The borough of Redcar and Cleveland is located on the northeast coast of England, south of the River Tees. Home to 136,000 people and at 93 square miles, it is the largest of the borough’s which make up the Tees Valley region, and form the Tees Valley Combined Authority, this also includes the boroughs of Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Darlington.
The geography of Redcar and Cleveland is diverse with a myriad of towns and villages, a beautiful coastline and countryside including a section of the North York Moors National Park make it an attractive destination for visitors. In total contrast to this the borough is home to one of the largest industrial complexes in the country, inclusive of world class petrochemical and Teesworks the UK’s largest freeport and home to diverse sustainable and low carbon industry.
The communities in the borough are diverse like its geography. Although some of the towns and villages in Redcar and Cleveland are thriving, some are experiencing extreme levels of deprivation, with low housing demand, high levels of crime and unemployment, poor health, and low educational attainment. The 2019 Indices of Deprivation, a measure of deprivation at lower super output area level (LSOA), small geographical areas of approximately 1600 people, assessed 18 of the 79 LSOAs in the borough to be amongst the 10% most deprived nationally. In stark contrast to this there are 7 LSOAs amongst the 10% least deprived nationally.
The Council is ambitious and committed to making real improvements to the quality of life across Redcar and Cleveland. The organization’s priorities for the coming years are captured within the Corporate Plan, Our Flourishing Future. These are:
• Tackling Climate Change and Enhancing the Natural Environment
• Meeting Residents’ Needs
• Improving the Physical Appearance of the Borough and Enhancing Prosperity
• Investing for the Long Term.
We are the largest employer in the borough with a workforce exceeding 2,000 people. Our employees cover a diverse mixture of roles such as: legal, teaching, social work and engineering, we look for innovative individuals who will help us realise our ambition and in return we can offer you the opportunity to develop your career.