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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our vacancies

We want to make applying for a position with our council as easy as possible and we want to be sure we appoint the right person to the right role.

We will aim to provide the best opportunities for you to showcase your skills, knowledge and expertise at every stage of the recruitment process. Below is what you can expect.

Step one: Apply online at Jobs North East

Step two: Interview with recruiting manager

This could include:

  • psychometric testing
  • group exercises
  • task based assessments
  • written reports
  • presentations

Step three: Conditional offer of employment

Conditions of offer can include:

  • references
  • identity checks
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • qualifications
  • health clearance
  • sickness absence monitoring

Step four: Formal offer of employment and agree start date

Once you receive a formal offer of employment, we can also agree your start date.