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 and 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 vulnerable adults.

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  • Winter friends visits (pdf)
    Harlow Council’s Community Safety Team, Rainbow Services & other interested partners are planning to visit some of Harlow’s older residents over the winter period. We will be checking that they are warm enough, have their prescribed medication and essential food items if they are unable to get out themselves. As part of this project, we are looking to recruit as many people as possible to sign up to volunteer their time to help reach those in need. Are you interested in helping? Do you know someone that would benefit from a visit?
    To register your interest or for more information, please contact Angela on 01279 446302 or Kelly 07793 007737
  • More information on how to get involved and volunteering

Other vacancies

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 Pet’s Corner, Parndon Wood Nature Reserve and The Harlow Playhouse.

More information on how to get involved and volunteering

Two Ticks - Positive about Disabled People symbol

Two Ticks Scheme - positive about disabled people

Harlow Council is an accredited member of the Two Ticks Scheme, which was awarded to the Council by Jobcentre Plus in recognition of the commitment regarding employment, retention, training and career development of employees with disabilities. Applicants with a disability who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria of a job will be guaranteed an interview.

More information about recruitment and disabled people on GOV.UK