Working and living in Kirklees

In Kirklees we are focused on outcomes more than process and believe that to achieve the best outcomes for local citizens we need to be thinking “People, Place, Partners” and “working with rather than doing to.” We have a significant programme of investment in the physical infrastructure of our towns and villages that builds on our rich history. We are committed to an inclusive Kirklees and to ensuring that everyone benefits from improved outcomes.

Children and our services to young people are the heart of our vision and we are investing accordingly. Within our Children and Families Directorate, the Council and its partners are responding to our challenges and are determined to deliver long-term change with pace, determination and focus.

Improving outcomes for children and young people is our number one priority, and we have a rigorous and robust implementation plan to achieve this.

Our people

The diversity of the Kirklees area is a real strength and something we are very proud of. We’re keen for this to be represented through our great Kirklees people – and we’d love you to come and join us!

We recognise that our diverse workforce is our biggest asset, and we will take all opportunities to try to achieve a diverse workforce that represents all communities in Kirklees.

We have a range of qualified and unqualified roles across our Children's Social Work Teams, from Residential Care Officer to Independent Review Officers and we're looking for more dedicated people to join our fantastic teams.

Relocation support

If you are considering relocating to Kirklees we can provide a relocation package.

This features up to £8,000 to cover reasonable costs across a range of expenses such as:

  • Removal and storage of furniture

  • Professional fees – associated with selling the old residence and buying a new one

  • Costs towards temporary accommodation if the candidate is still paying for a mortgage or rent on their old residence

For more information about these benefits and jobs contact our HR team at or phone 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.

Please see current vacancies below and for more information on careers on our
Children’s Social Care webpage.

Find out more about working in Children's Social Work in Kirklees.

Find our more about working in Children's Residential Care in Kirklees.

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