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Wakefield Council

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street
United Kingdom (UK)
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Location, Location

Wakefield's location at the heart of England and at the centre of the UK's communications network offers unsurpassed transport links, providing fast connections by road, rail, and air.

At the intersection between the M1 and M62 and with the A1 at its eastern boundary, the district is well placed to access other regional centres such as Leeds, Sheffield and York.

Ease of commuting extends beyond the region with Wakefield Westgate, the city's mainline station situated on the high speed east coast mainline, offering excellent connections to key UK destinations. Direct half-hourly services operate to London throughout the day with the quickest journey taking under 2 hours. Sheffield, York, Manchester, Liverpool, and Newcastle are also within easy reach.

Several airports offering domestic and international flights are nearby, including Leeds Bradford, Robin Hood Airport, Manchester and East Midlands. Leeds Bradford, Manchester and East Midlands all provide direct flights to London and Brussels.

The district has emerged from over a century of reliance on coal mining to become a thriving manufacturing, shopping and distribution centre, taking full advantage of its place at the heart of the region's transport network.


Wakefield is one of 5 Metropolitan Districts in West Yorkshire and is made up of 40 towns and villages with a total population of approximately 326,000.

The Council is the largest employer in the district and the 18th largest in England and Wales with over 11,000 employees engaged in a variety of different occupations providing a comprehensive range of services.

We are an ambitious, high achieving and low spending council, delivering value for money through efficiency and innovation. Continuous improvements to our high quality services means that we need to employ talented and dedicated individuals to support our existing strong workforce.

We can offer you:

- A variety of career opportunities
- Career development
- A competitive salary
- Generous annual leave entitlement dependent upon grade
- Access to an occupational pension scheme
- A strong commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace
- A range of employee benefits including; child care vouchers, healthcare, public transport and gym memberships discounts

In addition to the above, Wakefield recognises the need for employees to attain a balance between work and home and therefore promotes the following family friendly working policies:

- Flexible hours scheme
- Part time working/temporary negotiated hours
- Job share arrangements
- Term-time working
- Special leave
- Career breaks​

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