‘Apply for government roles’, locals urged as civil service jobs ‘tsunami’ begins

People across the Tees Valley are being urged to apply for civil service jobs in Darlington which are currently being advertised.

A total of 80 jobs can be found on the TeesValley.Jobs website, giving locals the chance to forge rewarding careers at the heart of government without having to move to cities such as Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester or London.

More than 1,500 civil service jobs will be relocated from Whitehall to the government’s new Darlington Economic Campus, with roles available with the most powerful government departments and agencies.

They include the Treasury, Department for International Trade, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Office of National Statistics and Competition and Markets Authority – to sit alongside the Department for Education, which is already based there.

A range of roles are on offer in everything from policy, strategy, HR and business analysis to software development, communications and planning and logistics. These cover all levels of experience, from heads of department and senior staff to apprentices and trainees.

Potential earnings include:

• Up to £44,000 as a senior policy advisor for the Department of International Trade’s (DIT) World Trade Organisation operations team.
• Up to £35,000 on placements as an International Trade Trainee.
• £25,000 as a data science degree apprentice for the Department for Education.
• Up to £56,400 as a senior product manager delivering DIT’s digital services, data and technology central to its objectives.

Further jobs will be advertised when available.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “When we secured the relocation of senior Treasury jobs to Darlington, I said it would just be the start of a tsunami of civil service jobs coming to the region.

“Soon the Darlington Economic Campus will be home to over 1,500 civil servants, with a huge number being recruited locally, meaning local people who call Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool home can have a rewarding career in the civil service without having to leave the place they love.

“Whether you’ve been working for decades or are just starting out, there’s a whole host of positions available and, on top of securing a good-quality, well-paid job, you’ll be helping to champion our region and put our priorities front-and-centre in Government decision- and policy-making.

“For those just leaving school or higher education too, it shows you can stay local but go far into a rewarding civil service career as more jobs become available down the line.

“Even if a civil service role isn’t for you, I’d call on everyone who’s job-hunting or looking for a new challenge to check out TeesValley.Jobs. With a huge range of sectors, workplaces and environments being advertised – and more and more being added daily – there are roles to suit everyone. It really is the best place to help you discover what’s on offer across Teesside, Hartlepool and Darlington.”

TeesValley.Jobs was launched by Mayor Houchen in March 2021 as a one-stop jobs site to discover new opportunities in the region which hosts hundreds of adverts across all sectors for some of our biggest firms.

Since going live, 62,625 people have visited the site.