Harlow Council is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity, fairness and equality for all, both in the services that it provides to the community and in its role as an employer.

We believe this can be better achieved by a workforce that values and reflects diversity. We have a diverse and dedicated workforce with a broad spectrum of skills.

We regularly recruit to fill a wide range of vacancies including permanent, fixed term, casual, full and part-time roles including apprenticeships.

As an organisation, we provide excellent training and development. We have a wide range of benefits for staff, such as a childcare voucher scheme and Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) Pension Scheme.

We follow safer recruitment procedures and expect all staff, regardless of their role, to show a commitment to safeguarding children, young people and adults with care and support needs.

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Work experience and volunteering

We recognise the importance of work experience for school children and adults and support local residents where possible.

If you would like to experience work life at Harlow Council please email detailing the dates required and the preferred area of the Council.

In addition to work experience, the Council supports volunteer workers in a range of services including Pets' Corner, Parndon Wood Nature Reserve and The Harlow Playhouse.

More information on how to get involved and volunteering

Disability Confidentdisability confident committed

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:

  • ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • communicating and promoting vacancies
  • offering an interview to disabled people
  • anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

More information about recruitment and disabled people on GOV.UK