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Thank you for your interest in joining us at Gateshead.

Gateshead Council has always been fiercely ambitious for the people of Gateshead, helping it to be a great place to live, work and visit. Led by our five pledges set out in 'Making Gateshead a place where everyone thrives', our aim is to ensure all local people can realise their full potential and enjoy the best quality of life. 

By putting children and families at the heart of everything we do we can ensure all children within Gateshead can thrive and reach their full potential and live a safe and healthy life.

Senior leaders and council Members share this ambition, and seek to provide services that improve and enhance the lives of children and their families.

"There is a stable and skilled workforce that is enthusiastic about working in Gateshead." - Ofsted, 2019

"I completed my final year student placement within the Looked After Children's team in 2017. The support given to me and the relationships I built in that time lead to me wanting to return and I gained a job within the team in 2018. It was as if I had never been away, the high level of support continued, and I have now successfully completed my ASYE within Gateshead Looked After Children's Team. " - Social Work Practitioner