Working for the Council
We have a huge range of jobs and careers with superb terms and conditions. Here are just a few of our fields of work:
- Arts Development
- Community Safety
- Customer Services
- Legal, Housing
- Human Resources
- Office Cleaning
- Pest Control
- Street Cleansing
- Refuse Collection
Vacancies can arise at any time so keep an eye on our website for something that may suit you.
Terms and conditions of employment
During your employment with the Council your terms and conditions of employment will be in accordance with collective agreements negotiated from time to time by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services, set out in the Scheme of Conditions of Service (commonly known as the Green Book) and the North West Provincial negotiating machinery, as supplemented by local collective agreements reached with trade unions recognised by the Council and by the rules of the Council. The post is subject to the terms and conditions of employment as set out in the Council’s Harmonisation and Single Status document dated September 2009.
Rehabilitation of offenders
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 was introduced with the aim of preventing ex-offenders who have not re-offended for a significant period of time from being denied access to jobs purely on the basis of their past criminal convictions. The general principle of the Act is that an ex-offender who has not re-offended for a specific length of time will be considered ‘rehabilitated’, and the ex-offender will be entitled to present him or herself to employers as if he or she had never been convicted in the first place.
Reforms have been introduced which reduce the period during which certain convictions need to be disclosed to potential employers. These reforms came into effect on 10 March 2014 and represent one of the most significant revisions to the legislation since its inception. The changes are part of the government’s plan to reduce re-offending by helping offenders get back into ‘honest work’. For more information on these reforms download our recruitment of ex-offenders policy (PDF 18kb).
Equality and diversity
We recognise that people who provide and use our services come from diverse backgrounds and have different experiences and needs. We value this diversity and the ways in which it contributes to the richness of life and character of our community.
We will develop, commission and deliver services that will help to overcome discrimination and disadvantage. We want every resident, staff member and visitor to West Lancashire to be treated fairly and with dignity regardless of age, gender, disability, race, belief and sexual orientation and with respect to their marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity or gender reassignment status - the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. We will use our position and influence to promote equality in all aspects of community life.
Smoking at work
The Council does not permit smoking within any building which it occupies. In addition it does not permit its employees to smoke at any time whilst on duty.