Colchester City Council


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

Colchester City Council is committed to working with and supporting our Armed Forces community.

Colchester has had a garrison for many years, and we are proud of the links and traditions that come with that – they help make our city a special place to work and live.

We can provide advice and support on benefits, housing, employment, education, and wellbeing. We provide a useful directory with links to organisations and charities who can also help support our Armed Forces community.

Additionally, the Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve or who have served, and their families, which says we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and are not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.

Our continued commitment to the armed services is reflected in the council's Gold Standard award for the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme.

We are proud of our Gold Standard award, our Armed Forces and those that serve.

About us

Colchester City Council is committed to delivering high-quality and accessible services to residents, visitors and businesses. We are a local government authority providing a diverse range of public and commercial services across Colchester, the second largest district in Essex.

The Council encourages all employees to maximise their potential. You will be entitled to join an attractive pension scheme and will receive a generous annual leave entitlement, including two extra company holidays during the Christmas period.

Other benefits include:

  • Flexible working
  • Gym, travel and online retail discounts
  • Excellent training, development, and progression opportunities.