Working for ECL

Careers in 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:

  • Harlow
  • Loughton
  • Epping
  • Saffron Walden

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 reablement to customers in their own homes
  • Have three day centres
    • two that support customers with learning disabilities and autism
    • two that support older people

There are few jobs more rewarding than a career in care

Day centres in West Essex:

  • Harlow
  • Loughton
  • Saffron Walden

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



After being made redundant from her job of 23 years, Nadine decided to take the opportunity to think about what she really wanted out of a career. Realising that her office-based role had been lacking in reward, she started the search for a position in care so that she could give something back to people in need.

  • Published: 27th July 2021