Our vision and values

We’re incredibly forward thinking with a clear vision, mission, values and goals. We’re focused on the commercialisation of the skills and knowledge of both our people and the vast quantities of data that we hold in relation to the legacy of mining.

We’ll help you to improve your skills and build on your expertise through interesting, challenging and rewarding work to enable you to get the most out of working with us.

Gain an insight into working at the Coal Authority

Our people are also very generous when it comes to fundraising and like to support both local and national charities including MacMillan and Comic Relief.

Our values


  • we act with integrity
  • we’re open and transparent
  • we deliver on our commitments


  • we promote a culture of mutual respect
  • we recognise that our differences make us stronger
  • we work with others to achieve our vision


  • we’re open minded and innovative
  • we recognise that the past can help us shape the future
  • we listen and learn

Single equality scheme

Our aim is to create a working environment that upholds the right of individuals to be treated with respect and dignity by eliminating unlawful discrimination, victimisation or harassment.

The aim of the Single Equality Scheme is to manage the equality and diversity agenda within organisations as intended by the Equality Act 2010.

This single scheme covers race, disability, gender reassignment, sex and sexual orientation, religion or belief and age to ensure legislative and best practice requirements are being met in relation to all strands of equality.