NEREO serves and represents the 12 local authorities in the North East of England and approximately 80 Advisory Service Members in the broad field of Human Resource Management, Management Practice and Employee Relations.

The North East region covers the geographical areas of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Tees Valley.



NEREO offers support to build capacity by having the right people in place with the most efficient ways of working



NEREO will help you build skills through training and development opportunities for Officers and Members



NEREO can advise you on people matters, policy and employment law, recruitment, Digital Services and more

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What others have to say about NEREO

Alison Stephenson, Director of Human Resources, Middlesbrough CollegeNEREO Disclosure and Barring Service User
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“I’m really impressed with the ease of use and response time of the service. Significant savings have been made in terms of time it previously took to process, reduction in paper, managing and monitoring electronically, user friendly reports and cost of covering the vacant post whilst waiting for paper system. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this service to other organisations.”
Lindsay Tuck, Chief Operating Officer, SAGE GatesheadUser of Organisational Transformation, Service Review and Re-design Support
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David Leask has carried out a thorough investigative review and has has worked with teams of staff to help redesign and implement leaner and more efficient processes and services. It is anticipated this will identified further financial savings as well as achieving best value use of staff time and motion. Staff have reported feeling positive and empowered at the end of the process, which has been carried out professionally, timely and empathetically”
Helen Hunter, Sunderland City CouncilOnline DBS System User
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“It is so easy to use and the results come back really quickly and we only need to see those with a trace. It has enabled us to review our business processes”
Karen Peters, Reablement Project Manager, Nottinghamshire County Council.User of Organisational Transformation, Service Review and Re-design Support
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 “I’d like to say thanks for making the workshop so enjoyable and valuable. Although it was hard work, I found the process rewarding and I know the rest of the team did too. Being given the  time to talk through the long known issues in the service, right through to  positive actions, was a breath of fresh air and was so well supported by the way you managed the workshop. I personally learnt a lot too”
Liz Paton, Seven StoriesOnline DBS System User
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“I think the system is easy to use, excellent. I think the online system is easy to use, excellent. Also to receive the information via email to say that someone is OK is great. I haven’t found anything difficult or wrong with the system up to now“
Local Authority FeedbackUser of HR Advice Service
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“I would say they are reliable HR people who understand our business. It’s lovely to have the independent person, a critical friend.”