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Working for Working for Tendring District Council

Working for Tendring District Council, you will play your part in supporting the local community – in this role by promoting the good work and services we offer to those who use them. Work for a high performing department with great team morale and friendly, helpful, and supportive colleagues. With great funded training pathway, encouraged to all staff for their continuing professional development.

Other benefits include:

  • Flexible working – offering a fantastic work / life balance/li>
  • Local Authority Defined Benefit Pension Scheme.
  • Up to 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Discounted Corporate Gym Membership.
Disability Confident Employer
  • Living here
  • Places to visit
  • Schools
  • Transport

Living here

Tendring district is full of things to do for everyone! Our Blue Flag and Seaside Award beaches around the Essex Sunshine Coast in Clacton, Walton-on-the-Naze, Frinton, Brightlingsea and Dovercourt make for a lovely day out. Check out Clacton Pier—it’s officially the largest pleasure pier in Europe covering 6.5 acres. If you’re into water adventures, head to St Osyth where Curve Water sports offers cool activities like wakeboarding, kayaking, and even an inflatable aqua park. They’ve got a lakeside café and seating area where you can overlook the water. Or visit Frinton Summer Theatre, the UK’s longest running repertory theatres.

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Places to visit

Explore the diverse offerings of Tendring in Essex, where a mix of coastal towns and historic sites awaits your discovery.

Discover historic Harwich's maritime heritage with attractions like the Redoubt Fort and ferry connections to Europe. Harwich is the UK's second busiest passenger ferry port and an enjoyable way to discover the historic town is to follow its Maritime Heritage trail. There are guided walking tours through the summer and you can even aboard a lifeboat.

Venture into Tendring Village, surrounded by picturesque countryside and the stately Tendring Hall. In Jaywick Sands, explore its unique architecture and beaches. Don't miss the renowned Beth Chatto Gardens, a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Tendring presents an array of coastal charm, historical richness, and natural beauty, catering to a range of interests for residents.

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Tendring has a total of 47 schools—38 for primary education and 9 for secondary education. In Clacton, there's a prominent Adult Community Learning service, the largest in Essex, offering education for adults.

Additionally, the Tendring Cultural Education Partnership is an exciting initiative supporting children and young people to explore their creative side and access top-notch cultural experiences in their community, schools, and leisure time.

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The transport links in the Tendring District offer a mix of options, providing connectivity within the area and to nearby towns and cities. With major roads like the A12 and A120, which connects the district to larger towns and cities like Colchester and Chelmsford.

The district is served by several railway stations including Clacton-on-Sea, Manningtree, Thorpe-le-Soken, and Harwich—providing rail links to London Liverpool Street and various destinations in Essex and beyond. There are bus services connecting different parts of Tendring and neighbouring districts.

Tendring also has designated cycling paths and walking routes, especially in and around the coastal areas. Lastly, twice daily ferries connect Harwich to Europe.

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