Working for Us

  • Living in Northumberland

    Northumberland is England’s most northerly county, bordered by Scotland to the north and Cumbria to the west.

    A region with a rich heritage, it also boasts stunning coastline, beautiful countryside and picturesque market towns such as Berwick, Hexham, Morpeth and Alnwick.

  • Working for the council

    There are a range of exciting employment opportunities at Northumberland County Council.

    We employ over 10,000 staff including schools who provide residents, visitors and businesses with a wide variety of services.

    Click here to learn more from of our employees about their roles and the important services that they deliver.

    We work closely with partner organisations and the public to make a real difference in local communities.

  • Staff Benefits

    As a key North-east employer, we offer a wide range of staff benefits including nationally-agreed pay scales, an industry-leading pension scheme, generous annual leave and the option to participate in a range of salary sacrifice schemes.

    We fully embrace flexible working and offer a range of options to support this.

  • Learning & development


    Our employees are the most valuable asset we have. By investing in learning and development we can improve the way in which we collaborate, work and learn together, leading Northumberland to a greater future.

    We ensure that our people have the opportunity to develop the tools, knowledge, skills and confidence to maximise their performance.

Latest jobs:

Administrative Assistant

To be part of a busy team providing administrative support, acting as supervisor to a small team of staff.

Headteacher Prudhoe Community High School

Prudhoe Community High School wishes to appoint an excellent Headteacher who can build on

our recent significant success.

Lead Behaviour Practitioner - Horton Grange Primary

We are looking for an inspirational practitioner to lead our THRIVE unit and build on the excellent provision already in place.

Teacher of Science - Astley Community High School

Teacher of Science

Full-Time, Permanent

View all jobs here

Careers in Social Work

This is an exciting time to join Northumberland as we embark on an improvement and transformation programme by increasing our established workforce.  Come and join a progressive organisation which offers a supportive, learning environment for you to thrive.  Here are some professionals talking about their experience here in Northumberland.