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

This campaign is funded by UK Government

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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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Working Pattern:Part time
Salary:Band 3 £11.79 per hour
Number of posts:6
Vacancy ID:259870
Contract Type:Fixed Term
Post Number:103950
Employment Location:Various locations across Hartlepool Borough Council, Hartlepool
Job category:Catering / Cleaning

We wish to appoint catering staff in various schools across Hartlepool, to support the Cook in ensuring that all aspects of the service are delivered efficiently and to the highest standards

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Driving Instructor
Closing date: 21 May

Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Hartlepool
Job category:Fire and Rescue (Other roles)
Contract Type:Fixed Term
Salary:£31,364 - £33,945
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:262990

A great opportunity to work as part of the team who teach, deliver and assess driving at Cleveland Fire Brigade. 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

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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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Trust Business Manager
Closing date: 20 May

Working Pattern:Full time - term time plus specified days
Salary:£28,488 - £32,468
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:260709
Contract Type:Term-time only (Permanent)
Post Number:NPCAT306
Employment Location:Middlesbrough
Job category:Schools - Support

Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust are seeking to recruit a Trust Business Manager


Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Daisy Lane
Job category:Social Work - Children Service
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£36,648.00 - £43,421.00
Number of posts:2
Vacancy ID:261573

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are seeking to recruit Children's Social Workers for our new Pre-Birth Team.

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Best Interests Assessor
Closing date: 29 May

Working Pattern:Part time
Employment Location:Belmont House
Job category:Social Work - Adult Service
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£38,223.00 - £40,221.00 (pro rata per annum)
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:262192

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are seeking to appoint a Best Interests Assessor

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Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Seafield House / Home working (Hybrid working)
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£41,418 - £43,421
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:262681

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are seeking to appoint a Manager for our 16+ Supported Accommodation service to become registered with Ofsted.

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Lead Tutor
Closing date: 22 May

Working Pattern:Full time
Salary:£32,076 - £33,945
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:262629
Contract Type:Permanent
Post Number:RC010054
Employment Location:Redcar & Cleveland
Job category:Education

Redcar & Cleveland Council Adult Learning Service are looking to recruit a Lead Tutor

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