Directorates and service areas

Chief Executive's Office

Interim Chief Executive: Gordon Mitchell

The Chief Executives Office includes Business Change and Performance Management, Finance, Democratic and Partnership Services, and Human Resources.

Business Change and Performance Management

Head of Service: Peter Hartley

The Business Change and Performance Service provides the following support to the Council, Schools and Partner Organisations:


Head of Finance: Peter Smith

Finance provide a comprehensive range of financial management and advisory services to the Council and its Directorates in order to meet the legal requirements of financial transactions undertaken and to help improve value for money within the Council. The main services provided include revenue and capital budget preparation and monitoring; internal audit; risk management; insurance; local management of schools; procurement; payments and treasury management.

Democratic and Partnership Services

Head of Democratic and Partnership Services: Ian R. Hughes

Human Resources (HR)

Head of HR: John Walsh

Calderdale Council employs approximately 8,000 people. These employees are the Council's most important resource, accounting for around 67 per cent of the estimated total net budget of the Council. They translate other resources and policies into effective service for the citizens of Calderdale.

The Council is committed to the recruitment, retention and development of a skilled, efficient and well-motivated workforce capable of delivering quality services in a safe and healthy environment.

The Personnel Service aims to help the effective management of the Council's human and other resources through its five main areas:

Last Updated: 24/05/2012