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Inclusion and Diversity

Our place and people

The diversity of the Kirklees area is a real strength and something we are very proud of. We’re keen for this to be represented through our great Kirklees people – and we’d love you to come and join us!

We recognise that our diverse workforce is our biggest asset and we will take all opportunities to try to achieve a diverse workforce that represents all communities in Kirklees. We select candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience. The equal opportunity monitoring information gathered through the recruitment process will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be used only for statistical purposes, for more information please see our Privacy Notice.

Our commitment

Our membership of Inclusive Employers shows our commitment to workplace inclusion. We achieved Bronze accreditation on the Inclusive Employers Standard in 2019. Our work to build on this continues through a specific focus within our Kirklees People Strategy on being an inclusive employer of choice, and our Inclusion and Diversity Strategy 2021-2023.

Inclusion is one of our core Kirklees values, with our Kirklees behaviours setting out what is expected from all colleagues as part of an inclusive workplace culture. We are committed to making sure everyone feels welcome, respected and valued for who they are and what they bring.

Our employee networks

Our Kirklees employee networks are one of the ways in which the organisation supports colleagues and harnesses the collective power of our diverse people to make us stronger. All Kirklees colleagues are positively encouraged to get involved – either as a network member or an ally.