Working and living in Calderdale

Calderdale is a place where you can make a real difference. It’s a place that cares about wellbeing and is known for its kindness, resilience, talent, enterprise, distinctiveness, and joint working. This drives the passion for compassionate care, which is the cornerstone of the Calderdale Cares Partnership, enabling local health and care organisations to be more connected and ensuring people can access the services they need, where and when they need them. 

Calderdale is a beautiful area in West Yorkshire between Leeds and Manchester, with unique natural landscapes, vibrant towns, a thriving cultural and arts scene and diverse and resilient communities.

We are an ambitious council driven by our Vision2024 for Calderdale, which is realised through our priorities to reduce inequalities, build strong and thriving towns, and to take climate action.

Unprecedented levels of investment are bringing this ambition to life. We are investing in better transport links, active and healthy communities, libraries, leisure facilities, housing, and schools so that our children have a brighter future.

We want all Calderdale children and young people to be safe and successful, with equal access to opportunities that help them live a larger life, regardless of their background. Equality, diversity, and inclusion are extremely important to us.

Be part of Calderdale’s exciting future.

Relocation support

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

This features up to £5,000 to cover reasonable costs such as:

  • Estate agency fee

  • Removal expenses

  • Storage costs

  • Legal and other associated house move fees

Find out more about our relocation package assistance

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Working in social care

For international candidates, registration with Social Work England is essential. Further information can be found on the SWE website.