Bradford College has proudly joined the ranks of certified members of the new West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter, marking a significant step towards fostering better workplaces across the region.

Crafted by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and championed by Mayor Tracy Brabin, this pioneering initiative aims to champion and endorse exemplary employers throughout the area.

The Charter stands open to employers of all sizes and sectors who are dedicated to taking tangible steps towards providing improved pay, conditions, and opportunities for their workforce.

Guided by a steering group consisting of local employers, trade unions, and regional leaders, the Charter revolves around five core themes: opportunity, security, well-being, fulfilment, and employee voice.

Bradford College secured its place within the Charter’s ranks thanks to its ambitious strategic plan spanning from 2022 to 2026, with a key objective to evolve into an ’employer of choice.’ The institution is actively engaged in initiatives to enhance staff engagement and attendance levels, deliver exceptional learning and development opportunities, attract and retain highly skilled personnel, and cultivate an exemplary workplace culture.

Sarah Cooper, Bradford College Director of People Services, said; “We are delighted to be approved as an early joiner of the West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter. This endorsement of Bradford College’s employment practices commends our ambition of being an employer that offers an exceptional workplace.

“We recently updated all our HR policies and are investing more in learning and development and wellbeing activities – all examples of how we support existing and future employees. We look forward to building on this success and sharing best practices with other regional organisations.”

Mayor Tracy Brabin officially introduced the West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter at the University of Bradford in November, with over 40 businesses and organisations pledging to enhance work quality across the region. Bradford College stands out among the city’s major employers for achieving this esteemed status.

Following in the footsteps of similar charters in other Mayoral Combined Authority areas like Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region, the West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter is tailored to cater to the needs of large organisations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, which constitute 99% of employers in the region.

For further information about Bradford College and current job opportunities, visit: www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/about-us/jobs-at-bradford-college