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Luton Borough Council

The benefits of working for us


The benefits of working for us

As you change lives for the better across our communities, you’ll be supported every step of the way. It means being part of a close-knit team, surrounded by talented people. Engaged, trusted, and encouraged – that’s how we want each person to feel about working for us.

Employee benefits

  • From 25 to 32 days’ annual leave: linked to length of service and grade
  • Buying annual leave scheme: buy up to 20 days additional annual leave
  • Career Pathways: step up in your career or move into a specialist area
  • Pension scheme: with generous employer contributions of up to 17.2% and 3x salary death in service grant
  • Generous relocation package: up to £8,000 (subject to eligibility)
  • Employee Assistance Programme: a free, confidential counselling and wellbeing support service available to all employees, their partner or spouse and dependent children over 16 still living at home
  • Work/life balance: flexible working options including working from home where possible
  • Training and support: unlimited access to development courses, mentoring and support and clear career pathways
  • Staff offers: includes discounts on your MOT, gym and fitness, restaurants and salons
  • Arriva Travel Club: great value savings on local bus travel

Working in Luton

Luton stats 

  • Luton Town Football Club: we’re home to Luton Town Football Club.
  • Luton and Dunstable Hospital: we’re home to Luton and Dunstable Hospital.
  • Population: we have one of the youngest populations in the country - a fifth of our residents are below the age of 16.
  • Education: we have a strong higher and further education offer through the University of Bedfordshire, Barnfield College and Luton Sixth Form College.
  • Arts, culture and heritage: we have a growing arts, culture and heritage offer, with events that celebrate our diverse range of cultures and support greater wellbeing.
  • Greenspace: we have outstanding access to greenspace, including six green flag parks and close proximity to the Chilterns.
  • Diversity: Luton is a super diverse town with a vibrant mix of culture, skills and languages across our community.
  • Schools: we have many Ofsted-rated good and outstanding schools, and Luton is one of the few places in the country with no 'inadequate' schools.

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Moving as one team is crucial to the way we work. It’s about understanding our shared goals and realising Luton’s vision together. That’s how we’ll make powerful changes – not only within the council, but across the whole borough.

So we prioritise our people, making sure they feel supported, empowered, and engaged. We recognise their sheer determination and commitment, and are big believers in learning and development.

Our vision for Luton in 2040 is a vibrant town built on fairness, where people lead good lives and achieve their aspirations. Everyone will be able to achieve their potential and inequality will be reduced. A town where no-one lives in poverty.

Ensuring that no-one is living in poverty by 2040 is a bold ambition, but it is something we are absolutely determined to achieve. It’s become the council’s number one priority as poverty is at the heart of some of the biggest challenges the town faces.

Everyone benefits from a Luton without poverty. Residents will live happy and healthy lives. Businesses will profit from a thriving economy and highly-skilled and high-performing workforce. And pressure will ease on public sector organisations and charities who are currently overwhelmed by service demand.

Luton is a vibrant, interesting, ever-evolving place, with many diverse communities calling our borough home. As a result, thousands of people depend on our services and bring us fresh challenges every day. So it’s never boring here. In fact, it’s incredibly fast paced.

We offer stability and security, flexible working, and tailored career development. We’ve also got a really open culture – one where everyone mucks in and happily lends a helping hand. No-one is afraid to suggest ideas, because they know we’ll take them seriously.

As somewhere to live, Luton is inspiring and forward-thinking. With award-winning art galleries, beautiful Chiltern views, and second-to-none transport links, there’s a lot going on here. It’s also very affordable, with house prices being below the national average.

Nestled in an area of outstanding beauty, 30 miles north of London, Luton’s got excellent road, air, and rail links. Just off the M1, moments from the M25, and close to the A1 – we’re really well connected.

By train, you’re 22 minutes away from London, and just over an hour from the Midlands. Then there are our useful bus routes all around the borough, and a rapidly expanding airport connecting you to the rest of the world.

Luton's strength lies in its diversity and we actively welcome people from all backgrounds. We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership.

We believe our organisation will be a better, more creative and innovative place to work if we can harness the benefit of lots of different perspectives. We value and celebrate the diversity that exists within our community and look to see it reflected in our workforce. Luton is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Collaborative, Ambitious, Respectful, Empowering and Supportive – ‘Luton - a council that CARES’.

Our values will guide the behaviour of all our people. They will influence strategic and operational decisions, helping us to set the organisation apart from others to really demonstrate that Luton ‘CARES.’

More about our values.

Contact us

Contact us for recruitment enquiries or support.

Email: [email protected]

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