Working for the Council (including Stockton Council jobs)

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We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best staff and developing future leaders from within the organisation. Stockton Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

There are almost 3,000 employees who work for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council doing a vast range of jobs across many different services.  

If you have ever wondered what a local authority does you may be surprised to learn that our staff include, school cooks, park maintenance, solicitors, CCTV operatives, home care staff, food hygiene inspectors, refuse workers, enforcement officers and grave diggers among others.

These dedicated people are all proud to serve the residents of Stockton-on-Tees – and up to 70 percent of our workforce enjoy living in the Borough too!


Current job vacancies

View all of our current vacancies.

COVID Support Team vacancies.

Children’s social worker vacancies.


Information for prospective employees

If you're looking for the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives and follow a stimulating and rewarding career within a first class organisation, come and work with us at Stockton Council.

Employee Benefits
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is a great place to work. It is a place where we work hard and are proud to serve the people of the borough. It is also a place where you will be supported in your own development and in the work you do for the people of the borough. The Employee Benefits Guide outlines the benefits of working at the Council.

Our Culture

Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council is an organisation where all staff are trusted, supported and valued to make a positive contribution at work. Where we never lose sight of the fact that we are here to serve the people of the borough. Our behaviours document outlines this culture, and the behaviours that underpin it.

Big Plans for an Outstanding Borough
If you're new to the area, take a moment to read about our Big Plans for an outstanding Borough.


Current workforce profile

Stockton on Tees Borough Council (as of September 2017, excluding schools) has 2,403 Full Time Equivalent staff (FTE’s). This will be updated on a quarterly basis.  

  • Trade Union representatives
    There are ten workplace stewards, however the Branch Secretary is the only officer involved in any active casework, with very occasional involvement by workplace stewards. Therefore it is difficult to calculate an accurate FTE figure. The number of representatives who spent at least 50% of their time on union duties is one and the FTE figure is 1.00. The total estimated spending on trade union duties is £32,117. The Relative estimate spending is 0.04% of the total pay bill.


How to apply

Please apply for Council vacancies online using the link provided on the relevant vacancy page.

The application form and guidance notes are available in alternative formats from Xentrall Recruitment services. Telephone 01642 526992 or email [email protected].

How to apply for School, Academy and other jobs, is detailed in the advert information.


Applying for a job with the Council

  • We do not accept CVs.
  • You must complete an application form for each position if you apply for more than one job.
  • Guidance notes can be accessed from the online form.
  • A job description and person specification is available to download.
  • Complete all relevant sections of the application form fully.
  • Provide evidence of how you meet the criteria listed on the person specification, as your application will be assessed against these.
  • Ensure your application form is submitted by the closing date / time. Late applications will not be considered.


Once your application has been submitted

If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful.

If you would like a progress update or feedback on your application form you can request this by contacting Recruitment Services.


We're an Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are an armed-forces friendly employer who recognises the valuable transferable skills and qualities of those who have served, so we welcome applications from military veterans. In addition, the Council has introduced a Veterans’ Guaranteed Interview Scheme for those UK’s armed forces’ veterans who meet the essential criteria for the role.