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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.

Strategic Planning Framework

Innovation and influence

Senior level advice and support

Equality and Diversity

Strategic Planning Framework

Essex County Council has clearly defined its vision, outcomes strategies and plans. We manage and maintain the strategic planning framework for ECC, through which our vision, outcomes and key strategies are articulated.

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Innovation and influence

Whether it is developing new approaches to prevention, helping stimulate the local economy, considering new ideas for health and social care integration, or how to harness new technology to support our work and our residents, Strategy & Policy are at the heart of ECC. Our innovation and strategic expertise position Essex County Council as a leading edge public service commissioner.

Senior level advice and support

We work with elected members to influence local, regional and national debates which further the interests of Essex communities. As a team member, there is the opportunity to work with Cabinet Members on a daily basis through placements in the Leader and Cabinet Office, providing policy advice.

Equality and Diversity

The Equality Act 2010 provides protection for people who are most likely to be disadvantaged or discriminated against by our society, making it illegal to discriminate based upon age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Like all public bodies, Essex County Council (ECC) is required to demonstrate due regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty.

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Foster good relations between different groups.

We demonstrate this though undertaking Equality Impact Assessments. The Equalities Team supports the council in ensuring we meet these legal duties by:

  • advice, support on equality and diversity policy and practice issues
  • advice relating to equality impact assessment (including training)
  • producing standards and policy guidance on equality based on legal requirements and best practice.
  • delivering and commissioning training
  • monitoring equality and diversity outcomes.

ECC was reaccredited as ‘Excellent' in April 2016 for the Local Government Association's Equality Framework for Local Government peer review.

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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.

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