THERE are a number of jobs on offer across Northumberland and the North-East, many with specific links to the coronavirus emergency.

Despite the government restrictions now in place, Jobcentre Plus is still promoting a number of vacancies across the region, particularly in the key worker categories.

Almost all of the national supermarkets and food and grocery retailers are recruiting for a range of roles, including retail assistants, stock assistants, warehouse operatives and delivery drivers.

In Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, this includes Aldi, Asda, Farm Foods, Home Foods, Iceland, Lidl, Morrisons, North East Convenience Stores, Sainsbury’s, Savers, Tesco and Wilko. In almost all cases, information is available on the relevant company website where applications can also be made.

Other vacancies include: 

  • Delivery drivers (own transport required) via Amazon Flex and shelf stackers at its Washington site, while DHL in Team Valley needs warehouse operatives.
  • In the health and care sector, South Tyne and Sunderland NHS Trust is recruiting two A&E receptionists, there is an opportunity for a security officer at City Hospital Sunderland and Gateshead NHS Trust needs domestic services assistants. Applications and information are available via NHS Jobs.
  • Merit Home Care (call 0191 229 1010) and Nurtured Care NE (send CV to are looking for domiciliary care workers in Newcastle and North Tyneside.
  • Gosforth-based Coquet Trust is recruiting outreach and support workers - visit
  • Lifeways is recruiting support workers in Northumberland, Newcastle and Gateshead to work with adults with learning difficulties and challenging behaviours - visit
  • Alliance Healthcare is looking for drivers nationwide, including in the North East, while Biffa Waste Services at Wallsend is looking for LGV 2 drivers.
  • Edwards Commercial Cleaning Services Ltd is looking for cleaners in Newcastle and Sunderland - send CV to 

    Jobcentres are only open for emergencies and customers should make contact online or via telephone wherever possible.