Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Essex County Council is responsible for providing a range of high quality services, through which it is committed to making a difference to the people living in Essex.
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • UK locations:
    East of England
  • Contact
    • Essex County Council, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH

About Essex County Council

What is it like to work for Essex County Council

My Manager
My Manager
At Essex County Council, they recognise that people managers respond to a wide variety of development opportunities. Work shadowing opportunities are provided, as are opportunities for secondments, whether on a full time or part time basis. These opportunities offer employees the chance to identify career opportunities within Essex County Council and develop skills that will enhance their career choices.
My Team
My Team
There is a policy for Individual and Team Rewards. Team Rewards can take the form of reward vouchers, additional leave or thank you letters. Managers are encouraged to build successful teams, in order to encourage high performance and an engaged workforce. Essex County Council's Your Development Toolkit contains a wealth of information on teams and team building. There is also an attended course available - Developing and Motivating your Team and all managers are encouraged to attend this and other core training courses. Many teams throughout the Council undertake team building events.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Essex County Council promotes the concept of Total Reward but without the use of annual statements. They have a Total Reward Calculator, an online tool that employees can access at any time to determine the total worth of their reward. In addition, the use of praise and recognition, saying thank you, reward vouchers and additional annual leave etc. are available to recognise contribution. The You Make the Difference in Essex awards scheme seeks out the recognition of peers and communicates success. Long service is celebrated, and they also offer flexible working opportunities that are valued by employees. They continually review and seek opportunities to extend the total reward available to their employees.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:


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  • Male : Female:

    26% / 74%

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  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Staff:


  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35


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