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Leadership 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 Service Director Finance, I’m looking for a leader with a really strong technical finance background – creative 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
  • Financial control, value for money and probity
  • Delivery of our strategic priorities

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

We would love to hear from you.

Rachel Spencer-Henshall

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