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At Essex County Council we have a vision for Essex to be a county where individuals, families and communities can thrive and prosper.

To achieve this we have undergone a significant transformation in recent years and we continue to reorganise our structure so we can protect the most vulnerable and enable our economy to grow.

We've delivered changes in how we work too, empowering our people to take further responsibility and deliver results that make a lasting impact. We are also working more collaboratively with our partners and, most importantly, the many communities of Essex, to continue to ensure we all contribute to the great quality of life the people of Essex enjoy and deserve.


Your career with Essex County Council

The diverse nature of our work, from social care to country parks, is reflected in the wide range of career opportunities we offer.

It's not just the work you do that matters to us, our mobile and flexible working policy lets you choose when and where to work, leaving you with room to take care of the things that matter to you – be it heading to the gym or picking up the kids from school.

The future of Essex

At Essex County Council we're dedicated to improving Essex and the lives of all our residents. Our ambition is to deliver the best quality of life in Britain, but we know that to achieve that we face unprecedented challenges. Which is why we need new thinking to ensure we're using resources in the best possible way for the people of Essex. In other words, we want Essex to be a county where individuals, families and communities can thrive and prosper.

That's our vision for 2016/17 and beyond and, as a county council, our most important role is to establish the conditions where both public services and the economy can thrive. This means building on the strengths of our county - harnessing the energy and passion of everyone who works and lives here, building careers and businesses and shaping communities.

It's why everyone who works with us is focused on delivering seven outcomes:

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

By all playing our part, we'll secure a more prosperous county, one where we can all flourish, live well and achieve our ambitions.

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