Kirklees Employment Service

Employment Service

The Media Centre
7 Northumberland Street
West Yorkshire

Opening Hours

Mon: 9am - 5pm
Tues: 9am - 5pm
Wed: 9am - 5pm
Thurs: 9am - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Who we are

Richmond Fellowship’s Kirklees Employment Service specialises in providing support for people living with or recovering from mental ill health to find paid employment, voluntary work, education and training or to retain their current employment.

What we do

Our employment service supports individuals who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health; we support people on a one-to-one basis, and provide a person centred confidential, impartial advice and guidance to help people achieve their goals. Focusing on promoting positive well-being, building confidence and self-esteem to support towards accessing Education, Training, Volunteer, Employment or retaining current Employment.

Once referred, the individual will be allocated a specialist employment advisor who will work to agree positive and achievable goals with regular follow up meetings.

Other practical support includes help with job applications; CV preparation, Job searching and interview practice as well as access to workshops on confidence, self-esteem, wellbeing, and basic IT.

In addition, our workshops are delivered by volunteer Peer Mentors, people who have lived experience of mental health problems, and can support individuals on their recovery journey.

For more information on our service offer click here.

Follow us on Twitter and visit our service website to find out more.

Who we help

Our service is available to anyone over the age of 18, who lives in the Kirklees area that is experiencing a mental health problem, autistic spectrum condition and/or other hidden impairments such as ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, or early onset dementia.

We cover the whole of Kirklees from our bases in Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Getting referred

You can contact us directly and self refer or we accept referrals from community psychiatric nurses, psychologists, consultant psychiatrists, occupational therapists, Job Centre Plus and other partner agencies.

You can access our referral form here.

Please contact us at 01484 434 866 or email for more information on our referral process.

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