North East CA - About Us

The North East Combined Authority was formed on 7 May 2024. We’re led by an Elected Mayor and Cabinet and cover the seven local authority areas of County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

Our purpose is to champion the full potential of our region. Collaborating with our partners and local authorities, we’ll create a better way of life by connecting communities, giving people the skills to succeed, and improving wellbeing for all, so that the North East is recognised as an outstanding place to live, work, visit and invest.

We have five commitments:
A Fairer North East. We’ll help people thrive with aspirational jobs, new skills, and better homes, improving quality of life for everyone. We’ll create confidence in the North East by reducing inequalities and improving health.

A Greener North East. We’ll take inspiration from our industrial heritage and unique mix of urban areas, countryside, coastline and rivers, to nurture our natural resources - creating green jobs, sustainable industry, and clean energy.

A Connected North East. We’ll get behind businesses so they can improve productivity and connectivity. With better local transport networks and digital infrastructures, the North East will have a global reach, becoming the go-to place for innovative ideas and real-world results.

An International North East. Building on our economic strength, and championing our heritage, culture, arts and sports, we’ll drive the region’s ambition to continually attract visitors and investment.

A Successful North East. Together, we’ll speak with one voice, and define our own future, cultivating the talent, skills and innovation that will help grow our existing economy, becoming green industry leaders and a cultural destination - making the North East one of the best places to live, work, and invest.

Benefits of working for us

At NECA we value our employees and aim to support them in their roles and everyday lives through a variety of rewards and benefits.

These include:

• generous leave entitlement, starting at 26 days plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
• flexible working practices including working from other locations and from home
• generous employer contribution pension scheme
• commitment to staff development and continuous learning
• progression and career-enhancement opportunities

The combined authority is a fantastic place to work, are you ready to shape the future of the North East region?
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North East CA
The Lumen
St James’ Boulevard
Tyne and Wear