How you can work for the North East council at centre of £4.2bn devolution deal

Amy Harhoff of Durham County Council outlines their economic strategy at the Level Up event <i>(Image: Newsquest)</i>
Amy Harhoff of Durham County Council outlines their economic strategy at the Level Up event (Image: Newsquest)

A few days ago, The Northern Echo's Level Up campaign held its first live event of 2023 to talk about Investment and Devolution, led by Durham County Council.

As we heard more about the council's economic strategy, it was made clear that they are investing in the future of the region and its people, from single vacancies to major projects.

If you fancy joining them at such a crucial stage - just as they become part of a huge devolution deal - here are a few chances to work for them.

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School Business Manager
£31,099 - £34,723
The Governors of Etherley Lane Nursery and Primary School Federation are excited to recruit a highly motivated Business Manager with strong vision and drive to build upon our school’s current success.


Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant
Acre Rigg Infant School wants  a committed, highly motivated and enthusiastic Lunchtime Supervisor. The successful candidate will be responsible for the care and supervision of the children before and after meals, covering the lunchtime period.


Business Support Officer

£22,369 to £24,496

The Locality Teams supported are Adult Health Services Teams that ensure that the social care needs of people are fully assessed under the Care Act and that the services are delivered, monitoring and reviewed un accordance of agreed care plans.


Registered Manager, Childrens Home

£42,503 - £46,549

This is an exciting time to join the Children’s Residential Service as the council expands its service provision in order to provide the best outcomes for children and young people in County Durham, ensuring that our children and young people are provided with homes where they feel happy, safe and aspirational for their futures.


Programme Lead Mental Health and Learning Disability Integrated Services

£56,710 - £58,837

Can you make a real difference to families lives by shaping adult health services in Durham? The council is looking for a programme lead with experience of improving outcomes for people and the families of those who use its services.


Social Worker

£31,099 - £34,723 / £36,298 - £40,478

An opportunity to assist in shaping the future approach to review, the Social Workers will be an integral part of the new team, undertaking complex reviews and conducting the relevant assessments of older and physically disabled people who are in the review system across a range of settings.


Play Assistant

Durham Trinity School & Sports College is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, adaptable, enthusiastic Play Assistant to support pupils by providing appropriate activities ensuring co-operation, wellbeing, safety and good behaviour.
Working hours are 10.30am-1.30pm.


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Executive Support Assistant

£24,054 to £26,845

A vacancy has arisen within Business Support Services for an Executive Support Assistant to support the Leader of the Council. This is an opportunity to be part of the Cabinet Office support team for Durham County Council, who support the Leader and nine other councillors, each with their own portfolio.


Independent Reviewing Officers

£42,503 - £46,549

You will act as an Independent Chairperson in Children in Care Reviews, overseeing the progression of timely and high-quality plans for children in care.


To find out more about these and other opportunities to work at Durham County Council, CLICK HERE.