Working for ECL

Careers in South West 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:

  • Basildon
  • Billericay
  • Brentwood
  • Wickford

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

In South West Essex we:

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

There are few jobs more rewarding than a career in care

Day centres in South West Essex:

  • Ashleigh, Basildon
  • Hogarths and Lions, Brentwood
  • Walter Boyce, Brentwood

Whether you join us as a reablement Care Assistant, or in one of our day centres, 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



Having worked as a carer in a residential home for many years, Sarah Barber found that elements of the job were beginning to take their toll on her emotionally. She knew she wanted to stay in care but was keen to find a new role which would utilise her extensive skill set, while leaving her feeling more uplifted and fulfilled – enter, ECL!

  • Published: 15th September 2021


After working as Resource Planner at ECL for 10 months, Thomas was promoted into a Local Business Manager role in October last year.

  • Published: 28th January 2020