We want the best possible outcomes for the people of Essex. And that’s where Business Support comes in. The Business Support team gives each ECC operational function the level of expert, value for money and adaptable business support that makes a real difference to the county. It could be a great environment for you to work in.
Business Support helps the whole organisation meet its key priorities – and is proof of our belief in doing what works best. This professional service encourages efficiency and effectiveness by reducing the need to hand over tasks that can easily be done through self-service, and cutting down on duplication by maximising the use of digital options. This is arranged into Business Centres, each of which look after a range of administration tasks, such as:
Meeting, events and travel
Finance and Project/Traded support
File and data management
Integrated support to Adult and Families Social Care teams
We offer opportunities to our employees to work across the business centres to develop cross-cutting skills.
I was really delighted to be shortlisted for line manager of the year.
Jessica, Account Manager – Business Support
Where did it all start?
Having worked for Essex Police and Essex Air Ambulance, my next move in the public sector was joining Essex County Council in 2010 as a Business Support Assistant.
During my Business Management degree I successfully combined my studies with work and other commitments – showing myself to be self-motivated, organised and capable of working under pressure. I thoroughly enjoyed the degree and knew that Management was not only my area of expertise, but an area I’d like to work in
How's the pace of developement?
My career at Essex County Council has moved quickly. I’ve been lucky enough to progress into an Account Manager role, managing a large team based in Colchester and Clacton. The role is challenging and every day is varied.
The element I enjoy the most is being able to work with a variety of key stakeholders and manage teams strategically. But at the same time, I’m looking at innovative ways to improve the service while working towards our outcomes.
What stands out for you?
I was really delighted to be shortlisted for line manager of the year and be part of the awards ceremony that Essex County Council organises annually. Another highlight for me has been taking the opportunity to complete a CIPD qualification in Human Resource Management via distance learning.
Step 1: Online application
You can complete a quick online application with us by either uploading your CV or completing an online application form. You will receive a confirmation email to let you know we have your application.
Step 2: Shortlisting
Once our advertising process has finished, we will review our applications and let you know if we would like to invite you to an interview. At this stage you may also be invited to join our talent pool where you will receive updates on future opportunities with us.
Step 3: Interview and assessment
The interview and assessment process could take many forms, dependent on the role you are applying for but the recruitment team will always let you know what to expect.
Step 4: Decision
Within a week of your assessment we’ll be able to let you know whether you’ve been successful in applying for a role with us.
Step 5: Compliance safeguarding checks
Once you have been offered a role we will invite you to meet with us to start your pre-employment checks.