We’re proud to make Luton a borough without boundaries. It means every single person works hard to achieve remarkable things. That’s quite something. So we count ourselves lucky to have such dedicated and like-minded teams, whose bright ideas are not only valued - they’re vital.

  • 22

    minutes by train to London

  • 1.5

    £1.5 billion in private investment

  • 93

    % of young people are in education, employment or training

  • 1.6

    million people flew through London Luton Airport in July 2017

  • 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.

  • £1.5billion of investment. Immeasurable benefits. There’s no denying it – Luton’s transforming. We’ve got the backing, the funds and, most importantly, the people. We’re able to change lives for the better and really grow our communities, businesses, and homes. 

    The Investment Framework is a 20-year strategy that’s changing Luton’s future. It’s creating more jobs, while boosting the borough’s prosperity, health and wellbeing. Put simply, it’s game-changing and will finally realise Luton’s potential.

    Building economic growth and prosperity

    Investment in London Luton Airport, infrastructure projects, house building programmes and businesses, means thousands of construction jobs are being created.

    Developing quality homes and infrastructure

    We’re addressing the housing shortage by bringing forward affordable housing development plans. Not only that, we’re developing a new homelessness strategy to help put more roofs over more heads. We’re also improving both road and rail travel, to better connect Luton with the rest of the UK.

    Enhancing skills and education

    We want to provide better training for residents, building up their skills and qualifications so they can benefit from all the new job opportunities. That means more local roles for local people.

    Improving health and wellbeing

    With a number of initiatives for everyone from young families to the elderly, we’re improving residents’ access to exercise – helping to boost health and encouraging community involvement.

    Supporting safe, strong and cohesive communities

    This is about making Luton a safer and cleaner place to live, work or visit. We’re working with a number of community groups for cultural events to promote inclusion.


    With the Investment Framework in full swing, bringing an unrivalled blend of infrastructure, skills and opportunities, there’s never been a better time to join us.

  • 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.

Our directorates

Luton Council is chock full of incredible people. Here are our five directorates, and what they do, at a quick glance.

You can also take a look at all our different job areas across the council to see where you'll fit in.

  • Luton town hall clock tower


    What we do

    We establish policy and performance standards – helping council members to provide the very best quality of service for Luton.

    Policy, Communities and Engagement

    In this team, our portfolio includes: strategic community services, democracy and electoral services, business and member support, communications, marketing and digital, the Prevent Agenda, and investment strategy.

    Transformation and Technology

    We manage the council-wide transformation programme, implement the ICT contract, lead the Business Intelligence function, as well as develop the savings and efficiency programme.

  • A retail environment with people walking around at dusk.


    What we do

    Here you’ll find our business support functions, which aim to deliver even better services to the council and customers. We’re also responsible for managing Housing Services.

    Housing

    We help make sure that affordable, high-quality housing is readily available around Luton. And as a landlord, we provide a range of services for our 8,000 tenants.

    Finance

    Our teams oversee recovery of debts, insurance, payments, and accountancy, as well as audits and fraud.

    HR and Legal

    We give support and advice across the council on everything from recruitment and organisational change, to payroll services and training or performance matters. Plus we provide legal support in areas such as employment and family law.

    Revenues, Benefits, and Customer Services

    We manage the collection of business and domestic rates, and are responsible for the payment of housing and council tax benefits. We’re an award-winning team, having won ‘Most Improved Team of the Year’ at the recent Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation annual awards.

  • Three small children


    What we do

    We support vulnerable children and adults in our communities, and provide education services.

    Adult Social Care

    Made up of four teams – Safeguarding, Community, Learning Disabilities, and Hospital Discharge, we help improve the wellbeing and quality of life for vulnerable adults.

    Children and Families Social Work

    We help children, young adults, and their families, lead safe and happy lives. Our teams include the Family Safeguarding Service, Child Protection and Assessment, and Corporate Parenting.

    Prevention and Early Intervention

    We have five, dedicated teams – Children with a Disability, Children in Need, Intensive Support, Early Help, plus the Youth Offending and Targeted Youth Service. We step in at the right moment to help children and families turn their lives around.

    Education, Support, Challenge, and Intervention

    Here, we help with everything from school improvement services and admissions, to health and home education.

  • Computer image of Luton airport in the future


    What we do

    We’re responsible for the quality of Luton’s environment, as well as helping businesses create job opportunities and build a skilled workforce.

    Planning and Transportation

    We oversee planning applications and building regulations to make sure all town projects are controlled, safe, and secure. Plus, we cover all aspects of what happens on our roads – keeping traffic flowing freely, and maintaining parking facilities.

    Business and Consumer Services

    In this team, we look after anyone who buys or sells through our trading standards. It’s also about ensuring businesses have the right licences to serve their customers.

    Property and construction

    We oversee the effective management of the council’s property assets and services. It sees us lead commercial negotiations, and deliver an efficient, customer-focused development and building control system.

    Public Realm

    It’s our responsibility to manage services for local residents and businesses, such as parks, cemeteries and crematoriums, street cleansing and refuse, passenger and fleet transport, and highways.

  • A young family walking i a park


    What we do

    We help reduce inequality in Luton, and aim to improve the health and wellbeing of those who live here.

    Healthcare and Adults’ Commissioning

    We commission services for vulnerable adults – including everything from mental health promotion and workplace health, to safeguarding and nursing homes.

    Quality and Procurement

    We’re responsible for the council’s corporate procurement and contracts. As part of this, we continually quality assure the services that have been commissioned.

    Healthy Lives, Children’s Joint Commissioning

    We aim to influence the lifestyle behaviours of those at risk of long-term ill health. Our key responsibilities include leading areas such as: children’s joint commissioning, health lifestyles, sexual health services, NHS Health Check programme, health protection, and emergency planning.