Welcome

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the new senior leadership team at Darlington Borough Council.

Darlington is a market town in the North East of England, with a population nearing 110,000. A town with a rich industrial heritage, in 1825 Darlington gave the world the passenger steam trains, and today we are a town that marries that heritage with a modern, vibrant and growing economy.

Benefitting from superb transport connectivity, located on the East Coast Mainline, and less than 5 miles from Teesside International Airport, London is only 2 hours 30 minutes by train, with Newcastle and York 30 minutes away.

Darlington seamlessly combines the historic with the modern – a vibrant and attractive Town Centre with a growing mix of independent businesses and a successful leisure and cultural scene.

A proud and innovative town, Darlington is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and work.

Despite the challenges which have come our way in 2020, we are confident that further growth and success will continue. With increasing pressure on our environment and infrastructure, with significant changes to how people work, learn, live and travel, as a Council we want to lead that change.

This is not something the Council or any one organisation can do alone. The whole town – residents, businesses and stakeholders – will need to work together to realise the ambition we have for our town.

The building blocks are in place – and we need new senior leaders to drive our exciting agenda forward.

Like all local authorities, we are not without our challenges but, set against a backdrop of reducing funding, we have developed innovative solutions, created new partnerships and delivered consistent sustainable services. We have an excellent team, a progressive growth agenda, with a very exciting forward programme.

There is much more for the Council to achieve – with our residents and business at the heart of all we do.

We are looking for innovative, forward thinking leaders to join our team and drive this exciting agenda forward. If that is you, please get in touch.

Wishing you the very best of luck with your application!

Councillor Heather Scott OBE
Leader of the Council

Ian Williams
Chief Executive (Designate)