Working for ECL

Community care careers in West Essex

Support your local community and make a real difference

We are looking for...

Come and join the team

To be considered, you need:

  • to be aged 18 or over
  • the right to work in the UK
  • a valid UK driving licence
  • a vehicle with business insurance to travel

We're looking for individuals who share our values and passion to make a positive difference to people’s lives throughout the community.

In West Essex we provide short-term reablement care to customers in their own homes across Harlow, Loughton, Epping and Saffron Walden.

There are few jobs more rewarding than a career in care

Joining us as a reablement Care Assistant means you'll be part of a committed and proud team and receive some great benefits including:

  • £12.20 ph weekdays, £14.20 ph weekend per hour plus mileage (including when you're travelling between customers)
  • Mileage paid at 45p per mile
  • A minimum of 24 days holiday per year, including bank holidays (pro rata), rising with service
  • Paid induction and training
  • Paid DBS check
  • Free uniform including PPE
  • Guaranteed permanent hours or bank hours if this is your preference
  • Genuine career progression
  • Funded training programmes – including NVQs/ QCFs
  • Staff benefits scheme which gives you access to discounts from a wide range of high street stores
  • A healthcare cash plan to claim back the cost of dental, health and optical treatment plus a range of other health & wellbeing benefits
  • Annual pay and performance review
  • A refer a friend scheme where you can earn up to £1500 for each successful referral

Your career starts here...

Meet some of our amazing team and discover why they love working for us



Two years ago, Sally was looking for a new job in care when a friend recommended ECL. Keen to build on the skills she’d learned studying person-centred therapy at university and the experience she’d already gained as a carer, she took the plunge and applied for a Trusted Assessor vacancy. Fast-forward to today and Sally’s ECL career is going from strength to strength…

  • Published: 12th March 2024
Josh’s story

Josh’s story

Josh was supported by ECL’s Inclusive Employment service after leaving full-time education. The Inclusive Employment team worked with him to help him determine what his next steps should be, gaining paid employment or going to college.

  • Published: 23rd October 2023
Graham’s Journey to Recovery with ECL's Reablement Service

Graham’s Journey to Recovery with ECL's Reablement Service

Thanks to ECL’s reablement services, Graham, who faced a health challenge after a stroke, was able to regain his confidence, regain his mobility and enjoy the hobbies he had to give up, and become chatty, like he once was.

  • Published: 17th October 2023
Barry and Julie's Story

Barry and Julie's Story

Married for over 50 years, Barry and Julie were devastated when Julie was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2020. They popped into nearby ECL Loughton – Jessops Court Day Centre for a visit and immediately felt at home.

  • Published: 20th September 2023