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Careers in care

Be The Reason Pink RSCould you or someone you know be the reason others are able to feel safe and cared for?

Providing care and support to older or vulnerable adults can be a hugely rewarding career, knowing that you are making a difference to people's lives every day.

There are a diverse range of care roles available throughout Essex. These can range from residential and home care to support for people with learning disabilities or mental health issues. More than 450 care and support jobs are advertised every month, including full-time, part-time, and flexible roles that can fit around other commitments. Full training and support is available to new recruits, and there are many opportunities for career progression. 

Future career options

A job in care can help you towards a career pathway to many exciting opportunities such as roles in nursing, midwifery, paramedics, or managing a home or care service. You may also decide to specialise in fields such as dementia care, or helping people with learning disabilities. To see an example of how your career could progress, see our Career Pathway Diagram.

For information on courses and further training, please see the resources on our 'Study options' page.

Be The Reason campaign

Be the Reason campaign will run from November and the aim is to raise awareness on the diverse range of roles available in the care sector. This will be achieved through the Council's social media channels; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Start your new career in care today

If you are ready to start your new career in care, we have compiled a list of local providers in Essex that have immediate and ongoing jobs available. Just click on the provider name to go straight to their careers page.  (This list is constantly being updated, so check back again soon to see new providers.)

Aldanat Care is a national award winning care provider that supports adults  with learning disabilities and mental health conditions in both residential homes and supported living. We currently have vacancies for support workers throughout Essex. Get in touch for a life changing career.

Alliance care is one of the leading community care providers in the area and we are currently recruiting for FULL and PART TIME Care Workers to support clients in their own homes. View their latest job opportunities on

Caremark (Uttlesford) support remarkable, interesting, funny and diverse people to overcome daily living challenges in order to remain living in their own homes. Our team go above and beyond to make a difference to people's lives. We care. Could you?

Becoming a carer for Carewatch is a fantastic career choice.  As one of the largest home care providers in South East Essex, we offer work close to your home and excellent pay. No previous experience needed but you must have your own transport.

At Doris Jones Homecare, we're always looking for people with a natural ability to care. Whether you're new to the sector, studying, or coming back to work after a break, we'd love to hear from you.

ECL provides services in Essex, supporting thousands of people to live safely and independently within their homes and local communities.  We are currently recruiting a variety of care roles in both our wellbeing centres and in our customers' homes.

Estuary provides outstanding, high-quality support and care services for adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs in Essex.  We're seeking talented people to join our team and are currently recruiting for bank and permanent Support Assistants across our services.

Forest Homecare are a family run business who have been established for over 20 years.  We provide domiciliary care services and we are seeking care assistants and support workers to join our reputable teams in Essex and Suffolk.

Here at Kareplus, we are trusted nationally to deliver an outstanding quality of care and support to local communities.

At Provide, we are looking for the very best nurses, therapists, support workers and administrators who share our values and passion for providing outstanding patient care and customer service.

TLC Care Homes supports and promotes diversity and individual values for our service users; whist maintaining their privacy, dignity and independence. We are currently recruiting for Full Time Support Workers and Senior Support Workers, North Essex region.

Joining Westminster Homecare will open the door to a challenging but rewarding career in care that offers immense job satisfaction. We offer a range of hours to suit, full (paid) training, good rates of pay and range of benefits.  #forabetterlife

Come join our team. Zero Three Care provides residential care to young adults with a learning disability and this is care with a difference - getting our service users out and about in the community engaging in fun activities.


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