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West Lancashire Borough Council prides itself on being a good employer with a range of benefits and employment terms and conditions to suit you. Here are just some of the reasons why WLBC is a great place to work...

Training and development

We are committed to training and development

  • Every employee has an annual development appraisal at which their training and development needs are identified
  • An extensive programme of corporate training courses is available  
  • We offer a wide range of further education development opportunities, subject to business needs

Family friendly policies to make life easier for working parents

  • Part time working
  • Term time working in certain posts
  • Flexi-time system for many posts
  • Job sharing

Other benefits include

  • Local Government Pension Scheme offering final salary pension (Career Average from 1 April 2013)
  • Holiday entitlement of between 22 and 27 days per year plus bank holidays (plus additional 3 days shutdown over Christmas for most posts)
  • Home working policy
  • Removal/relocation package for certain posts
  • Car user allowance
  • Excellent maternity/paternity/adoption schemes
  • Career breaks
  • Free on-site parking
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Long service awards

Great things about the borough

  • Affordable housing
  • Good range of schools
  • Good motorway access
  • Easy home to work travel
  • Good public transport links
  • Easy links to Liverpool and Manchester
  • Pleasant rural area
  • Lots of lively bars and restaurants

Additional information

  • 36 hour standard working week
  • Annual increments, where applicable, are paid on 1 April each year.
  • The Council has a no smoking policy throughout its premises
  • All new Council employees serve a six month probationary period
  • All appointments are subject to a satisfactory medical assessment; two references satisfactory to us; and proof of eligibility to work in the UK For certain posts, you may also be required to seek an Enhanced Disclosure through the Criminal Records Bureau

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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