Why work in Hertfordshire and west Essex

Hertfordshire and west Essex really does have everything - from those looking for a small pad on the outskirts of London to a place to bring up the family a little further in the countryside.

The counties are home to a number of lively towns including Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Potters Bar, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Harlow and Hertford, as well as the city of St Albans.  Hertfordshire is home to the first garden cities - Letchworth and Welwyn, and has two major international airports, Luton and Stansted, close by. 

Our counties are recognised as a great place to bring up family, with fantastic schools and plenty on offer within the county and close by. In the 2020 Halifax Quality of Life survey east Hertfordshire was voted as the best place to live in the UK. Harlow is also attracting investment and developing a reputation as a science and pharmaceutical hub.

Staff benefits

All our organisations offer a wide range of benefits for staff, some of which are included below:

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Substantial leave entitlement

  • Excellent pension with generous employer contributions

  • Car lease scheme

  • Staff discount scheme

  • Relocation package (subject to eligibility)

  • Welcome payments and market forces payments offered for some roles.

From days out to local events, kids holiday club to kids eat free the below booklet has savings for everyone

Careers in Health & Care

You could help make a real difference to people’s lives by choosing a career in health or social care.

Our Organisations

There are a wide range of different organisations that we represent across Hertfordshire and West Essex.


Interested in working for the NHS or social care? Find out about current vacancies and how to apply.

Social care

Interested in social care? Find out more about the exciting job opportunities available in social care.