Dear potential future colleague,

I want to thank you for considering your next role with Bradford Council.  You are considering joining a dedicated team who deliver services to residents in one of the most exciting (and sometimes complicated) places in the country.  We are City of Culture for 2025, and this is driving a renewed energy behind everything we do.  

As the UK’s youngest city, teeming with ambition, energy and enterprise, globally connected  and home to one of the finest arrays of cultural assets in the country, Bradford offers opportunity, challenge and reward to exceptional leaders. We’ve set out our ambition to be the nation’s fastest growing city economy, building on our status as Barclays Bank’s best place to start a business and founded on the twin principles of inclusive and sustainable growth.

Educational progress is among the best in the country and we have a growing national reputation as innovators in employment and skills. Strong and effective partnerships have delivered outstanding results across the health and care system and the Born in Bradford research programme is building an evidence base of international importance.

Home to over half a million people, Bradford’s challenges include creating new jobs and business growth, tackling health inequalities and poverty, going further and faster on educational attainment and caring for a growing population.

We’re looking for talented and motivated people to work with us to harness the District’s assets, resources and potential so we can accelerate the pace of change and realise our ambitions.

If you want to join us you’ll need to show that you can make sure we keep getting the basics right, deliver the transformational change needed to sustain and improve outcomes, and position Bradford with influencers and decision makers as a place to live, work and invest.

We need leaders with inspirational communication and influencing skills to work with business, the public sector and communities at local, regional and national levels to create the conditions for sustained economic growth, improved health and shared prosperity across the District.

We want people who think big, set high standards and lead high performing teams.

If this all sounds like you and you want to work for one of the country’s most productive Councils in one of its biggest, most diverse, vibrant and enterprising cities then we’d love to hear from you.


Kersten England, Chief Executive of Bradford Council