Shaping the future for residents. communities. businesses. visitors.

We're recruiting for a variety of roles in our Economy and Regeneration Service.

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Discover your future in Northumberland.

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents mean we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

Economy and Regeneration is part of the Regeneration, Economy and Commercial Directorate of the Council, delivering the Council’s priority of Economic Growth. We support places, people and organisations to develop programmes and projects that will benefit the economy and quality of life of the communities concerned and Northumberland as a whole.

Current vacancies.

There are a range of exciting Economy and Regeneration employment opportunities at Northumberland County Council.
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choose us?

Why choose us?

We employ over 10,000 staff who provide residents, visitors and businesses with a wide variety of services. We pride ourselves on being an adaptive and flexible organisation capable of responding to increasing external and environmental pressures. Consequently, we are managing a vast programme of changes over the next several years in a future-focused and strategic way.

We don’t operate in isolation – we work closely with partner organisations and the public to make a real difference in local communities. We have a range of corporate priorities which we strive to achieve each and every day for the residents, businesses, visitors and communities that we serve.

Rewards & benefits.


Salary and bonus

Fair pay for all staff with examples of this, including automatic pay progression to the top of the band and an annual pay award.


25 days annual leave

25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees)



Local government discount schemes are available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands.



There are additional family leave provisions beyond the minimum statutory requirements.


Company pension scheme

Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme



In addition to free parking at council sites, car leasing schemes are also available for council staff.


Flexible working

A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes, including job sharing, home working, flexible working, part-year working, and compressed hours



A relocation scheme is offered to those moving from outside the area (for further details, please contact a member of the HR team)


Our values.

Together we are Northumberland County Council. Without our staff, we could not deliver high-quality service to our residents, businesses or visitors. Our values have been developed for the Council and will help guide us to be efficient, open and work for everyone. They will run through the very core of every project we work on and every decision we make.

Making a real difference.

We support places, people and organisations to develop programmes and projects that will benefit the economy and quality of life of the communities concerned and Northumberland as a whole.

Collectively, we deliver a wide range of functions that support the Council’s objectives for economic growth. Here are just a couple of our latest economy and regeneration initiatives.


Blyth Future High
Street Fund

A new £11 million facility in Blyth, which will create opportunities for thousands of young people and adults interested in working in the clean energy sector, has been granted planning permission.

Find out more>>


Hexham High Streets
Heritage Zone

Hexham High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) is part of a £95 million government-funded programme led by Historic England, which is designed to secure lasting improvements and rejuvenate historic high streets.

Find out more>>