Careers in Care - Working for Essex
Love what you do

Have you ever thought about a career in care?

Yes? Well look no further! 

Essex County Council is the second largest county in the UK with thousands of residents requiring daily or continuous care. We are collaborating with care providers across Essex to ensure our residents needs are met and have a range of new job opportunities.

If you’re just starting out or looking for a change of career, why not consider a career in care. Your employer will support you to ensure that you have all the required training.

We also have opportunities for experienced care workers too.

What’s most important about working in social care is that you have the right values and behaviours. We’re looking for people who:

  • Show dignity and respect to the people that they will be working with.
  • Passionate about providing excellent care and support our residents.
  • Work well together as part of a team.
  • Committed to quality and being the best we can be.


We have a mix of both temporary and permanent opportunities available. A career in care is perfect for anyone looking for a varied shift pattern to fit around them. We offer shifts ranging from weekdays, weekends, evenings sleepover and waking night, to name a few. There are opportunities to care for people in a residential setting or within their own homes. 

Find out more about each of our opportunities by clicking on the links below:

With us you can, love what you do and help improve lives.


Our opportunities cover locations across Essex. From North Essex covering the Colchester and Tendring areas to South Essex covering Basildon, Brentwood, Rochford and Castle Point.

Essex stretches as far as Uttlesford, Harlow and Epping Forest – And at the heart of our county is Chelmsford, Maldon and Braintree.

Find out more about our locations here.


Variety – One of the biggest benefits of working in care is diversity. Wherever you go, you’ll constantly be introduced to new environments, new people and different tasks. There really isn’t ever a quiet or dull moment in care.

Flexibility – Care worker skills are vital for thousands of people to live their lives meaning the help they provide is needed 24/7. The flexibility of shift patterns means working in care can fit around other commitments. So whether you’re currently studying or a parent with childcare commitments, care work has got you covered.

Rewarding – Perhaps the most commonly talked about benefit of a career in care is how fulfilling it is. Every day, you’re helping someone in need and making their lives that little bit easier. You’ll be building real relationships with clients and their families and that personal connection is what makes care work so unique.

Make a real difference – This is the bottom line. Working in care makes a big difference to people lives and it’s a noticeable one, but this is something that takes time and over time the differences become more noticeable and rewarding.

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