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Blackpool Council is a local authority. They oversee local services.

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Based on responses from 10 employees at Blackpool Council.

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Blackpool Council pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    70% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Blackpool Council?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    80% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at Blackpool Council get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    40% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Blackpool Council recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

How Blackpool Council ranks

Blackpool Council ranks joint 144th to work for out of public sector bodies.

  1. 144= NHS Lanarkshire
    6.5
  2. 144= Blackpool Council
    6.5
  3. 144= NHS Highland
    6.5

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 4 July 2022.

Blackpool Council job reviews

  • Best thing

    Pay, hours, rota, ease of work

    Worst thing

    The people, the lack of career progression

    9.7

    Blackpool Council Employee, December 2020

Handy to know

How are people paid?

50%
by the hour
50%
an annual salary

Based on 10 Blackpool Council employees