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Working for Basildon Council

Basildon Borough Council is one of the largest local authorities in the East of England region and serves a population of approximately 172,000 people.


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Basildon Borough is situated in South Essex, just 30 miles east of London. The borough covers some 42.5 square miles and includes the towns of Basildon, Billericay and Wickford. Around 70% of the borough is rural with large areas of open farmland and scattered rural developments.

The town of Basildon is regarded as a key economic hub with the main areas of employment being engineering, research and development, distribution and financial services.  Basildon is also the second biggest economy in the Thames Gateway, outside of Canary Wharf.

An exciting, dynamic and diverse place to work

Basildon Council is leading an ambitious and dynamic regeneration programme which includes a multi-million pound redevelopment plans for both Basildon and Wickford town centres, as well as a major regeneration of the surrounding housing estates and the local retail centres of Pitsea and Laindon.

Recent major projects have included the construction of a flagship £38m Basildon Sporting Village (opens new window) which was used as a training centre for the London 2012 Olympics.

Working for Basildon Borough Council means making a practical and positive difference to the lives of people living and working in the Borough and provides a fulfilling career.

Each of our employees - whatever job role they are undertaking - can feel motivated by having a unique opportunity to use their skills to make Basildon a better place to live. Whether it is conserving our countryside, by regenerating our Borough, by housing our residents or by collecting the refuse on time.

What drives us all is delivering outstanding services and by focusing on the changing needs of our residents we are achieving this. Everyday presents new challenges and stimuli. The council is working hard with limited resources and utilising them effectively ensuring efficient use of public money to deliver flexible services that benefit residents.

Opportunities for employment

Employment benefits

We aim to attract high calibre staff  to provide our services and to help us achieve our ambitious plans to regenerate the borough.

As an employer of choice we offer a range of employment benefits that include a contributory pension scheme, a minimum of 25 days annual leave, flexible working, free car parking and excellent training opportunities.

Good transport links

Basildon is ideally located with good transport links via the A13 and A127 with easy access to M25. 

A very efficient commuter rail service operates between Basildon and Southend and Basildon and London Fenchurch St with an average of 4 trains per hour.

Job and career opportunities across a range of professions

Working for Basildon Council can open up a range of job and career possibilities. Basildon currently employs over 900 people in the following areas:

  • Planning and Building control
  • Housing services
  • Sports and leisure
  • Parks and grounds maintenance
  • Refuse collection, recycling waste management
  • Customer services
  • Committee and Member Services
  • Human Resources
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Accountancy, Legal, and business support services