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Senior manager recruitment

Kirklees Council overview

In Kirklees we are changing. We are creating an environment that secures the best possible outcomes for all children and young people who access our services.

Children are at the heart of everything we do, and their experience of our services is central to how we design and deliver them.

We will not compromise on striving for excellence and we will not compromise on the staff we need to realise our ambition. If you have the drive, resilience and passion to make Kirklees a place where all children are supported to have the best possible outcomes, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for creative and committed professionals with a high level of experience and a real focus on helping us to develop and improve across all our services.

Kirklees Council has a well-earned reputation for services which are relevant to the needs of local people.

We have responded early and successfully to financial challenges and our engagement with individuals and communities is shaping services to meet residents’ needs within the resources available.

We have set a clear vision to maintain this performance by ensuring our services are subject to continual internal challenge, primarily by the rigour of our councillors.

We listen closely to user feedback - enabling us to better use our resources, to maintain a clear focus on improving life chances and to reduce inequality across the borough.

Building on the best of Kirklees, our empowered staff are motivated to go the extra mile in working with citizens, communities and our partners. We have made significant progress in transforming public services so that they are more efficient and targeted.

Communities, the voluntary sector, social enterprise and partners all work together with the council to provide services and shape outcomes in communities. As a result, communities themselves are becoming stronger.

Of course many challenges remain, but Kirklees is a place with real momentum. Building on the firm foundations established in recent years, we are looking to the future with a sense of pragmatic optimism.

Kirklees landscape

"Kirklees is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and scenary that is enjoyed by all the residents."

Sarah Callagham, meet the leader

"With a strong focus on early help and improving lives, we are relentless in realising our ambition. We won't stop until we get there"
Sarah Callaghan - Director for Children and Young People

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