Working and Living in Epping Forest District Council
We employ approximately 700 people across 4 Directorates from clerical assistants and lawyers to ground maintenance staff, planners and engineers. So whether you are a school leaver looking for your first job, a returner ready to come back to work part-time or someone interested in building a long term career with us we might have something to suit you. In whatever capacity you join us, you will be making a direct contribution to improving the lives of local people.
Epping Forest district is an area of great contrasts, stretching northward from its southern boundary with Greater London, right into the heart of rural Essex. The district has excellent communications, being served by a good road network including the M11 and M25 motorways, and the London Underground Central Line. London Stansted Airport is close by.
Providing the best services means employing the best people so we invest in our staff with ongoing training and development. The Council is proud of its Corporate Training and Management Development Programmes. In addition individual Directorates invest a considerable amount of time and money to ensure staff have up-to-date skills and knowledge which assists in improving our service delivery.
How The Council Serves The Community
Epping Forest District Council comprises of 58 elected councillors representing 32 wards. The Council is responsible for a variety of statutory and non-statutory services for local residents and visitors, including: -
Council tax and business rates collection
Leisure and culture
Local land charges
Recycling, waste management and street cleaning
The following Directorates provide the Council’s services;
Neighbourhoods - Community Protection Services such as Environmental Health; Surveying; Ground Maintenance; Licensing; Estates and Valuations; and Emergency Planning. Waste & Recycling Management.Parking Enforcement and Engineering. Economic Development, Public Health, Technical Services, Planning and Economic Development.
Communities - Management of Council properties; responsibility for leasehold properties; assistance to homeless people; repairs and maintenance; transfers; tenancy issues; private sector housing; adaptations; and the ‘right to buy’, Community and Cultural Services - Arts & Sports development, Safer Communities, Museum Services. Grants and Voluntary Sector Support.
Governance – Legal Services; Democratic Services, Elections & Electoral Registration, Internal Audit; Customer Services, Public Relations and Information, Marketing and Events and Performance Improvement. Development Management & Building control. Planning - Planning Policy; applications for planning permission; planning enforcement; public consultation on planning issues.
Resources - Management of the Council’s financial affairs; collection of revenues; Housing Benefit; Accountancy; Insurance; Information Technology Services; Human Resources; Payroll; Health and Safety; Administrative Support; Facilities Management; Reprographics;
The purpose of the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy is to promote equal treatment for all employees or job applicants without reference to age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership. These are referred to in the Equality Act 2010 as protected characteristics.