The county of Essex is a great place to live and work. It has diverse rural and urban economies cover 1,300 square miles, from the Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, and the M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. While we are the second most populated county in England and home to 1.4 million people, which accounts for a quarter of the population of the East of England, almost 75 per cent of the landscape is agricultural.
Four historic towns – Colchester for being England’s oldest recorded town, Basildon and Harlow for being two of its newest and Chelmsford, the birthplace of radio – can be found in Essex and these are all also major population centres.
Linking London to the south west and East Anglia to the north, Essex’s geographical location is one of strategic importance. South of the county is home to the Thames Gateway, which is one of the UK’s key growth areas, and in the north east there is Harwich, a major port to northern Europe. We also have two growing airports in Stansted and Southend.
The public sectors reputation is growing as a fast-moving and dynamic environment. As you’d expect this is attracting talented, skilled and motivated people, who are driving our agenda to deliver high quality, customer-focused and valuable services to the people of Essex.
At Essex County Council we recognise the importance of rewarding our employees, both financially and emotionally. We’ve created competitive salary packages, development opportunities and flexible working to drive performance and to ensure employees can balance their work and life commitments.
So if you want to make a difference, working in the public sector is a rewarding choice and with a diverse range of careers on offer in a number of sectors and levels, including administration and clerical, social work and social care, operatives, professionals and environmental health, planning, occupational therapy, schools and teaching, along with building and surveying. By searching today, you could soon be joining the Essex team!