We pride ourselves as a forward-thinking authority, willing to test out new ideas and innovate.
We identify and provide elected members, senior officers and practitioners with evidence-based policy advice on matters of strategic importance and develop the ideas that support new approaches in tackling the issues Essex faces.
We support the development and articulation of evidence-based strategy and we drive a whole-system approach to public services through Essex County Council’s key partnerships.
This is a changing organisation that is always looking for new and innovative ways of doing things
What’s the culture like in Strategy and Policy?
Every day is completely different – that’s my favourite thing about working here. From working on education to economic development, to advising Cabinet Members, there’s no time to get bored. This is a changing organisation that is always looking for new and innovative ways of doing things – no idea is dismissed and we’re given the opportunity to really take ownership of our own work.
How does Essex differ from other councils?
Having worked in hospitality management and for several other councils, Essex is different. It’s dynamic and interesting and has provided me with opportunities to get involved in projects that I actually see the outcome of. It’s certainly not an easy ride but it’s made easier by the support and challenge from colleagues and managers – there is a real sense that everyone is working towards the same shared goal, no matter what their job.
What type of person fits in best?
If you’re entrepreneurial in your approach and want to work for an organisation that’s forward-looking and ahead of the game, ECC is for you.
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.