Bradford Council Job Vacancies

Welcome to the City of Bradford Council vacancy web pages, please click here to commence your job search.

From October 2016 Central Government will be introducing a new Code of Practice as part of the Government Immigration Bill, which specifies that all public sector workers in a “customer facing” role will have the necessary level of fluency in English appropriate for the role they will be undertaking  This includes social workers, teaching staff and assistants and council employees.  This will require that a person working in a “Customer Facing” role can speak, listen and understand basic English as a minimum. 

External candidate


If you are not an existing employee of City of Bradford Council, please click 'External Candidate' to view/search vacancies, register for vacancy alerts or log in to view your previous activity.

Existing employee

If you are not an existing employee of City of Bradford Council you are not eligible to apply for internal vacancies - this includes Casual Workers, Agency Staff and certain Training Placements. If you attempt to apply your application will be withdrawn. 


If you are a current employee of City of Bradford Council, please click 'Internal Candidate' to view/search for internal or external vacancies, register for vacancy alerts or log in to view your previous activity.



If you would like to apply for an Apprenticeship vacancy at City of Bradford Council please click 'Apprenticeship' to view/search vacancies, register for vacancy alerts or log in to view your previous activity.

The Council continues to reduce its workforce and the policy of internal only recruitment ensures that opportunities become available to all Council employees

The following categories of workers are also not eligible to apply for posts marked “INTERNAL ONLY” as these posts are only open to employees of City of Bradford Council - Casual Workers, Agency Staff and certain Training Placements (if unsure if your training placement allows you to apply, please speak to Elaine Mallinson). If in doubt you should check your status with your line manager in the first instance.

We advertise our job vacancies on our online recruitment system. You can view a list of our latest vacancies.

How to apply for jobs on the online recruitment system

To apply for jobs you will need to register on our new system. You will need a personal email account to do this as all correspondence between you and Bradford Council will be by email. Don't worry if you do not have one as we will provide you with information and simple guidance on how to get a free email address. You can also find guidance on setting up an email address and using computers at your local library.

Top tip: please be aware that all correspondence will be sent to the email address that you have used to log on to the system. Please review the junk filters on your email account as sometimes emails can be directed there instead of your normal inbox.

You can also view copies of the correspondence on your candidate page.

Applying for a job with Bradford Council

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Cleaning and catering jobs

If you are looking for a job within the Council’s Catering or Cleaning Service you will need to visit Universal Jobmatch at which lists available vacancies within Bradford Council. Alternatively you can contact Facilities Management by email at

If you want to search for a vacancy the following search job titles will help you:

  • Catering vacancies: Kitchen assistant (schools), Assistant Unit Managers, Unit Managers, Cafe assistants working at recreational venue or within the city centre 

  • Cleaning vacancies: Cleaners, Site Supervisors, Caretakers working in either schools or Council buildings/offices

Completing the application form

Jobs can only be applied for online. Please see our vacancies website for more information.

Do I need to complete all of the application form?

The form is divided into several sections. You need to complete each section with the information we ask for. Don’t be afraid to repeat yourself from one section to another if you think it is necessary to cover all your skills and experiences.

Top tip: on each section of the application form there is additional guidance available. This is highlighted in orange.

Can I submit a CV instead of an application form?

Selection for interview is based on the information contained in your application form. Please do not send a CV.

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