Ready to make a difference West Essex?

We’re always on the lookout in West Essex for caring and committed people to join our growing team, covering areas such as Harlow, Saffron Walden, Loughton, Epping, Stansted, Uttlesford and surrounding areas.

If you are passionate about helping people and are looking for a rewarding role that offers job satisfaction and flexibility, why not apply to join us today? No experience is required as full paid training is provided.*

Valuing our staff

Because we value our staff we offer excellent benefits which include:

  • 4 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • 45p per mile
  • Free DBS check
  • Paid induction
  • Free uniform
  • Ongoing training and career development
  • Shopping and travel discounts
  • Private healthcare - we will pay you money towards your dental treatment, eye test & glasses plus much more
  • Pension
  • £300 start up loan* plus £300 for every friend and / or family member you refer to start work with us.

*Valid driving licence and a car is required.

*Information about the loan can be provided upon request.

Join our recruitment days

Would you like the opportunity to find out more about the types of roles available at ECL?

If so, come along to our Short Term Support in the Community recruitment open days taking place at Harlow Wellbeing Hub on 26th September, 10am-7pm.

Applications and interviews will take place during the day. Just come along with a utility bill dated within the last three months and a form of valid ID, such as your Drivers Licence or Passport.

Email Sarah Evans for further information.

Alternatively, please see below for our available roles and apply online.


Available roles​

Join our expanding team as a Care Assistant within our Short Term Support in the Community.

30 hour, 21 hour, 36 hour, weekend only, evenings only and 0 hour bank contracts available.

Please note that the 30 and 21 hour contracts require you to work every other weekend.


Community Care Assistant* - Short Term Support in the Community

Salary: £15,114.17 - £20,150.00pa

Within this role you will provide a unique, multi-disciplinary service on behalf of Essex County Council to support people at the point of crisis, helping people in need to become more independent and carry on enjoying their lives.

As well as experience, we are looking for people who share our values and our commitment to helping and caring for individuals in our community. Full training provided.

*Requires you to work every other weekend.

Apply now

Download full job specification.

Email Sarah Evans for further information.