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We are looking for HR and OD professionals who are at the top of their game and who are passionate about developing modern, business focussed solutions, and who are not afraid to challenge and try something new. The challenge we have at Essex County Council is massive, the opportunity is even bigger. This is your chance to bring new and modern ways of doing things to one of the biggest county councils in the country, where you will be encouraged to share your ideas, experience and be at the heart of creating and delivering best fit solutions.

We also have an ambitious organisation strategy and great agenda of change. Supporting that agenda is a team of over 6,500 people, so it’s vital our Organisation Development & People function delivers a workforce strategy that enables strong individual and team performance,  adding more value for the citizens of Essex. 

Our workforce strategy will address 4 key themes: creating the right conditions; staying ahead of the curve; transforming passion into impact; and enabling growth and development.  Our priority deliverables will be to strengthen our attraction as an employer and developing a strong brand for Essex. We want to be a desirable place to work that is diverse and promotes equality, and where employees feel a personal commitment and enjoy a sense of personal satisfaction and wellbeing. We will maximise the value of our people data and deliver robust action plans to ensure we create the future workforce we need and we also want to ensure we continue to offer the right opportunities for everybody to develop and grow.

If the idea of being part of a team that makes a real difference to public service and to the lives of the residents of Essex appeals to you – then this is the place for you.

If you can't see an opportunity that you want to apply for in our Organisational Development and People function, but are really interested in joining our talent pool, please send a copy of your cv and a covering letter to  We are updating our site regularly so please save this page on your favourites and visit again soon.


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