Working for Calderdale Council

Working for Calderdale is enjoyable and satisfying, challenging yet rewarding, but most of all 'A Great Place to Work'.

To ensure we meet the needs of our communities and make Calderdale a place where we value everyone being different and, through our actions, demonstrate that everyone matters, it is essential that we have a skilled and committed workforce on board to support everything we are trying to achieve.

Our Core Values

Our four values and eight behaviours underpin a number of vital change processes in the council, including an extensive program of development to bring the best out of our people.

We Care:

  • Understand our customers
  • Collaborative, respectful and value everyone

We Invest:

  • Think commercially, identify business potential and growth
  • Grow peoples’ talent, making the best use of recourses

We Create:

  • Innovative, applying and sharing our knowledge and skills
  • Ambitious, encouraging and supporting others

We Improve:

  • Ensure delivering of quality services with pace
  • Take the initiative to achieve positive outcomes

We value those who work well as part of a team, but who thrive under their own initiative. We want to hear from people who believe in the work they do and who really want to make a difference. If this sounds like you, why not take a look at our current vacancies and come join a workforce that is making a real difference in people's lives.

In return we offer:

Work life balance

  • Generous holiday entitlement of between 26 and 30 days dependent on grade (additional holidays may also be applicable in certain positions).
  • An additional five holidays per year when you have worked for us continuously for five years.
  • Flexible working (including flexi-time, part-time, job share, term-time).
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.

Financial benefits

  • Competitive salaries.
  • Auto-enrolment into an excellent pension scheme.
  • Opportunity to purchase childcare vouchers via your salary and gain tax relief, making great savings for your pocket.
  • Discounted tickets for the Victoria Theatre on selected shows.
  • Plus a host of other benefits from national chains and local stores

Health and well-being

  • Discounted membership of Calderdale Council Leisure Centres which allows both employees and their partners to use all the facilities of all 6 Centres and pools.


  • Discounted Metro Travel Card for bus and rail travel - up to 15% off an annual Metro Travel Card.
  • Calderdale Car Share Scheme enabling you to reduce your fuel costs. There is also the option to reduce your parking costs if you drive into Halifax town centre.
  • A tax free bike scheme offering up to 40% off the cost of a bike and cycling equipment and designed to promote healthy travel to work and reduce environmental pollution.

Performance and Development

  • Annual appraisal, supported by regular management supervision.
  • Annual awards ceremony recognising outstanding performance.
  • Long service award for staff.
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities including: ? Management/Leadership development programme
  • Support for professional qualification training
  • Induction
  • Core skills knowledge development
  • Continued professional development opportunities and pathways

Equal opportunities

  • We will avoid unlawful discrimination in all aspects of employment
  • We are committed to recruiting the best people and will actively recruit and support high potential individuals, regardless of their background
  • We are a ‘two ticks’ employer and are committed to interviewing all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and consider them on their abilities.
  • We are a ‘Mindful Employer’ and are committed to reducing the stigma of mental health issues within the workplace by showing a positive and supporting attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues, providing non-judgemental and proactive support to individual staff who may experience mental health issues, and ensuring managers have access to information and training about managing mental health in the workplace.
  • We will ensure that all employees and potential employees are treated equally and fairly and will ensure that no applicants are discriminated against in the recruitment and selection process.
  • We will review the recruitment, promotion, training and development of our staff and the composition of our workforce, in line with our statutory obligations.
  • We will comply with our obligations in relation to statutory requests for contract variations and make reasonable adjustments to standard working practices to overcome barriers caused by disability.
  • We are committed to investing in our staff and will provide training to support the development of our workforce.
  • We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment and will take prompt and effective action if it occurs.
  • We will support our managers’ right to manage, and the right of staff to be managed fairly.

Armed Forces Covenant

Calderdale Council is committed to supporting the Armed Forces. Applicants, whose:

  • last long standing employer was the Armed Forces (last 2 years);
  • and who meet the essential criteria for a vacancy;

will be guaranteed an interview.

If this sounds like the environment you would like to work in, browse our current job vacancies.

Anyone who meets this criteria is eligible for a Career Coaching session from a member of Human Resources team. Please E-mail: for further information.

Smarter Working

Smarter Working is part of the Council’s ambitious programme of investment to raise ambition, grow the economy, improve services and bring real sustainable change to Calderdale. 

Smarter Working is designed to enable us to think and work much more flexibly, creatively and innovatively to improve services for local people, make savings and reduce our impact on the environment whilst also helping us to maximise our performance, maintain a good work life balance and realise our potential. 

All Council roles fit into one of four categories, called Worker Profiles that set out the right working environment, equipment and support for each.

Hub Workers

Hub workers will be in a fixed location for the majority of their time. They are desk based in order to do their jobs and spend only limited times away from their desks during the working day. Hub workers are rarely required to work anywhere other than at an office work station and are required to hot desk within their team’s respective zoned area.

Mobile Workers

Mobile Workers typically work from a hot desk in an office and need ICT access. They tend to move about during the day to attend meetings with colleagues, customers, and staff, and attend workshops etc. Mobile Workers are based with their teams in zoned areas to ensure effective team working and co-ordination.

Field Workers

Field workers will be working at a variety of locations for the majority of their time, including Council and non Council premises as well as visiting customers, communities, partners, working in neighbourhoods and with businesses.

Home Workers

Home workers are based full time at home rather than from any Council Office, typically involved in transactional/processing work that can be delivered electronically. No members of staff will be made to work from home.

Calderdale. A Great Place to Work.