Executive Recruitment


I'm delighted that you are interested in joining us as one of our two new Corporate Directors – Regeneration, Economy and Growth; and Neighbourhoods and Climate Change.

Durham is a really exciting place with loads going on. As a council, we are passionate about realising the huge potential of our area and doing our very best for the county and local people.

We have £3.4 billion of investment in the pipeline, with town and city centres, Durham University, major business parks, and NETPark - the north east’s only science park, all growing and expanding. We also have plans for 24,000 new houses by 2033 and are striving to realise our growth potential in an environmentally sustainable way.

Like many areas and public organisations, we face significant challenges and the roles you are interested in will be key to helping us navigate our way through. Helping us to realise Durham’s economic potential; and helping us to deliver vital frontline services while reducing our impact on the environment.

You will be key members of the our Corporate Management Team, working with me and my colleagues to chart the future direction of the council and manage one of the largest councils in the country.

Within local government, we are recognised as one of the best and a few years ago were crowned council of the year.

County Durham is ‘powered by people’ and have achieved all we have through strong political and senior management leadership, ambition, creative thinking, partnership working and sheer passion for what we do.

These are key roles for the council and probably two of the most exciting opportunities in local government today. I hope you find the roles of interest and the prospect of working with us, equally exciting. If you do, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Yours sincerely

Terry Collins
Chief Executive

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