Our Gateshead

Gateshead Council

About us: 

The Council’s services are delivered through five groups as shown below:

  • Community Based Services;
  • Development and Enterprise;
  • Learning and Children;
  • Local Environmental Services;
  • Central Services.

Within each of the five groups are a number of services, each run by a Strategic Director who takes responsibility for the day to day running of the service and the management of employees.

The Management Structure

The Council’s senior management comprises the Chief Executive, Jane Robinson, and seven Strategic Directors:

  • Jane Robinson - Chief Executive
  • Sheila Johnston - Assistant Chief Executive Chief Executive’s Department
  • Darren Collins - Strategic Director, Finance and ICT
  • Mike Barker - Strategic Director, Legal and Corporate Services
  • David Bunce - Director, Community Based Services
  • Paul Dowling - Director, Development and Enterprise
  • Margaret Whellans - Director, Learning and Children
  • Paul Dowling - Interim Strategic Director,Local Environmental Services
0191 433 3000
Civic Centre
Regent Street
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Regular Activities run by Gateshead Council

Photo of Gateshead Leisure Centre

Walking Football

Guidelines for Sessions

    Players are not permitted to jog or run while the... Read more

  1. Mondays

1:00pm -2:00pm
Every week
NOT bank holidays

Get cycling - guided bike rides.

Get cycling and join our weekly guided bike rides. These leisurely rides are for over... Read more

  1. Thursdays

1 -3 pm
Every week

No upcoming events are currently being listed by this organisation.

Gateshead Council's News

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Date posted: 2nd July 2018

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Giving Thanks to volunteers – Free tickets

Date posted: 11th June 2018

The Great Exhibition of the North 2018 is to be hosted by Newcastle and Gateshead.  It is to be the largest event in England of the year, and will begin on June 22 with a spectacular opening ceremo

Election Count Assistants Needed

Date posted: 25th April 2018

The council are looking for count assistants to work at this year's Local Government Election. The fee is £26.86 gross.


Gateshead Council's Services

Carers' Emergency Support Service

As a carer, you understandably want to do your best for the person you look after – but what happens if you are unexpectedly unable to care for them?

02/05/2019 - 09:58

Report Hate crime in Gateshead

If you have been a victim of hate crime because of your race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability please report it.

19/03/2018 - 11:05

No rooms to hire are currently being listed by this organisation.

Volunteer with Gateshead Council

Pop up Gym; Gym Assistant

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The Gateshead Housing Company, Activity Assistant.

This volunteer role will sit with The Gateshead Housing Company, in the Refugee Resettlement Team.

Active Kidz, Play volunteer

The Active Kidz play programme volunteers have an active role in the planning and delivery of play activities.  Volunteers will be supporting and encouraging children & young people to engage w


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