We’re proud of our vision that no-one will live in poverty by 2040. It means every single person will work hard to achieve that goal. That’s quite something. So we count ourselves lucky to have such dedicated and like-minded teams, whose commitment and dedication is remarkable!
minutes by train to London
£1.5 billion in private investment
% of young people are in education, employment or training
Home to the fifth largest airport in the UK
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.
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.’
Luton Council is chock full of incredible people. Here are our four 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.