Careers in Procurement - Working for Essex

Thinking of a career in the Essex Procurement Team? Let us tell you all about it:

  • The estimated total population for Essex is over 1.5 million, it also has 14 district and unitary councils location within the area, which makes Essex County Council one of the largest and most ambitious Local Authorities in the country​.
  • ECC is leading change in Local Government and shaping the future of local communities. Working with DCLG and other agencies to shape policy, we have over 120 people that currently make up the procurement department.
  • Here at ECC we​ offer unparalleled opportunities for jobs and career development. Essex County Council permanent employees receive a variety of benefits including mobile and flexible​ working. There is such a wide variety of activity within the council, so new opportunities for learning and development are constantly being offered which helps with career progression. We are also a CIPS accredited procurement department, and we support our team members to obtain the CIPS qualification.

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A message from our director

Do you want to make a real difference to people’s lives and the environment in which they live? Essex County Council provides for the most vulnerable in society as well as vital community based and universal services that have a direct impact on the residents and businesses of Essex.

We are passionate about using our procurement spend to improve the lives of local residents and the environment in which they live and are looking for individual with that same passion and belief.”

Melanie Evans, Director of Procurement

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Staff Testimonials

“ECC is somewhere where you can progress and continually learn if you put yourself out there and work hard. It’s a very trusting organisation and this is demonstrated through the flexible and home working options.”Molly Brown

“Working at Essex County Council allows for a challenging but fulfilling work lifestyle which allows you to push yourself and learn new skills and develop as a professional.”Jawid Hassani

Hear more of Jawid’s story here

“ECC is a really good opportunity to make a difference. In our team I work with lots of skilled and dedicated people, with a passion to support change.” Lucy Johnson

“The development and learning opportunities I have been able to access while at Essex have given me the skills and experience necessary to embark on a career in an exciting field that really makes a difference.”John Sharman

“If you want a challenge and are driven to succeed this is the job for you. There is full support for studying CIPS and flexible working.”Rula Dymond

“ECC provides opportunities for growth and development and public procurement allows for positive impact on the local community.”Victoria Robertson

Find out more about Victoria’s journey

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