Community Agents Essex is a countywide network of agents and volunteers who will support mainly older people and their informal carers to find and develop independent living solutions from within their local community.

The service is delivered through a community and voluntary sector partnership, bringing together four well established organisations: Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE); British Red Cross (BRC); Age UK Essex; and Essex County Neighbourhood Watch. These organisations bring a wide range of experience and expertise, working with vulnerable people across rural and urban areas.

Recruitment of Community Agents

We are seeking to recruit Community Agents to work in the following areas:

  • Chelmsford (North of the City)

Community Agent

Looking for a flexible job supporting older people in your local community?

Community Agents Essex is seeking to recruit agents to work in Chelmsford City and the surrounding areas to the north and west of the city.

We are a network of agents supporting older people to help them remain living in their own homes. We’re also here to help Informal carers.

The job involves visiting people in their own homes – on an appointment system – and explaining the help and support that is available to meet their individual needs. It is not a personal caring role.

The job is flexible to fit around personal/family commitments, working between 10 and 20 hours a week (minimum 10).

Starting salary £10.00 per hour plus travelling expenses.  Full training and support will be provided but you must have a good knowledge of the local community and the district.

You must be able to demonstrate that you can proactively engage with and support older people in the community often on a one-to-one basis. Working as part of a team you must have excellent spoken and written communication skills and possess the ability to solve problems. You must have good IT skills, a full driving licence and use of your own car.

All appointments will be subject to a DBS check.

Job description pdf

Application form pdf

Application form word

Equal opportunities form pdf

Equal opportunities form word

The closing date for all applications is: 27th December 2019

Interviews will be held in early January 2020

To apply please complete an application form and an equal opportunities form. These should be emailed to: or posted to:

Rural Community Council of Essex, RCCE House, Threshelfords Business Park, Inworth Road, Feering, Essex CO5 9SE

Need help?

A Community Agent will visit you at home to discuss and help with:
  • Mobility issues
  • Practical living skills
  • Social inclusion
  • Healthy living
  • Caring for someone
  • Individual resilience
To arrange a free visit call or email us:
Call FREE on 0800 9775858 or email