Service Director – Culture and Visitor Economy

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
to £103,353
11 Mar 2021
12 Apr 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Kirklees is firmly focused on the future. Our vision is to create a district with a strong, sustainable economy that offers a great quality of life to its residents – leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality, and where people enjoy better health throughout their lives.

We are a significant player in the region; the Kirklees economy is worth over £6bn and integral to the Leeds City Region. We operate within the largest economy outside of London and the South East and are ideally placed at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse. In Kirklees we are proud; linking both industry and innovation to a strong local heritage and an area of outstanding natural beauty.

As our new Service Director – Culture and Visitor Economy you will lead and shape our cultural offering across the borough, which includes venues, events, markets, arts and museums. Your role will be to galvanise colleagues, councillors, partners and our community in order to raise the bar of our cultural offering, and to prompt Kirklees as a destination of choice.

We need candidates who can think creatively and act dynamically – maximising resources and influence to get the best results. If you are ready to make real change happen and achieve our ambition, find out how to apply at

For an informal discussion about the roles contact our retained consultants at GatenbySanderson: Gary Evans (07809 195 593) or Sarah Cripps (0113 416 6773).

Closing date: 12th April 2021