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Sefton Council

Sefton is a diverse and exciting borough and is a great place to live and work. As an employer we can offer a diverse range of job roles across a variety of settings. We have family friendly policies and offer attractive benefits which allow for a good work life balance. We invest in our staff through high quality training, learning and development and offer routes of progression throughout the Council. Is Sefton the place for you?

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  • Things to do
  • Places to visit
  • Schools
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Living here

Sefton is a confident, connected borough because of its people and its outstanding assets. We have everything from beautiful coast and countryside to pretty villages, vibrant industry and the iconic Port of Liverpool docks. The local authority covers the area of north Merseyside, running from Bootle in the south to the resort town of Southport in the north.

Sefton’s heritage and culture are woven in the fabric of its identity. We have a rich maritime history of which we are very proud.

The distinctiveness of Sefton’s towns and villages is integral to our uniqueness; however, it is the people that create the distinct and diverse communities that make it a vibrant place to live, work, visit and invest in.

Sefton isn’t standing still, we have an exciting vision for our future, developed with our communities and partners- it underpins everything we do.


Things to do

Sefton is a hive of activity all year round, with lots to see and do, whether enjoying our seaside attractions and beautiful coastline, taking in Aintree Races, visiting the theatre, the revitalised Bootle Canalside or Sefton’s cultural hub, The Atkinson in Southport – its varied arts and culture programme includes an art gallery, theatre, museum and a library, each hosting events and festivals for all ages.

Sefton has many walking and cycling routes ideal for nature lovers with maps and route descriptions, designed to enable you to discover the area's fascinating history and wonderful flora and fauna.

Our award-winning Leisure Centres also offer a whole host of accessible activities for the family including a range of water sports at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre or visiting the Iron Men on Crosby beach.

When it comes to eating out and socialising there are many bars and restaurants for every taste throughout the borough, not least our very own Lakehouse restaurant in Waterloo.


Places to visit

Sefton has many places to visit from Bootle in the south to the resort of Southport in the north.

Bootle has a growing economy, geographically centred on the historic port, docks, and associated industries. The area boasts the busy community-focused Strand Shopping Centre and Bootle Canalside events space and is home to green spaces including the stunning Victorian Derby Park.

Crosby and Waterloo are vibrant areas on the coast, home to the Antony Gormley ‘Another Place’ art installation, where 100 iron men stand proudly looking out to sea.

Maghull lies on the picturesque Leeds and Liverpool canal and the nearby village of Aintree is home to the world famous Grand National horserace.

Formby is home to glorious beaches with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by pinewoods known for its wildlife, particularly the endangered red squirrel and natterjack toad. The area is conserved and designated a Site of Specific Scientific Interest.

Southport a seaside resort renowned for its Pier, sandy beaches and Lord Street, the Victorian canopied boulevard which is a favourite shopping destination. Southport plays host to major events including the British Open Golf, Air Show, Fireworks Championships and Flower Show.

Sport Pier


Sefton is a great place for children, young people and adults alike to learn – when considering where to send your children to school, Sefton’s school are among the best the region.

In Sefton, there are education options for all age groups across primary and secondary schools, including faith schools, academies and specialist schools. With over 70 primary schools and over 19 high schools, Sefton prides itself on enabling each pupil to reach their full potential and to become a mature and responsible citizen. Find out more about our schools, including results by visiting the Sefton Council website.

Children at school


Sefton is easily accessible by road or by train, extending from Southport in the north to Bootle in the south, and inland to Maghull, Sefton is served by the M58 and M57 motorways providing easy access to those outside the region including Liverpool, Manchester and Preston. There are multiple train routes with direct trains to Liverpool, Ormskirk and Southport plus multiple bus routes providing easy transit around the borough and beyond.

Train station