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 your organisation to build capacity by having the right people in place with the most efficient ways of working


NEREO will help your organisation to build skills through training and development opportunities for Officers and Members


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

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How Did We Do - 2018 to 2019

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Get In Touch About Our Services

If you are enquiring about the status of your DBS check you can track it HERE.  Please note you must have received a reference number beginning with an E before doing this.  Until this is received all queries should be directed to the organisation you made the application to.

For all DBS related technical enquiries please email

Alternatively you can speak to someone on 0191 249 3847

For technical queries relating to North East Jobs please use the contact us page on the North East Jobs website itself, linked HERE.

Technical support can also be accessed by emailing

If you wish to advertise a vacancy on the site please see the details here.  Alternatively you can contact us on or telephone us on 0191 249 3851

NEREO produces Operative and Assessor/Trainer cards for the Winter Service 6159 Scheme on behalf of City and Guilds
For queries relating to the issuing of cards only, please email Maureen O’Keefe or Brenda Conlon or telephone 0191 2495874/0191 2499487.

Click here for full information regarding the 6159 Scheme.

Credo is what is known as a personality questionnaire, and is designed to collect and summarise information about
your preferences, interests, emotions and style of relating to others.

It is an online system which takes between 25 and 30 minutes for the individual to complete.

Due to our belief in the effectiveness of the CREDO test NEREO have become the exclusive providers to the public sector in England. 

For more information or to make use of the service please contact

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.”