About us


Rotherham is so much more than its industrial heritage.

If you are thinking of moving for work or family, Rotherham has lots to offer both in terms of your career and lifestyle. Nestled in South Yorkshire, Rotherham is home to 260,000 people across 100 square miles. It’s made up of 70% open countryside, complemented by three popular country parks and has easy access to the M1, M18, high speed rail links and an international airport – a balance of green space with the ability to hop to cities such as Sheffield, Leeds, York and Manchester.

Rotherham is proud of its coal and steel heritage and continuous to have a strong manufacturing presence in the form of the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP); a joint venture between public and private sector organisation. Rotherham has transformed itself over the last decade and is playing a major role in the forefront of Yorkshire's resurgence, building a new future with exciting new jobs and investment.

Rotherham is well underway with the implementation of its Masterplan for its Town Centre which is an important opportunity for Rotherham and sets plans for major developments from a vibrant leisure quarter, attractive outdoor spaces and high quality riverside living. Rotherham and its surrounding area are bustling with cultural and leisure activities, including attractions such as Clifton Park, Boston Castle and Gardens, Magna Science Adventure Centre, Wentworth Woodhouse and Roche Abbey.

What we do

Most people don’t realise how many different types of jobs and professions there are in a local authority. For example, at Rotherham Council we employ people to work in administration, care and welfare, catering, leisure, environmental services, housing, teaching, finance, human resources, IT and many, many more areas.

As one of Rotherham’s largest employers, we have about 11,000 people working with us full-time and part-time across the Borough.

In partnership with others, the Council provides services for approximately 260,000 residents and 100,000 people who work in Rotherham. Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is responsible for providing a range of services such as social care, planning, housing, revenue and benefits support, licensing, business regulation and enforcement, electoral registration, refuse and recycling, leisure, culture, parks and green spaces, economic growth, highways maintenance, education and skills, community safety and public health.

The Council's is made up of 6 departments:

  • Adult Care and Housing
  • Assistant Chief Executive's
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • Finance & Customer Services
  • Public Health
  • Regeneration and Environment Services

The day to day management of the Council and its services is overseen by the Strategic Leadership Team and led by the Chief Executive, Sharon Kemp.

Big Hearts. Big Changes.

As per our Corporate Plan 2017-2020, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council's vision is as follows:

Rotherham is our home, where we come together as a community, where we seek to draw on our proud history to build a future we can all share. We value decency and dignity and seek to build a town where opportunity is extended to everyone, where people can grow, flourish and prosper, and where no one is left behind. To achieve this as a council we must work in a modern, efficient way, to deliver sustainable services in partnership with our local neighbourhoods, looking outwards, yet focussed relentlessly on the needs of our residents.

In line with this vision the Council's four priorities are:

  1. Every child making the best start in life 
  2. Every adult secure, responsible and empowered

  3. A strong community in a clean, safe environment

  4. Extending opportunity, prosperity and planning for the future

Our values and behaviours

We’ve developed a solid set of values which everyone who works with us takes to heart and demonstrates on a da-to-day basis within their work.

  • Honest
  • Accountable
  • Respectful
  • Ambitious
  • Proud

Equalities and diversity

We are committed to meeting the needs and aspirations of Rotherham’s diverse communities and we aim to have a workforce which reflects that diversity. That's why we ensure that our employment opportunities and recruitment processes are accessible and open to everyone. We will also make reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to ensure that disabled people can access jobs, fulfil their potential and progress their careers further.

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment. If you will have contact with children and/or vulnerable adults as part of your job, we will undertake a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service before offering you the position.