Imagine the future. Now build it. 

Do you want to play a key role in building strong, thriving towns, reducing inequalities in our communities, and tackling the climate emergency?  

Are you a project manager with skills in construction, design, engineering, highways, regeneration or related discipline? 

If yes, then we want to hear from you. 

We’re looking for a driven Senior Project Manager and two talented Project Managers to join our Regeneration and Strategy Directorate here at Calderdale Council. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we transform Calderdale through an unprecedented level of investment. Join us and be part of Calderdale’s next chapter.

Calderdale is located almost exactly halfway between Manchester and Leeds, at the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines. The region boasts some of the best known landmarks in Britain, many of which feature in Film and TV. With over 600 services, we offer a wide variety of roles, so you can use your skills and experience to help others and make Calderdale a better place for everyone.

We think Calderdale is a great place to live today, but we hope that tomorrow it will be even better, and these roles will be part of the Major Projects team, under Regeneration & Strategy, delivering capital projects to regenerate the Borough and improve infrastructure for people who live, work and visit Calderdale.

On April 1st 2024 Calderdale Council turned 50!  Watch our our “50 Years of Calderdale” video:

Our mission and priorities

Our priorities are Strong and Resilient Towns, Reducing Inequalities and Climate Emergency. These will help us to achieve and deliver the required change and transformation work in the coming years.

Our vision for Calderdale in 2024 is for a place where you can realise your potential, whoever you are. Whether your voice has been heard or unheard in the past. We aspire to be a place where talent and enterprise can thrive. A place defined by our innate kindness and resilience. Also, by how our people care for each other, are able to recover from setbacks and are full of hope.

Calderdale will stand out, be known and be distinctive. We want it to be a great place to visit. More than anything, we want it to be a place to live a larger life.

Transforming Calderdale with Calderdale Next Chapter

Through an unprecedented level of investment, we're delivering economic regeneration. We're growing the economy, reducing inequalities and building a sustainable future. Our investment in transport, public realm and new facilities will generate inclusive growth; creating a socially and economically vibrant Calderdale. At the heart of our regeneration agenda, we want Calderdale to be a place where people choose to invest, live, work, visit and study.

We will build on our diversity and individuality, celebrating our unique heritage. Our transformation of Calderdale will achieve a place that is well-connected, with a thriving and sustainable economy.

Visit our Next Chapter site for more information about our projects here.

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Employee Benefits

While working for an organisation that really cares and supports its staff, you will also benefit from:

  • Flexible working and the ability to work from home in most roles.
  • Highly competitive pension scheme.
  • Extensive training and development.
  • Holidays:
  • A minimum of 26 days.
  • Five extra days after five years continuous local government service.
  • The option to buy more.
  • Plus bank holidays.
  • Family friendly policies to support parental leave
  • A range of Employee Network groups, which include Race Charter, LGBTQ and Disability Forum.
  • Tax free bikes, sports and gym memberships
  • A range of exclusive offers for staff, including discounts at local businesses.

Commitment to Equality

Equal opportunities

One of our ambitions is to reduce inequality in our communities. So, we will:

  • Make sure all employees and potential employees are treated equally and fairly.
  • Make sure that no applicants are discriminated against in the recruitment and selection process.
  • Avoid unlawful discrimination in all aspects of employment.
  • Comply with our obligations in relation to statutory requests for contract variations. We will also make reasonable adjustments to standard working practices to overcome barriers caused by disability.
  • Not tolerate discrimination or harassment and will take prompt and effective action if it occurs.

We:

Are a Disability Confident employer. We are also committed to interviewing all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

Are a Mindful Employer. We are committed to reducing the stigma of mental health issues within the workplace. We do this by:

  • Show a positive and supporting attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.
  • Provide fair and proactive support to any of our staff that may suffer mental health issues.
  • Make sure managers have access to information and training about managing mental health in the workplace.

Invest in our staff. We give training to support the development of our workforce.

In line with what we must do by law, we:

  • Review the recruitment, promotion, training and development of our staff;
  • and how our workforce is made up.

Armed Forces Covenant. We are committed to supporting our Armed Forces. So, we guarantee an interview to applicants:

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

concept sketch showing proposed pickle bridge greenway

Employer office