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Essex County Council

Essex County Council is one of the largest county councils in the country, with a workforce of more than 43,000 people. The main County building is located in Chelmsford.  We work with other local authorities, as well as regional, national and international authorities, to deliver services and represent the best interests of the people of the county.

Every single one of our employees is key to our current and future success. With the energy and passion will help us achieve our ambitions and secure a more prosperous future for the people of Essex. To achieve these successes, we have developed a number of core operating styles that get the best out of our people – enabling them to lead by example and champion excellence.

We encourage them 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. It's about being proactive and self-starting, and ultimately taking accountability for their actions.

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More about Essex County Council

Our Ambition...

At ECC we are passionate about better lives for people in Essex. We believe prosperity is the best route to achieve that - so people can help each other, and themselves. We are also ready to step in - to protect vulnerable children, to help care for older people - and to support our economy to flourish.

As a public body it is important we spend taxpayers’ money wisely, on the issues that matter to our residents. To offset reductions in government funding, we must constantly manage demand, reshape and reimagine services and look for opportunities to generate income. It is also important we work tirelessly to secure investment into the county that can help make Essex an even better place to live and work.

Our ambition, between 2017-2021 is for Essex to be the best local authority in the country – because that is what the people of Essex deserve.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity is about understanding that each of us is different and respecting and celebrating those differences. Equality is about making sure different groups are not disadvantaged when accessing services, employment or participating in public life in Essex.

The Equality Act 2010 highlights protection for people who are most likely to be disadvantaged or discriminated against by our society, making it illegal to discriminate on age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability and race grounds. These are known as protected characteristics.

We're committed to removing barriers that might restrict people and proactively work towards positive change. The Local Government Association has judged us as 'excellent'

Benefits at Essex County Council

List of all the benefits that Essex County Council are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Discount Scheme
  • Eye-care Vouchers
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Generous Annual Leave
  • Relocation Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Charity Giving
  • Flexible Working

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