South Ribble is no ordinary council
As an authority, we want to be the best in the country and we are looking to recruit great leaders to drive forward that ambition and deliver.
Our vision is to be recognised for being innovative, forward-thinking and financially self-sufficient whilst putting people at the heart of everything we do.
As you can see from our new Corporate Plan we have three clear priorities: Place, health and wellbeing, excellence and financial sustainability.
We are extremely proud to have been named Best Place to Live in the UK and we’re focused on ensuring this continues to be recognised nationally.
As a council, we have a strong track record in delivering excellent frontline services and a recent residents’ survey showed that satisfaction is high.
We pride ourselves on delivering high-levels of customer service and for the last 18 years we’ve worked incredibly hard to retain the Customer Service Excellence Standard Award year-on-year.
The borough is well placed for economic growth and regeneration and is punching above its weight in delivering benefits for residents and businesses – being home to global brands and world industry leaders including BAE Systems, Leyland DAF, Dr Oetker and Waitrose.
The £430m Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal is also acting as a catalyst to bring forward three decades of growth over 10 years - creating 20,000 jobs, 17,000 new homes and delivering multi-million pound infrastructure improvements for its communities. Over its lifetime it will grow the local economy by £1 billion.
As part of this we have major development opportunities with the likes of Lancashire Central, a 65 hectare site with the potential to create more than 4,000 new jobs, the Samlesbury Enterprise Zone, and opportunities to shape new communities with key strategic sites continually being brought forward.
South Ribble sits at the very heart of Lancashire and benefits from access to four major motorway routes and is well served by all transport networks.
The borough is proud to boast award-winning parks and open spaces – earning itself a reputation as the garden of Lancashire.
With low levels of unemployment, good schools, one of the best performing colleges in the country and a rich local history, residents are afforded a good quality of life.