About WorkingforEssex.com

Welcome to workingforessex.com, your gateway to careers at Essex County Council.

To find out more about Careers in Social Care at Essex County Council visit our Essex Social Work microsite.

To find out more about careers in Commercial, Human Resources, Commissioning Delivery, Strategy & Communications, Information Services and our Transformation Support Unit visit our Driving Change in Essex microsite.

About Essex County Council

At Essex County Council we have a vision to be a county where innovation brings prosperity and we are dedicated to improving the lives of our residents. With a total workforce of around 43,000, Essex County Council is one of the largest county councils in the country and we truly believe our greatest asset is our people and they are fundamentally key to our current and future success.

The main drive for our employees is to deliver successfully seven corporate outcomes:

  • increase educational achievement and enhance skills;
  • develop and maintain an infrastructure, which enables residents to travel and our businesses to grow;
  • support employment and entrepreneurship across the Essex economy;
  • improve public health and wellbeing in the county;
  • safeguard vulnerable people of all ages;
  • keep our communities safe and build community resilience;
  • respect Essex’s environment.

The diverse nature of our work, from social care to country parks, is reflected by the wide range of career opportunities we offer and we seek to be an Essex employer of choice by promoting an inclusive culture, which enables our people to flourish.

So what is it like to work at Essex? We have five core operating styles, which basically outline how we will achieve success. They have been put in place to empower our employees and enable them to lead by example and champion excellence in all that they do. We encourage our people to be outcomes focused, to be clear about what are they aiming to achieve, to be lean and agile, work collaboratively with others and be innovative in their thinking. We encourage our people to be proactive and self-starting, and ultimately accountable for their actions.

We are an organisation that embraces people’s differences and having employees with energy and passion will help us achieve our ambitions and secure a more prosperous future for the people of Essex. In return we have a range of employee benefits, which include a generous holiday allowance, pension, flexible working, employee discount schemes and the chance to really make a difference.

Our careers website, WorkingforEssex.com, is operated through our outsource recruitment partner, the Essex Recruitment Team.

We aim to employ people from all sections of the community, and we belong to the national Two Ticks (positive about disabled people) scheme. This is because disabled people can find it more difficult to get work than non-disabled people. If you are disabled and meet the key criteria, we will interview you. When you fill in the application form, you can say whether you want to apply on this basis.

WorkingforEssex.com is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Registered office: 71 Victoria Street, Westminster, London, SW1H OXA Registered in England, No. 3949686. Part of the Capita Group Plc. Capita Resourcing Ltd is both an employment agency and employment business.