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Cost of living support

Advice and support to help manage the rising cost of living.

Working at UDC

Learn more about the benefits of working for Uttlesford District Council.

Uttlesford the place, is made up of four main communities (Stansted Mountfitchet, Saffron Walden, Thaxted and Great Dunmow) as well as around 100 smaller villages and hamlets spread throughout the area. It is the largest geographical district in the county of Essex, covering 63,752 hectares.

We have repeatedly been identified as one of the best places to live in the UK, due to our low crime levels, high quality education services and the quality of our local amenities.

We have the highest number of listed buildings in the county of Essex, reflecting the historical significance of the area. Uttlesford is a great place to live and work. It offers an excellent quality of life where you can enjoy a peaceful rural environment even though you are within an hour's journey from the centre of London, and closer still to the historic city of Cambridge.

Uttlesford District Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and proud to support our care leavers and the Armed Forces Covenant. Anyone disclosing a disability or is a care leaver or is a member of the armed forces community (veteran/service leaver, reserve forces or their spouses/partners or cadet force adult volunteer) whose application meets the essential criteria for the post will be guaranteed an interview.

Learn more about the area on the Discover Uttlesford website. 

Council behaviours and expectations

We want everyone who works with us to enjoy working here and provide the best possible services to our communities.

Equality - the council as an employer

We are committed to equality of opportunity in our approach to service delivery, employment and being a community leader.

Support for reservists and those with public duties

Find out about support available for you if you served as a reservist in the armed forces or hold other public office.

Defence employer recognition scheme

We're a silver award holder in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).