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If you have a disability and need assistance in completing the application process, then please get in contact with our Human Resources Team using the details below, who will be able to offer help and guidance.

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Job title Post Number Salary Closing date Vacancy Synopsis
Beach Patrol Casual 1B SCP 2 - £10.60 an hour Tue, 06/06/2023 - 17:15

Tendring District Council are looking for additional Beach Patrol team members for the 2023 season, ending in September. You must have a minimum of the RYA powerboat handling level 2 and/or RYA powered watercraft qualification to be considered.

Business Support Officer 10001471 £24,948 - £33,820 per annum Tue, 06/06/2023 - 17:15

This is a great opportunity for a Business Support Officer to join our Housing and Environment directorate. This is a new role, created following an organisational restructure, which will give you ownership for new systems and processes.

The successful candidate will be required to provide efficient and proactive administrative, IT, technical, project and business support to the Directorate, including collating statistics, responding to Freedom of Information Act requests and preparing information reports

Housing Communications Officer 10001477 £24,948 - £27,344 per annum Tue, 06/06/2023 - 17:15

There is an exciting opportunity for a Communications Officer to join our Housing Team.

Playing a key role in developing, maintaining and promoting a range of communications channels for our tenants, leaseholders, staff members, residents and key stakeholders and ensuring that these, whether delivered online or through newsletters or other communications, are effective and engaging

Tenant Relations Officer 10001206 £24,948 - £27,344 per annum Tue, 06/06/2023 - 17:15

There is an exciting opportunity for a Tenant Relations Officer to join our Housing Team, working with our tenants, leaseholders and other stakeholders to ensure their full and effective involvement in the development, delivery and review of our housing services.

We want a dynamic, people focussed individual who will be an ambassador for involvement. Our tenants and other stakeholders are the experts in knowing what excellent services should look like and this role will be central in facilitating their involvement.

Cleaner Assistant 20001006 £20,441 Per Annum Pro Rota Tue, 06/06/2023 - 17:15

Clacton Leisure Centre is an integral part of our thriving local community and one we like to take great care of.  To help us keep it in tip-top condition for our customers, we’re on the lookout for a Cleaner Assistant.

Apprentice – Customer Support (L2) - X2 50001002 Apprentice Salary Wed, 07/06/2023 - 17:15

To work as part of a very busy Customer Support Team based at Tendring District Council, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea.

The L2 Apprenticeship role is aimed at those with a keen interest in Customer Service.  Candidates should be both enthusiastic and self-motivated, with good communication and organisational skills and be able to work on their own initiative.  This role will provide a great opportunity to enhance your customer service skills in a busy working environment.

Open Space Ranger 10001207 £21,189 - £24,496 Wed, 07/06/2023 - 17:15

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our Open Spaces team.

Fixed Term Recruitment Advisor 10001345 £24,948 - £30,151 (per annum pro rota) Wed, 07/06/2023 - 17:15

To support the delivery of a comprehensive and consistent Recruitment function, this includes providing an efficient recruitment advice and support service to both managers and employees, in line with employment legislation and identified best practice.

Housing Solutions Officer HS £27,852 - £30,151 Sun, 11/06/2023 - 17:15

If you like working in a customer-focussed environment and enjoy working as part of a team, this could be an opportunity for you. We are recruiting an Officer to join our Housing Solutions Team

Assets Surveyor CR0070 £27,852 - £37,261 per annum Wed, 14/06/2023 - 17:15

To take responsibility for a caseload of leasehold properties, including but not limited to rent reviews, lease renewals, landlord inspections and assignments.

Environmental Protection Technical Officer 10001348 £24,948 - £33,820 Thu, 15/06/2023 - 17:15

We are seeking an experienced, motivated and passionate individual to join our team to help deliver the Council’s environmental protection role.

Casual Member Advisor 10001208 £20,812 Per Annum Pro Rota Thu, 15/06/2023 - 17:15

Calling all caring, courteous, and customer-focused professionals! As Member Advisor, you’ll provide a first-class front-of-house service as part of a friendly and dedicated team at Clacton Lesuire Centre.

Customer Contact Manager 10001484 £34,723 - £41,496 per annum Thu, 15/06/2023 - 17:15

You will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of customer interface via the Contact Centre and Print and Postal Hub. This will include service development and delivery across the section, providing strong leadership to customer facing and support staff, empowering them to continually improve and develop the services they provide.

Assistant Manager - Group Operations Clacton Leisure Centre 10001038 £27,852-£33,820 Fri, 16/06/2023 - 17:30

Are you a motivated operations-focused professional with leisure experience and an aptitude for leadership?

Operations and Facilities Manager - (Located at the Sunspot Jaywick workspace) TBC £27,852.00 - £37,261.00 Sun, 18/06/2023 - 17:15

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within the Sunspot, TDC’s brand new covered market and managed workspace facility in Jaywick Sands. 

Apprentice – Property Services (Level 2) 50001001 Apprenticeship Wage Sun, 18/06/2023 - 17:15

To assist the Property Services Department in providing a property records service to other officers, Members, the public and outside bodies as well as assisting in the management of Council owned property. 

This role predominantly deals with the Council’s non-housing portfolio and is separate to the Council’s housing team.  As part of the role, you will be providing a customer service to the Council tenants of non-housing property, including commercial lets and beach huts.

Application Forms & Documents

If you wish to apply for any of the jobs or work placements please use the links below:

Online Forms-

Job Application form

Job Application form for current TDC employees

Work Experience placement application

Printable Forms*-

Job Application Form PDF

Help & Extra Information-

What are Competencies and how do I complete them?

Pay Policy Statement

People strategy

Guidance Notes for Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

*Printable versions to be filled in and post back to:

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Town Hall, Station Road
CO15 1SE


Help with submitting your job application

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to match the qualifications and personal requirements exactly?

The qualification and personal requirements are the ideal minimum qualifications and skills that the recruiting-manager would expect the candidate to process. However, if you feel that you can meet the requirements in previous experience, or through other educational means, we would recommend applying for the role.

How do I show that I meet competencies?

On the Competencies page of the application form, you are given a box in which to explain how you meet the first competency. We would recommend naming the competency, and explaining fully how you meet it. To add further competencies click on the “Add Record” button, which will add a further competency to your application form. We would recommend adding as many competencies as there are competencies listed on the Job Description, and showing how you meet each one.

For applicants completing a paper-based form, your competency boxes will already be listed for you.  

What is a DBS Check?

Employers can check the criminal record of someone applying for certain eligible roles. This is known as getting a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 

  • under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a person with a criminal record does not have to tell us about any 'spent' convictions, unless the job they are applying for is exempted under the act
  • some positions are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because of the type of work that will be carried out - these positions will need a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and we will tell you in the advert if a DBS check is needed
  • if a DBS check is needed, you will need to tell the us when you apply about the full details and dates of any criminal convictions, bind overs or cautions, including any that may be spent, under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
  • having a criminal conviction does not mean that you cannot be appointed to the post - we will consider your case against our recruitment policy and advise you as soon as possible if your conviction has any bearing on you being employed

If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources who will talk to you about this. 

View the Council’s Guidance Notes on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders for more detailed information.

For further information regarding the DBS Service, please see the links below: 

Do I need to complete a DBS check?

Some Council posts may be eligible and subject to a DBS check.  This will always be noted on the advert for the vacancy on our website. 

For further information on how the DBS use your personal data, please click the link below, to the DBS Standard and Enhanced DBS Check Privacy Policy: 

Why do I need to have a DBS check?

It is a requirement that applicants appointed to DBS protected roles be checked under the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS). You will be subject to a DBS check if you work with vulnerable adults and/or children.

For further information and guidance, please go to

Special Category and criminal conviction personal data

View the Council’s policy statement regarding how we will protect Special Category and criminal convictions personal data.

Data Protection

View the Councils Privacy Notice on the processing of Job applications for full details about what we do with your personal data, in our recruitment process.   

View the Councils Data Protection Privacy Notice, for full details on how we use your information.

When will I hear about my application?

After the closing date, all of the applications that have been received will be sent to the recruiting-manager for shortlisting. This is normally completed within one week. All applicants that have been shortlisted will be contacted via email or letter and given times and dates of interviews. Unfortunately, due to economic reasons, those applicants who have not been shortlisted will not be contacted.

Can I change the time or date of my interview?

Generally, no. It is usual practice for an interview panel to agree a time that suits all members, and ensures sufficient time for all of the applicants’ test scores to come back, and to be reviewed prior to interviews.

I was interviewed in the past by Tendring District Council; do I need to have another interview for the post I have recently applied for?

Yes. You are required to attend an interview for each post you have been shortlisted for. We cannot take into account a past interview, even if it was for the same post as the one you have recently applied for.  

I have completed an online assessment in the past. Do I have to complete another online assessment for the post I have recently applied for?

Yes. Online assessments are only valid for a six-month period.

Why do I have to complete an online assessment, as well as attend an interview?

The online assessments that is in use by Tendring District Council is used as part of your interview and selection process. Your assessments will be relevant to the post applied for. The results will be taken into account when the final appointing decisions are made.

Using the online form

Timeout for security

The form is set to time out after approximately 30 minutes, so we recommend that you save your application regularly.

Saving your form

There is a "Save" button near the top of every page of the job application form.  On clicking the save button you will be asked to enter an email address and password.  Please make a note of this information as you will need it to retrieve your form.  Once you've entered your details, press submit to save your form.  You can then exit the form should you wish to. You should receive an email to the email address you entered which will include a reminder of the password you've used.  You can save your form as many times as you wish, using either the same email address and password, or different details.

Retrieving a saved form

You can either use the link in the confirmation email you received when you saved the form, or simply navigate to the Job Application Form page.  Click the "Retrieve saved form" button which is available near the top of the form and enter the appropriate email address and password followed by "Submit".  If you have only saved the form once, your saved version will appear immediately.  If you have saved the form a number of times using the same email address and password, you will be presented with a list of saved forms, including the date and time they were saved.  You should choose the version you wish to continue editing and press the appropriate "Restore" button.

Saved forms will be automatically deleted after a period of 6 months.

Mandatory Fields

Some fields are mandatory and you will not be able to progress through the form or submit it until all mandatory fields have been completed.  These are marked with *

Format of entered data

Some fields will only accept entries in a specific format, eg date fields - dd/mm/yyyy, or can only accept up to a certain number of characters.  These fields be indicated by appropriate instructions and you will not be able to progress through the form or submit it until your data is in the correct format or less than the maximum number of characters.

Copying and pasting

You are able to copy and paste from other programmes, for example Office Word, where you may have decided to spell check or count the characters of your text before entering it into the form.

Submitting your form

Once you have completed and checked your application, please press the "Submit" button on the final page to send in your application.  Once you have pressed "Submit" you will NOT be able to amend your application so we recommend you check it thoroughly before submitting.

You should see a green notification box at the bottom of the form indicating that your form has been successfully submitted.  You will also receive an email notification, attaching a pdf copy of your application for your records.  If you are invited to interview you will need to print this, sign and date the declaration box on the final page and bring it with you to interview.

Trouble submitting your form?

The most common causes are missing information where mandatory fields have not been completed, incorrect format or too many characters.  Please check back through your form carefully to make sure you have entered all necessary information correctly.

Employee Benefits

Halfords – Cycle to work scheme

The Cycle2work scheme is a Government tax exemption introduced to promote healthier journeys to work. If your employer is signed up to the Halfords Cycle2work scheme you can gain access to a brand new cycle and safety equipment whilst making fantastic savings of up to 42%*

Tusker Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme

The SalarySacrifice4Cars scheme (SS4C) lets you drive away a brand new, fully-maintained and insured car for up to three years. You’ll get an all-inclusive motoring package for a fixed monthly amount, so all you really need to worry about is fuel and oil.

One Card Gym Membership

Tendring District Council's leisure card gives you more when you visit our excellent sports and leisure facilities across the district including Lifestyles Health Club at Clacton Leisure Centre.

Health Champions

The Council is a member of the accredited scheme supplied by Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE), providing access to health and wellbeing services, advice and guidance. There are currently 10 trained internal Health Champions within the Council who provide support and advice to staff within their Departments.

Local Government Pension Scheme

The LGPS is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government or working for other employers participating in the Scheme, and for some councillors. It is often viewed as one of the most valuable financial rewards of the job.

Simply Health

The simply health plan that helps you budget for the cost of visiting the dentist, optician, physiotherapist and a number of other healthcare professionals. Whether it's a check-up, treatment or an emergency, we'll give you cash back, up to annual limits. There are four levels of cover, so you can choose the right plan for you.


Our aim is to provide an effective, efficient quality customer orientated service which is tailored to meet your company’s needs. We will work with you to provide your employees with reduced childcare costs at the same time as allowing your company to make considerable National Insurance cost savings.


UNISON members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities. They include manual and white collar staff working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector.


Work Experience

During the year we offer many individuals of different ages and abilities, including graduates, a variety of opportunities for voluntary work experience within the Council.

Work experience gives you the chance to gain hands-on experience and can be invaluable to entering into your chosen career.  A placement will enhance your knowledge, give you an insight into the world of work, allow you to be part of a team and give you the opportunity to explore Local Government.

We require all applicants for work experience to complete a Work Experience placement application Form.  This form requires you to tell us why you really want to do work experience and what you want to get out of your time with us.

Work Placement Procedure

The most frequently requested work experience placements include:

  • Accountancy
  • Administration
  • Leisure

Please note that due to the volume of application forms we receive, we are unable to guarantee places.  To ensure you have the best chance of securing a placement we would recommend you submit your application between the months of September and January.

Last updated on: 06/12/2021 - 09:23