Essex County Council

Essex County Council is one of the largest County Council’s in the country and employs approximately 43,000 staff in a range of jobs. So, whether you’re pursuing a professional career, looking for a convenient local job, interested in flexible working, looking to return to work or just starting out, ECC can offer you a wide range of opportunities.

We take steps to make sure no-one is unfairly disadvantaged in gaining and keeping employment with us. Our aim is to recruit a workforce that reflects the diversity of our local community and has the skills to deliver the best service to all of our customers - regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. In particular we welcome applications from the minority groups which are under-represented amongst our staff.

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 job requirements, we will interview you. When you fill in the application form, you can say whether you want to apply on this basis. We are also working towards the Mindful Employer standards for employers who are positive about mental health.

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Essex County Council is one of the top performing councils in England.

Our responsibilities and challenges are huge: from social care, waste, recycling, economic development and regeneration, community planning, transport and schools to international partnerships, sport development (including the 2012 Olympics), libraries, policy development, heritage, tourism and emergency planning. So, you’ll see that this is an exciting time for Essex County Council and a great time to consider joining us.

What could be more rewarding than seeing your actions making a real difference to people’s lives? Whether improving public services to the local community, or making them more effective and responsive to the needs of the public, there are many exciting opportunities on offer.

In Essex, we have a vision to make our county a place which provides the best possible quality of life for all who live and work here. This is reflected in our working culture and our 8 core values: Clear, Accountable, Innovate, Trust, Customer Centric, Deliver, Drive and Self Service. Essex County Council is a rewarding and vibrant place to work and offers great opportunities to develop your career.

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We are also working towards the Mindful Employer standards for employers who are positive about mental health.

Essex Works 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.