Chief executive

Deputy Chief Executive


Directorate for Children and Young People


Assistant directors

Family support and Protection Services

Family Support and Protection Services integrates statutory provision of social care for children with a wide range of family support, including children's centres and youth provision.

  • Support for children and families
  • Social care and assessment
  • Services for disabled children
  • Corporate parenting for looked after children
  • Integrated youth support
  • Specialist support for children with special needs and additional needs
  • Independent review and advocacy
  • Management and leadership of the Safeguarding Children Board

Learning and Skills

  • Gill Ellis
  • Address PO Box B24, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1WG
  • Phone 01484 221000
  • Email

Learning and Skills works with schools, colleges and early years providers to promote and secure the learning of children, young people and adults in Kirklees to raise attainment, achievement and aspiration and develop engagament and enjoyment in learning.

  • Transforming the school system
  • 14-19 education and skills and adult learning
  • School and early years improvement
  • Inclusive learning
  • Learning support for vulnerable children and young people
  • Promoting and supporting school attendance
  • School and early years planning and school admissions
Directorate of Place


Assistant directors and senior managers

Investment and Regeneration

  • Paul Kemp
  • Address PO Box B24, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1WG
  • Phone 01484 221000
  • Email

To maximise the opportunities for investment within Kirklees by taking an innovative and holistic approach within a challenging environment by the development and co-ordination of all plans that shape physical and economic development.

Support and encouragement for businesses is vital for the economic and social well-being of the communities of Kirklees through regeneration or the implementation of economic development activities.

Takes a strategic view of the council’s assets needs and capital planning. A council-wide integrated approach to facilities management providing well managed cost effective, resilient and safe facilities.

  • Economic and skills strategy
  • Strategic planning
  • Regeneration
  • Inward Investment
  • Business Support Activity
  • Housing delivery
  • Development Management
  • Carbon Reduction
  • Town Centre Management
  • Car parking
  • Asset Management
  • Corporate Landlord
  • Capital development
  • Capital construction delivery
  • Procurement

Streetscene and Housing

  • Kim Brear
  • Address PO Box B24, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1WG
  • Phone 01484 221000
  • Email

Involving and engaging communities in the provision of high quality neighbourhoods and effective local services.

  • Transportation Strategy
  • Strategic Housing - lead on housing strategy development and implementation, including the Housing Solutions/Option Service and Adaptation Service.
  • Management of the Housing Revenue Account and the relationship/performance management of Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing.
  • Building Services
  • Police Community Support Officers

Physical Resources and Procurement

To provide a responsive, integrated street based service which results in attractive, vibrant towns and neighbourhoods and which contributes to economic competitiveness and success of communities and individuals.

  • Bereavement Services
  • Routine Enforcement
  • Building Control and Licensing
  • Environmental Health
  • Highways (except transport planning, development control and car parks
  • Streetscene:
    • Refuse collection
    • Waste disposal
    • Street cleaning
    • Centralised transport
    • Parks and grounds maintenance
  • Streetscene Action Team (rangers and dog wardens)
  • Landscape architects
  • Catering and cleaning
  • Libraries
  • Online and web
  • Customer services
  • New Council - Programme management office

Building Services

Provides a comprehensive service of all trades for the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of council homes, public buildings and those of partner organisations. Delivering high quality services in consultation with customers whilst ensuring value for money. Aiming to ensure that homes, schools and public buildings are safe and well maintained.

Directorate of Resources


  • Address Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2EY
  • Phone 01484 221000

Assistant directors

Financial Management, Risk, IT and Performance

  • Debbie Hogg
  • Address Civic Centre 1, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NF
  • Phone 01484 221000

Provides strategic financial and accounting advice to the council and to services. Makes the very best use of the council's resources, including investments. Supports, monitors and regulates the council's expenditure across all schools and services.

  • Strategic finance
  • Business and financial advice to directorates
  • Treasury management
  • Performance management
  • Risk management
  • Internal audit
  • Insurance
  • IT strategy and delivery
  • Section 151 officer (statutory responsibility)
  • Revenues and benefits
  • Client financial affairs

Customer and Exchequer Services

  • Address Civic Centre 1, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NF
  • Phone 01484 221000

Provides consistently effective and efficient access to services within a strategy that meets the needs of residents and the council. Delivers services that are provided at the point of access.

  • Customer strategy
  • Customer contact:
    • Kirklees Direct
    • Customer service centres
    • Libraries and information centres
  • Housing benefits
  • Revenues and income
  • Advice
  • Complaints
  • HD1 and payroll and personnel administration

Legal, Governance and Monitoring

Supports councillors within their role as advocates with accountability for the policies of the council. Legal adviser to the council, exercising a monitoring officer role that promotes best practice and democracy. Ensures sound and robust decision making and good governance.

  • Legal services
  • Governance
  • Monitoring
  • Member relations
  • Information management
  • Elections
Directorate for Communities, Transformation and Change


Our directorate supports the council through:

  • Human resources
  • Learning and organisational development
  • Communications and marketing
  • Employee healthcare
  • Recruitment including Temp Direct
  • Pensions
  • Management information

Assistant directors

Communities and Leisure

  • Address Civic Centre 1, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NF
  • Phone 01484 221000

Inspires and supports more people to be active and creative, feel safe and be involved in their communities.

  • Supporting council activity and decision making using research, data and intelligence
  • Area working and local governance
  • Consulting and engaging with our communities
  • Supporting partnership working and managing key partnerships
  • Developing policy responses to the social, economic and political landscape, nationally and regionally
  • Supporting and strengthening the voluntary and community sector
  • Engaging and building capacity in our communities
  • Planning and managing community safety, particularly dealing with anti-social behaviour and preventing violent extremism
  • Community cohesion and integration
  • Museums and galleries
  • Sport and physical activity development
  • Arts and creative economy development
  • Events, festivals and concerts
Directorate of Commissioning, Public Health and Adult Social Care


Assistant directors

Adult Social Care and Well-being

Supporting adults to retain their health independence and; bringing together all aspects of personal support.

  • Vulnerable Adults - assessment and care management
  • Well-being Services
  • Social Care Transformation and Integration

Early Intervention and Prevention

  • Sue Richards
  • Address PO Box B24, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1WG
  • Phone 01484 221000
  • Email
  • Early Intervention and Prevention – Structure Chart
  • Early Intervention and Prevention for the Council
  • Partnerships with community health services
  • Integrating Early Intervention and Prevention across the system
  • Assessment and care management - all age disability
  • Integrated delivery of support for people affected by long term disability

Commissioning and Health Partnerships

  • Keith Smith
  • Address PO Box B24, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1WG
  • Phone 01484 221000
  • Email

Leads commissioning for the council and with health partners.

  • Strategic partnerships and commissioning
  • Cross-sector development
  • Regulation and quality
  • Cross-directorate strategic support
  • Children's Trust
  • Performance management
  • Driving service quality and development
  • Stronger families programme (troubled families)

Director of Public Health

  • Health improvement
  • Health protection