Why work for us?

There are few jobs more rewarding than a career in care. At ECL, we look for people who share our values and passion to make a positive difference to people’s lives throughout the community.

Join our growing team of approx. 1,400 staff across Essex, West Sussex and Havering, helping us to achieve our vision of being the supplier of choice for Adult Health and Social Care.

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What we can offer you

We value our staff and invest in them to ensure we can offer the highest levels of care. Our aim is to make sure they feel rewarded for their amazing contribution.

ECL is proud to be an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

All staff at ECL receive:

  • A minimum of 24 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays, pro rata), rising with service
  • NEST pension scheme with matched contribution up to 6% upon joining if eligible
  • Paid travel time with mileage paid at 45p per mile
  • Full induction and training with ongoing support
  • Funded training programmes and career progression including NVQs/QCFs
  • Annual pay and performance review including bonus scheme
  • Staff benefits scheme providing access to discounts from a wide range retail brands, restaurants, holidays, and more
  • A healthcare support scheme to claim back the cost of dental, health and optical treatment plus, a range of other health & wellbeing benefits
  • Reimbursement of professional membership where this is required to undertake your role
  • Referral scheme of up to £1500*

As a front-line member of staff, you’ll receive extra benefits such as:

  • A higher rate of pay than many of our competitors
  • Double pay on bank holidays
  • Free enhanced DBS check
  • Free uniform & PPE
  • Free company smart phone
  • Guaranteed permanent or bank hours depending on preference
  • Regular paid overtime opportunities

Take the next step in your career and become part of the ECL team

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I’ve never been happier at work than I am here at ECL. It’s so rewarding to be doing a job where you can make a tangible difference to people’s lives

Harry, Care Assistant in West Essex

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



Since joining ECL on an apprenticeship six years ago, Katie’s career has gone from strength to strength. After a fantastic placement, she was over the moon to land a role as a full-time Community Care Assistant with the business before going on to become a Team Leader. Keen to keep moving forward, Katie will soon be taking on a new challenge with ECL’s Maldon Day Service…

  • Published: 1st April 2022


ECL Community Care Assistant celebrates 25 years of care.

  • Published: 9th November 2022

ECL is a brilliant company to work for. If you’re looking for career progression, you’ll find so many opportunities open to you and all the support you need to succeed

Katie, Service Manager in Mid Essex

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