Executive Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in this important role.

We’ve got big ambitions for our place and our people – and that’s where you come in 

I know the first question you’ll have is ‘what does agile working mean to Kirklees and this job?’ We’re working our way through hybrid working – it’s not really that new to us, we were already kitted out and working pretty flexibly. The collaboration I’ll need with this role means you’d be based in Huddersfield a couple of days a week

Your next question will probably be ‘what’s it like to work in Kirklees?’ I know I’m biased but Kirklees is a great place to work. Ask anyone here and they’ll tell you that the people are what makes it great. 

In a Head of People I’m looking for a leader with a really strong technical HR background – creative and people centred and skilled in a strategic space - and who gets our place. In Kirklees you’ll hear us talking about doing with, not to - I want someone who gets that and works in that way. 

The priorities for this role will be:

  • Building on the great work to date
  • Delivery of our refreshed People strategy 
  • Supporting our people to work in a post covid way of working
  • Getting our trade unions on board
  • Continuing to develop your own service

I’ll want you to be very much part of Team Kirklees

We would love to hear from you.

Jacqui Gedman


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