

Our vision

To be a Council to be proud of – delivering services that are lean, local and fair.


Our values:

We will deliver our vision by continuing to be an innovative organisation which:

  • Prioritises customers and the services that are most important to quality of life;
  • Work as ‘one council’ to provide a joined up approach;
  • Is open and accountable in the way that it makes decisions;
  • Develops and values employees;
  • Promotes equality and diversity; and
  • Works in partnership to benefit the Borough

Our priorities:

Corporate priorities are:

  • Balancing the budget and providing the best possible services within the resources available;
  • Focussing upon sustainable regeneration and growth within the borough;
  • Caring for our borough by delivering the small improvements that can make a big difference 

We will minimise uncertainty for staff and stakeholders by continuing to implement a managed approach to change and explore innovation as a means to secure further value to money.


Subject to affordability, our service priorities are:

  • Protect and improve the environment and keep our streets clean and tidy;
  • Combat crime and the fear of crime;
  • Work to create opportunities for and retain good quality jobs in particular for local people;
  • To be a top performing landlord;
  • Improve housing and deliver housing that meets the needs of local people, including affordable housing; and
  • Provide opportunities for leisure and culture that together with other council services contribute to healthier communities.


The Council recognises that people are key to achieving our objectives. We have around 620 employees and we know that they are our most important asset, placing great emphasis on recruiting, training and developing.


We have a huge range of jobs and careers with superb terms and conditions. Here are just a few of our fields of work: Administrative, Arts Development, Community Safety, Customer Services, Legal, Housing, Human Resources, Office Cleaning, Pest Control, Planning, Street Cleansing, Refuse Collection and Regeneration.

Vacancies can arise at any time so keep an eye on the website for something that may suit you.


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Last Updated: 12/17/2013

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West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF
Tel: 01695 577177 | Email: customer.services@westlancs.gov.uk