Join the NTCA Team

Our people work hard, there’s no doubt about that. Whether they’re delivering our programmes and projects or working behind-the-scenes to make us efficient and effective – our team is the best we can be. So, what we offer you as a potential member of staff is important.

Our values run through everything we do; we don’t just talk about the values we’re actually living them in our behaviours. This is impacts on our culture, our relationships with each other and the delivery of our vision.

Our vision is of a dynamic and more inclusive economy, one that brings together people and opportunities to create vibrant communities and a high quality of life, narrowing inequalities and ensuring that all residents have a stake in our region’s future.

We are a public sector organisation and proud of that – all of our people want to make a difference to our residents, our businesses and our communities. We genuinely respect our Mayor and Cabinet and their leadership, and they play an active role, working with the team and getting the best outcomes for our residents.

We’re committed to looking after you personally, as well as taking good care of your career. We want to ensure that whatever you’re doing at North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), you’re in a positive, safe, healthy environment. We want each and every one of our employees to be able to thrive, develop and work to the best of their abilities.

Life can be busy and unpredictable. So, we’ll try to be as flexible around yours as we can. We’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements such as job shares, term-time arrangements, compressed hours and our flexible leave policy.  If you’re looking for a flexible approach to work, we operate on a hybrid model, so this could be the place for you. If you’re looking to relocate here, then that’s great too. By coming to work in the North of Tyne, you can enjoy a fulfilling job as well as a great quality of life, with some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside and beaches on your doorstep.

It’s never too early – or too late – to save for your future. We believe in rewarding people for their productivity, so everyone at NTCA gets automatic enrolment into the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme.

We focus on outcomes and the delivery of your objectives, so you’ll have flexible leave in addition to your entitled leave of 25 or 30 days plus bank holidays. We include non-Christian holidays and we’ll actively encourage you to have a great work-life-balance, with your wellbeing at its heart.

At NTCA, we don’t just accept difference, we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our team, our mission, and our residents. NTCA is proud to embrace diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

NTCA are known for hiring positive people and respecting their capability over experience – we’ll invest in you and your career as you’ll invest in our communities so we are an organisation that’s ready for the future by creating the culture and environment that supports all employees to understand, embody and deliver the organisation’s mission for the people of the North of Tyne. Why not apply and join us?


Current Vacancies

Independent Member to Chair Audit and Standards Committee

We are seeking to appoint an Independent Member to act as Chair for the NTCA Audit and Standards Committee.

The role of the Independent Member

An independent member will provide an independent and impartial presence on our Audit and Standards Committee and will serve a term of two years, which may be renewed. It is an opportunity to make a contribution to the fairness and integrity of the Authority.  Nine elected members (three each from our constituent authorities of Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council and Northumberland County Council) also serve on the committee. The Independent Members is a non-voting position and will receive an annual allowance of £1,000, paid in monthly instalments.  

The estimated time commitment required to undertake the role may vary.  On average it will involve attendance at four daytime Committee meetings per year (typically at 10am on a Tuesday) plus associated preparatory work/reading, although it may be necessary to attend other meetings from time to time.

Before applying please read the following information on the work and functions of the Audit and Standards Committee, the Person Specification and Disqualifications for the role of Independent Person and Chair.

Application Process

All applications, consisting of a CV and a statement addressing how you meet the personal specifications and declaring that you do not fall into any of the disqualification criteria must be received by 5.00pm on Monday 29 August 2022.

Please send your applications via email to Ruth Redfern, Director of Policy and Performance at

If you would like a discussion about the role of Independent Member then please contact Richard Dunlop, Interim Chief Internal Auditor or Elizabeth Kerr, Principal Governance and Scrutiny Manager


Project Managers (Regional Economic Development)

Do you want to contribute to creating a dynamic and more inclusive economy across Newcastle, Northumberland, and North Tyneside?

Could you play an important role in bringing together people and opportunities to create vibrant communities, narrowing inequalities, and ensuring all residents have a stake in our region’s future?

We are seeking to appoint 8 Project Managers. We are looking for some generalists and some specialists, including: housing; employability; skills; and economic growth (including business and innovation, local communities and place regeneration, culture and creative, and rural growth).

The details of these NTCA vacancies are published on North East Jobs website.

Shortlisting w/c 12 September 2022
Interviews will be held w/c 19 September 2022.

North East Jobs Website