Working towards Good Work for the North of Tyne.


Our North of Tyne vision is of a dynamic, sustainable, and more inclusive economy. This is one that brings together people and opportunities to create vibrant communities and a good quality of life, including access to work.  We have an ambition to narrow inequalities and ensure that everyone has a stake in our region’s future.

Playing a major part of this vision is the importance of our residents being able to access work, but access alone isn’t enough, our residents need access to ‘Good Work’, work that provides as a minimum job security, skills, progression and decent pay. But that’s not all, smart employers know that business success comes from strong leadership and a happy, healthy, and motivated workforce, so how is this achieved?

NTCA set to find out, consulting with employers and key stakeholders to identify the key elements of what ‘good’ looks like, and the NTCA Good Work Pledge evolved.


Good Work Pledge Businesses


The 5 Pillars of Good Practice

We have identified five areas where, as an organisation employing people in Northumberland, North Tyneside, and Newcastle you can demonstrate your commitment to Good Work. These five areas presented as ‘pillars’ contain the criteria used to identify, promote, and grow good work practices in businesses and organisations of all sizes and sectors across the region.




Routes to achieve are at two levels, Standard and Advanced, to achieve applicants must demonstrate they meet or are actively progressing towards all of the key criteria in 2 or all 5 pillars respectively.

View the pillars here.

“We want every employer in the region to be a good employer. We want every employer to sign up to our Good Work Pledge.”

Jamie Driscoll
North of Tyne Mayor


The North of Tyne Combined Authority want to support businesses in their journey to achieve the Good Work Pledge and a variety of resources are available to support your application in our more information section.

Once awarded you’ll help us build a community of best practice, one where employers can access learning and networking opportunities and receive support and encouragement from peers and partner organisations, a valuable resource only available to applicants awarded either level of the Good Work Pledge.

Should you require an informal chat about your application please contact us.


Join Us

You can be assured that every application for the Good Work Pledge is assessed and verified by NTCA and the scheme is completely free to join. Submit your application today and become part of a growing community of businesses in North of Tyne striving towards and being recognised by signing up to the Good Work Pledge.