TEES Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has called on local people to grasp the opportunity of working for the Government.

A total of 14 jobs are currently being advertised across a range of roles at the Treasury’s new campus, many of which close to applications on Sunday with others following suit next week.

To make sure local people take advantage of these positions, Mayor Houchen is urging anyone keen start a rewarding career in the Civil Service, without having to leave the region, to take a look at the roles and to get applying. Jobs on offer include roles in policy, finance, legal and analysis.

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The Mayor’s call comes just days after it was announced the Department for International Trade (DIT) has accelerated its recruitment in the area for UK Trade and Investment North, also based in Darlington.

It aims to have 500 roles in the town by 2030.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, plus the Office of National Statistics and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, will also be basing themselves in Darlington.

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Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “There are a raft of opportunities opening up right now, and plenty more to come in the future as Government continues to go even further in committing to bringing civil servants of all types to its new Darlington Northern Economic Campus.

“I want to make it clear to people across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool that these aren’t jobs only to be filled by someone looking to relocate here - they are there for the taking by local people. We have a wealth of local talent and I want to see that represented across all the departments coming here.

“These roles show that local people can get on and succeed in a well-paid, good quality career in the civil service without having to leave the region they love and call home, or relocate to cities like Manchester or London. I’d urge anyone to check out these fantastic opportunities and apply, as well as keeping their eyes peeled for more vacancies coming our way.”

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Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Kemi Badenoch, added: “These exciting roles at our new cross-government hub are the first of many opportunities in the region as we level up the country.

“We want to diversify the way we make policy and broaden our access to skills and talent."

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