Working and living in Bradford

The Bradford District covers an area of approximately 141 square miles, stretching across Airedale, Wharfedale and the Worth Valley as well as Bradford city and the towns of Bingley, Ilkley, Keighley and Shipley. cultural richness and diversity of the City

The district has rich and vibrant cultural scene and has been chosen as the City of Culture 2025. The district features over 4,000 listed buildings. The impressive Victorian architectural heritage includes City Hall with its Italianate clock tower; the Wool Exchange in the heart of the city centre; and the hidden delights of Little Germany close by. Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are other reminders of the district's industrial legacy.

The city of Bradford is situated on the edge of the West Yorkshire urban conurbation, the wide open spaces of Baildon Moor and Rombalds Moor are close by, the wild Pennine moors around Haworth and the Bronte Country lie immediately to the west, and Ilkley Moor, of ‘baht ‘at' fame, is the gateway to the stunningly beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The district has a fast growing and dynamic workforce, a high proportion of self-employment and new business start-ups and, unlike many other UK cities, our young and diverse population is growing – nearly a quarter are under 16 years of age.

Bradford is located at the centre of the UK, with the M606, a spur off the M62 motorway, connecting it to the national motorway network. It has direct rail connections to London and Leeds Bradford Airport is just six miles from the city centre.

For more information about our area  Visit Bradford

Come and work for us

There is no more exciting place to utilise and develop your skills for working with vulnerable children than Bradford – Britain’s youngest city. We are committed to ensuring that all our children have the best possible start in life.

Relocation support

If you are considering relocating to Bradford we provide a comprehensive relocation benefits package.

This features up to £8,000 to cover reasonable costs such as:

  • Removal Expenses

  • Excess Travel Expenses

  • Lodging Allowance

  • Legal and other Fees Connected with Moving

  • Settling in Allowance

If you have a question or want to find out more about working in the Bradford District contact Traci Taylor, our Principal Social Worker on [email protected]

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