Gateshead Council

Gateshead Council is fiercely ambitious for the people of Gateshead, helping it to be a great place to live, work and visit.

About Gateshead Council

Gateshead Council plays a crucial role in shaping the local infrastructure, promoting economic growth, and ensuring the overall quality of life for residents within its jurisdiction.

They want to help communities not only survive but flourish, prosper and succeed. This is translated through its five pledges:

  • Put people and families at the heart of everything we do
  • Tackle inequality so people have a fair chance
  • Support our communities to support themselves and help each other
  • Invest in our economy to provide opportunities for employment, innovation and growth
  • Work together and fight for a better future for Gateshead

Employee Benefits



A generous annual leave package of 28 days increasing to 32 days following 5 years’ service


Opportunity to purchase up to 10 days extra leave via our Annual Leave Salary Sacrifice Scheme


Access to a generous flexi time system with the opportunity to take 2 flexi days per 4-week flexi period, depending on the needs of the service & hybrid working model


A robust Workforce Development offer with loads of opportunities for learning to progress your career and to enhance your knowledge in specific areas



Generous pension scheme


Great health and wellbeing support, including a cycle to work scheme


Access to a Co Wheels vehicle for work use, saving your petrol costs and wear to your vehicle


Various offers and discounts on shopping and household spending, including O2, Virgin Media and Dell

Embracing ambition

When you become a part of Gateshead Council, you’ll join a forward-thinking organisation that embraces ambition and isn’t afraid to take bold steps, even during challenging times.

Gateshead Council has built a solid reputation for actions that speak volumes, showcasing its commitment to making a difference. They highly value employees and appreciate the unique skills and knowledge every person brings to the table.

As a result, they have been recognised as one of the few employers to achieve the prestigious Continuing Excellence level of the North East Better Health at Work Award for four consecutive years.

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