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Working for Basildon Borough Council

Basildon Council is injecting millions into reshaping town centres and neighbourhoods, showcasing successes like the £38 million Basildon Sporting Village from the 2012 Olympics. Working here means directly impacting Basildon's community, whether it's conserving nature, upgrading areas, housing residents, or maintaining order. The aim is top-notch services, adapting to locals' needs, and maximizing resources for everyone's benefit.

We're seeking top talent to join our ambitious regeneration plans, employing over 900 people and offering various job opportunities and career growth. Our benefits include:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Minimum of 25 days annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Free car parking
  • Excellent training opportunities

Explore our diverse job opportunities! We cover a wide spectrum—from Planning and Building Control to Sports and Leisure, Refuse Collection, Customer Services, Legal, IT, and beyond. Whether you're passionate about shaping communities, maintaining facilities, assisting customers, or diving into technology, we have roles waiting for talented individuals like you!

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  • Living here
  • Places to visit
  • Schools
  • Transport

Living here

Basildon is a place brimming with opportunities and seamless connectivity to London and beyond. As the largest town in Essex, Basildon boasts a population of approximately 172,000 and is managed by Basildon Borough Council, overseeing planning, housing, environmental health, waste management, leisure services, and parks.

Basildon invites both urban convenience and natural splendour. This balance creates an inviting atmosphere, rendering Basildon an appealing choice for work and settling down. It is a town with an array of high street stores, where the Eastgate Shopping Centre is home to over 100 retailers. Enter the Festival Leisure Park, a place for families and fun-seekers alike. From an arcade club to bowling alleys, a cinema to health clubs, and even a nightclub there are lots of entertainment options.

Then there’s the Towngate Theatre, libraries, and lots of green spaces, including Gloucester Park. There is an annual calendar jam-packed with cultural showcases, sporting, and charitable events.

Basildon - Living here

Places to visit

Explore Basildon's top three must-visit spots! Number one on your list: the Festival Wakeboard and Aqua Park, nestled in the heart of Essex. Dive into an exhilarating day on the water with knee boarding, wakeboarding, and more, catering to both newbies and pros with expert tuition available. Relax at the onsite café while soaking in the fun or grab a bite for lunch. Next up, the sprawling Wat Tyler County Park, spanning 125 acres and a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, featuring everything from miniature railways to sculpture trails and bird watching hides.

Lastly, Basildon's Sporting Village takes the podium with its Olympic-sized pool, extensive gym, and indoor climbing facilities. Fun fact: it's home to the South Essex Gymnastics Club and Olympic champion gymnast Max Whitlock, dedicated to enhancing the local community's overall health and well-being. These three spots guarantee a mix of thrills, nature, and fitness adventures in Basildon!

Basildon - Places to visit


Basildon is home to 34 schools, among which 28 secondary schools have earned a solid stamp of approval from Ofsted, with an impressive 79% rated as 'Good'. And four secondary schools striking 75% 'Good' rating from Ofsted. Education isn't just limited to the traditional realm either; Basildon is home to two Further Education colleges and offers access to the Adult Community Learning service, the largest provider of adult education in Essex. From core subjects like English, Maths, and Science to digital classes, they've got it covered. And if that's not enough, private providers are also in on the action, delivering top-notch apprenticeship, traineeship, and business training. Basildon's education scene? A dynamic, diverse playground ready to cater to every learning need and ambition!

Basildon - Schools


Living in Basildon is a brilliant blend of budget-friendly living and unbeatable connectivity, drawing in commuters across the UK. Hop on the C2C train line for a lightning-fast journey straight into the heart of London or bask in the coastal allure of Shoeburyness. But it's not just about the trains; Basildon's road network is great too. Two main roads link London to Southend, granting easy M25 access, while scenic routes lead to beautiful rural spots like Laindon. Plus, First Essex's bus services link Basildon to neighbouring hubs like Billericay and Wickford, making exploration a breeze. Hold onto your hats because Basildon's transport game is levelling up! Major investments in transport, as part of Basildon's redevelopment, promise even more seamless travel options.

Basildon - Transport