Working for ECL

Careers in Mid Essex

Support your local community and make a real difference

We are looking for...

Come and join the team

We're recruiting Care Assistants to work in and around:

  • Braintree
  • Burnham-on-Crouch
  • Chelmsford
  • Halstead

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

In Mid Essex we:

  • Provide reablement to customers in their own homes
  • Have seven day centres
    • four that support customers with learning disabilities and autism
    • two that support older people
    • one that supports both of the above

There are few jobs more rewarding than a career in care

Day centres in Mid Essex:

  • Braintree
  • Roundwood, Braintree
  • Chelmsford
  • Charles Dickens, Chelmsford
  • Newport House, Chelmsford
  • Highfields, Chelmsford
  • Chapter House, Maldon

Whether you join us as a reablement Care Assistant, or our day centre in Harlow, you'll be joining a committed and proud team and receive some great benefits including:

  • up to £10.80 per hour for reablement (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 £1,000 for each successful referral

Your career starts here...

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



Although busy running a successful canine massage and grooming business, Abby found meaningful conversation from her clients to be a little lacking. To combat the loneliness she was experiencing, she decided to take on a part-time role as a bank worker with ECL. After falling in love with person-centred care, she’s now pursuing an entirely new career with human interaction at its heart…

  • Published: 21st September 2021


Despite a long and varied career which had seen him excel in the fields of retail, sales, and operations management, Mick never really felt that he’d found his calling. Thankfully, he stumbled across an ad on social media for flexible Community Care Assistant roles with ECL and realised that this could be the opportunity he’d been looking for.

  • Published: 24th August 2021