North East - Main Information

Industry, energy, the environment, social care, and culture – the UK Civil Service influences all of this and more. Now we’re bringing senior Civil Service roles to locations all across the North East. Use your talent and experience to transform the communities you’re part of.

Have real influence on how the UK is governed. Build a career with a future for everyone.

The Brick Train Darlington

Join us and you’ll not only help to shape policy closer to home but also have a positive impact nationwide.

We’ll be committed to your growth and development in return. We’ll offer you opportunities to progress your career and broaden your experience that few organisations can match. We’re here to support our people because they support the nation.

The Civil Service Career Offer

When you begin your career in the Civil Service you will join an inclusive team, with exciting opportunities to help shape what happens within society. In recent years, civil servants have worked on areas that have had a big impact on citizens, including the COVID-19 response, EU exit and international trade, cyber security, and the economy, to name a few.

The UK Civil Service offers many different avenues for potential applicants to join our organisation, including the Civil Service Fast Stream and Civil Service Apprenticeships. Have a look, and see if any of them are right for you.

Alison Hilton

Working in the Civil Service is a wonderful opportunity to serve your community and the citizens of the UK.   The range and variety of roles in the Civil Service is amazing – reflecting the diverse nature of our citizens and their needs.

Alison HiltonArea Director, DWP

The Civil Service in the North East

The North East is home to three cities: Newcastle upon Tyne (home to 302,820 people), Sunderland (174,807), and Durham (48,069). The major towns in the region are Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough.

At the Darlington Economic Campus we’re looking to the future, by bringing together six government departments, and working closer to the communities we serve.

Campus benefits, include:

  • A pioneering new cross-government hub
  • Be at the heart of big decisions
  • All the benefits and opportunities of the Civil Service
  • Six departments working as one
  • At least 750 roles will be based on campus
  • Opportunity to develop an exciting career across multiple departments
  • Darlington is well connected, and ranked one of the best places to live in the UK

Where could you work?

  • Dept' for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Education
  • Department for International trade
  • Dept' for Levelling up, Housing and Communities
  • HM Prison & Probation Service
  • HM Treasury
  • Office for National Statistics
  • UK Health Security Agency

Darlington Economic Campus

The Treasury's Office at Darlington Economic Campus is looking to the future, by bringing together six government departments, and working closer with the communities it serves. We’re thinking beyond the old ways of doing things.  Where people from all over the UK can play an active role in shaping the future of the country. It’s central government, made more accessible to you.

NEW! Senior Policy Officer for DEFRA - closing 8 June 2022

As a Senior Policy Advisor, you will be part of a team who work with a range of both internal and external stakeholders. You will contribute towards the drafting of policy and strategy. Your ability to contribute isn’t limited by lack of specialist knowledge, we value the importance of an individual’s range of skills. This means that you may develop specialist expertise and work across a small portfolio area.

NEW! Policy Officer for DEFRA - closing 8 June 2022

As a Policy Advisor you will be part of a team who work with a range of both internal and external stakeholders. You will contribute towards the drafting of policy and strategy that support Defra’s key priorities. This means that you may develop specialist expertise and work across a small portfolio area. Alternatively, you may develop a more over-arching knowledge of a wider range of topics.