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Everything you
need and more.

What we offer

Everything you
need and more.

Northumberland is a place we’re very proud of, and we take very seriously the role the county council plays in serving its residents, businesses and visitors. Join our team and we’ll offer you excellent opportunities to progress and do new things, a commitment to support you, and opportunities to influence and improve the way we work.

Our values.

Our values.

At NCC, we believe in putting our residents first and making sure they have the best living experience possible. That’s why we work hard to provide excellence and quality in everything we do. We also believe in treating everyone with kindness and respect creating a welcoming community for all. Additionally, we’re all about keeping our communities safe and well taken care of. From regular maintenance to safety protocols and emergency plans, we’ve got it covered.
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Health and wellbeing

At NCC, we know that great health comes from feeling safe, happy and fulfilled in all aspects of life. That’s why we offer a range of programmes and benefits to help our people and their families stay healthy and happy.


Exercise when and where it suits you with InstructorLive.

InstructorLive, a dynamic exercise-on-demand platform, offers a diverse library of fitness videos to keep you active in the comfort of your home. With a wide range of classes catering to all preferences, you can enjoy personalized workouts tailored to your schedule, varying from quick 10-minute sessions to more extensive 45-minute routines. This platform features a variety of classes led by top-notch instructors, suitable for all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced enthusiasts. Whether you’re into strength training, toning, mindfulness, or more, InstructorLive aligns with your fitness goals. And for Northumberland County Council staff, the best part is that it’s completely free!


Love being active with Active Northumberland.

Active Northumberland proudly oversees the vibrant selection of leisure centers and services under the auspices of the Northumberland County Council, with a dedicated mission to deliver a premier leisure and fitness experience across the county. In appreciation of their service, council employees are invited to enjoy a special corporate discount on memberships. Simply choose the ‘Corporate membership’ option when prompted, and unlock access to our facilities at an exclusive, reduced monthly rate.


Psychological wellbeing support.

Access to our Psychological Wellbeing Coordinator, who can provide one-to-one support, and help you identify ways to manage your mental wellbeing by creating a wellbeing package tailored to your needs.

Health & Wellbeing Portal.

The Health & Wellbeing Portal is a SharePoint site that holds a host of wellbeing tips, support and advice for you, our staff.

Chaplaincy service.

The chaplaincy service provide one-to-one support for anyone who’d like to talk, of any faith or no faith. Find a kind listening ear for issues like remembering loved ones, loss, loneliness and isolation.


Northumberland Community Bank.

Northumberland Community Bank is a financial co-operative, for people, not profit. Their aim is to help customers borrow fairly so local people don’t have to resort to payday lenders and loan sharks. They’re not interested in squeezing the most out of people. They offer financial products and services to their members – a safe home for savings and affordable loans.

Northumberland County Council is working with the Community Bank as a Payroll Partner, meaning as a member of staff you can access the payroll deduction scheme.


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.


26 days annual leave

26 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 31 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


Staff networks

In-house staff programs cover peer networking, staff development, and support for a range of areas including diversity, mental wellbeing, and caring responsibilities.

Learning &

Learning & Development.

As a member of our team, we aim to maximize your potential. From your first day with us to your next career advancement, we provide support and guidance to help you take advantage of every opportunity. We offer flexible options to fit your learning and development needs into your lifestyle and together, we strive for growth and success.

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Performance Appraisal & Supervision

As an employee of the council you will receive an annual performance appraisal and regular supervision meetings or 1:1’s with your manager. These provide the opportunity for you and your manager to jointly identify, plan and review the learning, development and support you may need to fulfil the requirements of your role effectively.

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NCC Corporate Development Programme

It is really important that we invest in our employees and ensure that they have the right skills and competencies to do their job. There are many in-house opportunities available for NCC employees and together these form our Corporate Development Programme. These courses are free to and cover topics ranging from first aid training to project management and from customer service skills through to leadership.

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Learning and achieving together

As an employee of the council you will be provided with your own personal Learning Together account. Using Learning Together you will be able to access the mandatory learning that all employees of the council are required to complete. You will also be able to access a whole host of learning courses and opportunities to help support you in your specific role.

“If you care about people this is a really good thing to get into. You get to contribute to people’s development but they also teach you things and give a lot back.”



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at NCC.

Apprenticeships at NCC.

Help to build the future

Whether taking your first steps on the career ladder, up- skilling or searching for a career change- there is an apprenticeship for everyone. With the help of a dedicated trainer or coach, you can acquire nationally acknowledged certifications that will be a lifelong asset, while also enhancing your technical skills, expanding your knowledge and applying it in real-life situations.

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What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a paid, real-world job that provides valuable learning experiences and skill development, ultimately preparing individuals for their chosen careers. Accessible to those aged 16 or older and not in full-time education, apprenticeships can range from 1 to 6 years based on the chosen level and individual experience. 

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Apprenticeships at NCC

The Northumberland County Council apprenticeship program enables participants to work for the council, developing their skills and knowledge while obtaining a qualification. Apprentices are employed by the council, earning a wage, following a training program, and receiving on and off the job training to ensure job competency. They are supported by an Apprenticeship Mentor who guides them throughout their journey.

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Benefits of an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships cater to school leavers, career advancers, and those seeking a career change, and are available to those over 16 years old not in full-time education. Benefits include hands-on job experience, salary with holiday leave, tailored learning, and the opportunity to study for a recognized qualification with no tuition fees for 20% of work hours. They also offer a career path with future potential.