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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Associate Educational Psychologist
Closing date: 31 Dec

Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Northumbria House, Cramlington
Job category:Education
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:Soulbury A scale for EPs 3-8+ Spas
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:244927

We are seeking to appoint Associate Educational Psychologists to join our supportive and dedicated team

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DBSR4488 Cleaner
Closing date: 31 Dec

Working Pattern:Part time
Employment Location:Any location within North Tyneside
Job category:Catering / Cleaning
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£22,366 pa pro rata
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:257440

You will be expected to carry out a range of duties associated with cleaning.

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On-Call Firefighter
Closing date: 31 Dec

Working Pattern:As and when required
Employment Location:See advert text
Job category:Fire and Rescue (On Call)
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:Annual Retainer of £2,520 (when qualified) plus £11.05 per hour (from commencement of training)
Number of posts:16
Vacancy ID:258925

We are currently accepting applications from people interested in becoming On-Call Firefighters

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Leisure Attendant - PLG
Closing date: 30 Sep

Working Pattern:Please see advert text
Salary:£23,893 - £24,294
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:261672
Contract Type:Please See Advert Text
Post Number:P107017
Employment Location:Peripatetic (Blaydon, Dunston & Heworth Leisure Centre’s)
Job category:Youth / Community / Leisure Services

Gateshead Council are seeking to recruit a Leisure Attendant - PLG

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Occupational Therapy Officer
Closing date: 24 Jul

Working Pattern:Full time
Salary:£28,770.00 - £29,777.00
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:262446
Contract Type:Permanent
Post Number:262446
Employment Location:Seafield House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, Yorkshire TS10 1SP
Job category:Social Care - Adult Service

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are seeking to recruit a full-time Occupational Therapy Officer.

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Working Pattern:As and when required
Employment Location:Various schools within City of Sunderland (the position is a mobile post so will involve working in various locations)
Job category:Catering / Cleaning
Contract Type:Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Salary:Grade 1 (SCP 3-4) £23,151 pro rata, £12.00 per hour
Number of posts:10
Vacancy ID:263214

Sunderland City Council are seeking to recruit Catering Assistants to work for the school meals service on a Permanent Variable Hours contract basis

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Business Growth Apprenticeship
Closing date: 24 Jul

Working Pattern:Full time
Salary:£13,469.00
Allowances:NA
Job category:Apprenticeships
Contract Type:Fixed Term
Post Number:RC09864
Employment Location:Redcar and Cleveland House
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:265976

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has an exciting new apprenticeship opportunity within Business Growth.

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Working Pattern:Full time
Salary:£13,469.00
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:266226
Contract Type:Fixed Term
Post Number:RC010580
Employment Location:Redcar and Cleveland House
Job category:Apprenticeships

The Housing Services Team requires an individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to support the team to deliver its statutory functions.

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School Crossing Patrol
Closing date: 23 Jul

Working Pattern:Part time - term time
Salary:Grade 1 £3,553 (approx.) £11.79 per hour
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:266591
Contract Type:Permanent
Post Number:REG24-203
Employment Location:Gill Crescent South/Back Lane to Woodlea Primary, Fenchouses
Job category:Traffic / Highways / Road Safety

Durham County Council are seeking to recruit a School Crossing Patrol

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