Think beyond what’s gone before.

There couldn’t be a better time to join the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. For one, we have a new name. And with it, a new expanded remit at the forefront of the government’s mission to help every part of the country build back better after the pandemic.

The work you do here will impact everyone. Whether it’s the homes we live in. The councils we rely on. Or the communities we’re part of. It’s your chance to play your part in the global recovery. And level things up for all areas of the UK. Right here in the North East.

Who we are

More about us

Only when we create great places to live and work, can we give local people the tools to shape what happens in their area. That’s why we’re focused on building better, safer, greener and more affordable homes. Ending rough sleeping. Helping local government become more resilient. And raising productivity so every area can self-empower.

During the pandemic, we were at the heart of the national response. Supporting communities. Helping to save lives and livelihoods. Yet while we’re proud of what we achieved together, our work has only just begun. Through a vast array of programmes, projects and initiatives, we’re collaborating across government to help Britain build back better than ever before. Meaning it’s the perfect place to build an even better career.

Vision, values & culture

Our vision, values and culture

An open, inclusive approach is vital if we’re to build a more levelled-up, joined-up country. Help us create our vision and you’ll be part of an environment where everyone’s listened to. Expertise at every level is important too. As is empowering our people to make effective decisions.

It’s an engaging, connected place, whether you’re in the office, or working from home. So if you want to play your part and help us lead from the front, you’ll fit in perfectly with our collaborative, can-do culture.

Opportunities & Salary information

What roles can I apply for?

If you’re passionate about finance or analysis, then our department could be the ideal next step in your career. These two areas are at the heart of our work. Ensuring we make the best use of taxpayers’ money. And helping us put the funds in place to deliver on our biggest priorities.

Yet while you’ll need to be comfortable with numbers, we welcome people from any sector or background. With lots of great learning in place, we can help you develop as a finance or analysis professional. So don’t let a lack of experience hold you back.

How much could I earn?

Our current salaries start from around £23,000 for entry level roles to £57,000 for senior management roles Grade 6 and above. Senior Civil Service (SCS) roles start from £71,000 for Deputy Director roles. Starting salaries are indicated on each vacancy.

If you’re ready to help us think beyond, then take a look at our current vacancies and apply today.

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Benefits & flexible working

Think beyond your current benefits.

If we’re levelling up the country, it’s only right we do the same for your career. That means fully supporting your learning and development. Adopting family-friendly policies to flexible working. Creating programmes to help colleagues from diverse backgrounds progress into senior roles. And of course, a truly great benefits package for all.

Flexible working

  • Hybrid working patterns, split between office and home
  • Flexitime with the chance to take up to 2 extra days off each month
  • Part-time, term-time, job-share and condensed hours all available

Excellent benefits

  • Excellent pension scheme you’ll be automatically enrolled into
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days over time, plus 8 days for public holidays
  • 6 days paid leave a year for volunteering on passion projects
  • 5 learning and development days a year, focused on your profession
  • Excellent maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Free annual sight tests if you use a computer
  • Childcare vouchers, retail vouchers, discounts and many more…

How to apply

Ready to help us think beyond? Why not take a look at our current vacancies? You’ll find full details on all our roles. Who we’re looking for. What’s involved. The exact salary you’ll earn. Plus all the help you need to apply.

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