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Durham County Council - About Us

Durham is a cathedral city sitting to the south west of Sunderland, south of Newcastle upon Tyne and to the north of Darlington, it is a beautiful city with a stunning castle and a world leading University.

Durham County Council is the largest council in the North East covering 862 sq. miles, we have a budget of around 1.3billion which helps us provide services for more than 513,000 people.
We have a vision and three strategic ambitions to develop County Durham over the next 15 years. Our vision for 2035 is that County Durham is a place where there are more and better jobs, people live long and independent lives and our communities are well connected and supported.
Our ambitions can only be realised with great people who bring their individual skills, knowledge and expertise, but above all, they bring the commitment needed to help Durham County Council make a real difference.
We currently employ over 18,000 staff across a broad range of service areas, this includes street lighting, libraries, leisure facilities, education, and housing - we have every sort of role you could image so whatever you may looking for, there is every possibility we will have that covered.
We offer a fantastic range of rewards and benefits including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, access to wellbeing services, learning and development opportunities and many more – if you think we could be the employer for you, look at our vacancies as we’d love to hear from you.


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