Kirklees Council Jobs 2023 – Markets Manager

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Environment & Climate Change

Service Area

Environmental Strategy & Climate Change



Number of Jobs



Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

Position type



Grade 15


£47,665 – £49,487

To apply for this job you must be an employee of Kirklees Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date – and have successfully completed your probationary period. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.

As a Markets Manager for Kirklees Council, you will be responsible for a number of major and smaller markets within the Kirklees District, including farmers markets and a range of themed markets and events. These Markets are operated over 362 days per year. They are a dynamic and active part of the cultural and economic life of Kirklees.

As a Markets Manager, you will provide strategic leadership, management, development and continuous improvement of an efficient and customer focused commercial market service. Leading on the development and implementation of a bold strategy built on data, intelligence and insights drawn from business engagement and research. The markets strategy under your leadership will ensure that markets across Kirklees are future proofed. As a solution focussed and innovative leader, you will ensure that markets actively contribute to the vibrancy, diversity and sustainability of key urban centres of Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town, and that of small towns across the district.

You will seize every opportunity to optimise performance and return as well as developing and driving forward initiatives to widen the customer and trader base.

As a proactive contributor to the Culture & Tourism service, you recognise the role of markets in delivering and enhancing the cultural life and vibrancy of the district. Working with teams and agendas within Culture & Tourism of Museums and Galleries, Creative Development, Events and Tourism, you will lead a collaborative approach to adding value to activity, taking responsibility for areas of work to maximise opportunities for Culture & Tourism, the Council and more over for residents of the district.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email:

[email protected]
or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
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Closing date

24 October 2023, 11:55 PM

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