Be the change you want to see

Make a difference with a career in local government



If you’re passionate about making a real difference, then working in local government is the place for you. Local government is the backbone of our communities - protecting our most vulnerable residents and improving the lives of everyone. And a great place to work if you’re passionate about making a real difference. We provide more than 800 different services from health and social care and helping children and young people, to maintaining the environment and supporting local businesses and culture.

With so many exciting and varied roles to fill, we’re passionate about attracting candidates who can bring a diverse range of skills, backgrounds, and experiences, who have the desire to make a real difference within their community and support the delivery of vital services. And every role comes with great benefits and opportunities – whatever stage you are in your career.

Work in local government and make a real difference to:

  • Your local community
  • Your work/life balance
  • Your career prospects

Why the North East?

The North East is a fantastic place to live and work. There are 12 local councils and 2 combined authorities in the North East that are responsible for a range of services that directly support the region’s 2.6 million residents. These include:

Why people love working in local government



Make a difference

Local government is influential and has the power to make things happen. Working in local government allows you to make a difference to the local community and the lives of those who live there. Councils and combined authorities serve everyone in their communities, meaning every employee contributes to shaping the local area.

Training and development
Local government is a diverse and changing space, meaning our workforce needs to be dynamic and able to adapt to the challenges we face. Working in a council or combined authority gives you the opportunity to develop your skills with a range of great training opportunities available – and you could go further than you think. Local government employees have a wealth of experience, which is a great opportunity for learning and development.

An inclusive environment
Local government is a welcoming environment, with our workforce coming from a range of backgrounds. Our councils and combined authorities are forward thinking and always looking at ways to support employees.

Wellbeing and employee engagement
Local authorities have a key role to play in the health and wellbeing of their employees. Healthy, engaged and well-motivated employees have a positive impact on productivity and effectiveness and many have a range of programmes and initiatives to look after their employees, their families, and the people they serve.

Career progression and opportunities
Councils and combined authorities are responsible for a wealth of services meaning we have many varied roles to deliver these to our communities. This brings excellent career progression opportunities for our employees, gaining experience across a range of roles that really make a difference.

And many more benefits…
There are many other benefits for working in local government, which vary with each council or combined authority. Employees receive a generous annual leave allowance, health and wellbeing services and discounted access to local amenities.

Search hundreds of jobs
There are lots of routes into local government, so it will be useful to keep an eye out on our varied and exciting vacancies. This could include apprenticeships, entry level work, experienced roles, grad schemes, T Level industry placements, and often many other opportunities to make a difference to your community and your future.

Want to find out more? Please visit each council or combined authority’s website to explore more about the fantastic work they are doing and view the hundreds opportunities available here on North East Jobs - a selection of which are listed below.

For information about this campaign, please contact leadership@local.gov.uk.



This campaign is funded by UK Government


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Working Pattern:As and when required
Salary:Hourly rates: £16.63 plus 12.07% holiday pay - Casual hours
Allowances:Hourly rates: £16.63 plus 12.07% holiday pay
Job category:Education
Contract Type:Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Post Number:105808
Employment Location:Centre for Independence Living, Burbank St, Hartlepool TS24 7NY
Number of posts:20
Vacancy ID:203650

Adult Education are seeking to appoint Tutors, Assessors and/or Internal Verifiers to join their team.

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Cleaner - Permanent Variable Hours
Closing date: 22 Mar

Working Pattern:As and when required
Employment Location:Various locations throughout City
Job category:Catering / Cleaning
Contract Type:Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Salary:£11.79 - £11.98 per hour
Number of posts:30
Vacancy ID:241322

Sunderland City Council, Housekeeping and Janitorial, are seeking to recruit PVH Cleaners

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Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Middlesbrough
Job category:Social Work - Children Service
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£46,549 - £48,587 plus 15% market supplement (£6,982 - £7,288)
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:251449

Middlesbrough Council have an exciting opportunity for a Team Manager to join our Children Looked After team. Are you passionate, tenacious and solution focused...

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