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Working for Us

Working for Us

Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) Community Interest Company, was created as a stand-alone organisation on 1st January 2011

A Community Interest Company is the legal form of a Social Enterprise.  This means:

  • We have developed a culture of staff, service user and community involvement
  • Staff own the organisation by becoming shareholders, not for monetary dividends but to influence decision making
  • We re-invest any surplus into developing services and supporting the local community around health and well-being
  • We maintain the same public sector values as the NHS    


As an employer we offer the following benefits:  

  • Minimum of 27 days annual leave (pro-rata for part time staff), increasing to 29 days after five years’ service and 33 days after 10 years’ service
  • eight Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • For the majority of our contracts, staff can pay into the NHS Pension Scheme. For staff who are not eligible to pay into the NHS Pension Scheme, we offer NEST as our alternative pension scheme (the employee pays 6% and we pay 9% of salary)


Working for ACE, living in North Essex

Picture postcard villages, Britain’s oldest recorded town, historic castles, glorious sandy beaches, a major airport, majestic Constable Country and the bright lights of London just an hour’s train journey away – no wonder people who live in north Essex are happy for this amazing part of the county to stay largely under the radar as a UK living hotspot. Over-crowding would not add to its appeal, after all!

Working here puts you right at the heart of all north Essex has to offer. Within Tendring you have 60kms of beautiful coastline including Blue Flag beaches, the gentile charm of Frinton and the more bustling Clacton – one of the driest places to live in the UK!  Within a stone’s throw of Tendring is Colchester – Britain’s oldest recorded town and now one of its fastest growing with a range of recreational facilities to match. The jewel in the crown of its historic past is its Norman castle, built on Roman foundations. A wealth of new homes is complemented by an equally broad selection of character homes in the plethora of picture-postcards villages that surround the town. The likes of Sible Hedingham, Finchingfield and Dedham (the latter being the heart of Constable Country made famous by the artist John Constable) are much sought-after locations.

London Stansted Airport is less than an hour’s drive away while all the attractions of London itself are within easy reach – just an hour on the train.

North Essex boasts several nationally acclaimed schools, including Colchester Royal Grammar School and Colchester County High School for Girls.

Whatever your pleasure, when your working day is finished North Essex will ensure your level of job satisfaction is more than matched by the quality of life you and your family will enjoy.

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Equality in Employment

ACE principles

The following principles guide our equality and diversity work:

  • We value diversity highly. We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, opinions, histories, knowledge and culture and that this difference brings great strength
  • We do not discriminate based on a person's age, disability, family circumstance, gender, political opinion race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, trade union membership or other distinctions.

Equality statement

ACE is fully committed to supporting the principle and practice of equality of opportunity. 

No patient, volunteer, job applicant or employee should receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, gender, parental or marital status, colour, race, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, disability, or sexual preference, or should be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.

ACE is also committed to promoting equal access to all the services it provides, by identifying potential barriers to involvement, and implementing best practice policies and procedures to overcome such barriers.

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