Northumberland County Council

Northumberland County Council strives to be an accessible and inclusive organisation.

We want to create workplaces that reflect the communities we serve and where everyone feels valued and able to contribute. We recognise the creativity and innovation a diverse workforce can bring and want to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports all of our employees. We are a Disability Confident employer and offer a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job. We are a Stonewall top 100 employer and welcome applications from LGBT and BAME candidates.

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, the busy port of Blyth and picturesque market towns such as Berwick, Hexham, Morpeth and Alnwick.

Our Vacancies

We have a wide range of exciting employment opportunities throughout the council.  Our current vacancies can be seen here.

We also operate several graduate schemes in areas including Human Resources, Information Services, Law (2-year training contracts), Finance and Surveying.

All trainees, both graduates and apprentices, will have access to extensive training and support throughout their role. This varies depending on the programme joined. For example: qualifications relating to your field (e.g. NVQ, professional qualification) or role specific development such as on-the-job training or a workplace mentor.

For more information about work experience and to apply for a placement please email

For more information on apprenticeships and to apply please click here.