About BCP

At Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council we want to create a place of aspiration where plans are made and ambitions are achieved. A place that continues to compete on an international stage – a place that rivals the iconic coastal economies elsewhere in Europe and further afield.

BCP Council employs 5107 people and provides services to around 400,000 residents from Hamworthy and Broadstone in the West to Highcliffe in the East. It has the twelfth largest resident population of any council in England. This scale means a higher percentage of our budget can be spent on frontline services.

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area is made up of 33 wards with 76 elected councillors to represent residents.

With over 15 miles of our beautiful, world renowned coastline, we have been awarded 21 Blue Flag or seaside awards.

The area has excellent transport links with 658 miles of roads. We have excellent rail and road connections nationally and to London and international flights from Bournemouth Airport.

BCP Council area is a healthy and vibrant place where people can live independently and feel part of the future. We have a diverse population covering a broad range of ages, with a more ageing population in the east and a younger demographic in the west. There is a large Polish and Jewish community, and a variety of faith groups. Bournemouth is host to a large language school community. There is an established LGBT community, and the area hosts Bourne Free, an annual festival to celebrate diversity.

Starting or developing your career in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will mean that you can help shape our ambitious priorities and make changes happen that will improve lives and protect the most vulnerable in our society