Barnsley Council

We’re on the road to exciting improvements in Barnsley. That’s where you come in, as Head of Service. As we keep developing, we’ll look to you to ensure we do the right thing with our Fleet and Transportation service. Let’s shape the route to success. 

Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement. 

Shape a better future with us 
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone. 

Your role in our journey 
As head of service, you'll lead on making sure the council does everything asked of us by leading key services of the business unit. You will be instrumental in driving forward change in; our children’s and adult transport services; and our in-house fleet servicing department. You’ll will be part of the Business Unit Service Management Team, who together lead the largest business unit in the council. 

What you’ll need 
To join us, you’ll need a relevant Level 6 qualification, and to be eligible for membership of an appropriate professional body. An experienced individual, you’ll bring to the role an extensive track record of achievements and lessons learnt. Ideally you will have the experience of implementing change in these service areas. This should include dealing complex and contentious problems, and you’ll be capable of working at both strategic and tactical levels. You will have the ability to lead by example and have the ability to influence and motivate teams. 

A lot to look forward to 
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding. 

To achieve your ambitions while shaping a bright future for our communities, apply now at

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Before applying for this vacancy please call Paul Castle Service Director on 01226 774369 for an informal discussion. 

Working Arrangements: Flexible working in operation
Hours of Work: 37
Job Share: This post IS open to Job Share
Suitable for Secondment: Employees wishing to be considered for secondment should agree with their head of service before submitting an application form. 
Flexible Working in Operation: Yes 

This post closes at 11:59pm on the date specified. 
This post requires a Disclosure Scotland Basic Criminal Record Check. 

Prospective employees will be required to give a reasonable account of any significant periods (6 months or more in the past 3 years) of time living abroad.