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About Essex 

For those who want the benefits of living in a beautiful, rural setting with the ease of a short commute, Essex is an ideal place to teach. Colchester and Chelmsford are renowned for their excellent state schools and those who live in West Essex can benefit from close proximity to Bishop’s Stortford, another town famous for its colleges. The journey from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street by train takes 35 minutes.

A wealth of idyllic villages including Terling and Wickham Bishops plus market towns like Saffron Walden and Maldon, which although vibrant have retained their quaint, medieval charm are all within an hour of central London by train.

How much is the cost of living in Essex?

The cost of living in Essex is more affordable than some nearby counties, with average house prices sitting at £415,205 which is significantly lower than Surrey at £658,480. Residents are able to afford living close to London without the high price tag, making it popular amongst many professionals.

Essex in numbers:

Teaching in Essex

Let’s explore the statistics of the 57 registered schools in Chelmsford, to give you a snippet of teaching in Essex:

Ofsted ratings in Chelmsford, Essex

  • 12 outstanding rated schools
  • 34 ‘good’ rated schools
  • 1 school that ‘requires improvement
  • 0 ‘inadequate’ rated schools

School types in Chelmsford, Essex

  • 28 Academies
  • 17 maintained schools
  • 6 independent school
  • 5 special schools
  • 1 college
  • 45 primary schools
  • 18 secondary schools
  • 15 schools for students aged 16-18

Religious schools in Chelmsford, Essex

  • 49 schools with no religious character
  • 2 Church of England schools
  • 5 Roman Catholic schools

Nine schools in Essex rank in the top 20 state and grammar schools in East Anglia:

  • King Edward VI Grammar School
  • Colchester Royal Grammar School
  • Chelmsford County High School for Girls
  • Colchester County High School for Girls
  • Westcliff High School for Boys
  • Southend High School for Boys
  • Westcliff High School for Girls
  • Southend High School for Girls
  • Saffron Walden County High School  

Two schools in the area – Chigwell School and Brentwood School – rank in the top 10 independent secondary schools in East Anglia.

Why choose Essex teaching jobs?

Here are just some of the benefits of teaching in Essex:

  • A wealth of excellent schools – both state and independent – offer plenty of choices for teachers
  • Properties in Colne Valley, though expensive, represent an excellent investment
  • A short distance from London for easy commuting
  • Much more affordable than living in London and the surrounding areas
  • Easy access to cities whilst being surrounded by green areas and coastlines, offering plenty of beautiful places to explore

At Engage Education we offer to teach vacancies for all subjects, schools and styles of teaching, meaning that whatever your specific requirements, we will find teaching jobs in Essex that suit you.

Why find a teaching job with Engage?

Our London office is located on Liverpool Street, which is only half an hour’s train journey from Chelmsford, Essex. This puts us in a great position to work with teachers in Essex looking for their dream roles. We’ve built up strong relationships with some of the top schools in the area, so we can find you that ideal role in no time. At Engage, we provide our teachers with ongoing support throughout their careers, meaning we stay in touch even once we’ve found you a great role. This local relationship-building means we’re experts in the area, making it easier for us to find the right school for you.

FAQs

Are teachers in demand in Essex?

Teachers are in demand throughout the UK and Essex is no different. Covering such a large area, there are a number of brilliant state and independent schools looking for talented teachers. For long-term, permanent teaching contracts, Essex is the perfect place to live and work.

What’s a teacher’s salary in Essex?

According to Indeed, the average yearly salary for an Essex County Council teacher in Colchester is £30,690. This can vary depending on the role and type of school – whether it’s state or independent.

Is Essex a nice place to live?

Essex is considered a lovely place to live thanks to the beautiful countryside, forests and beaches – which tend to be the sunniest in the UK! The close proximity to London is also a huge bonus, being only a half an hour train journey, meaning you can enjoy green spaces whilst being so close to the capital.

What’s the biggest town in Essex?

Southend-on-Sea, Colchester and Chelmsford are the three biggest towns in the area. Colchester and Chelmsford both have brilliant schools whilst being close to London, making them extremely popular areas.

Latest Essex School Jobs

Science Secondary Teacher

  • Sector: Secondary

Job Description:
Science Teacher – Thurrock At Engage, our expert recruiters are looking for an experienced Science teacher to start in September on a full-time long-term basis. If you’re a Science teacher …

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GCSE Food Technology Teacher

  • Sector: Secondary

Job Description:
GCSE Food Technology Teacher Required for School in Basildon At Engage Education, we’re currently looking for a unique Food Technology Teacher to work full time at a successful, forward-thinking …

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Behaviour Mentor

  • Sector: Primary

Job Description:
This Behaviour Support Worker role is based in a supportive and proactive through school in Harlow that caters for children and young people aged 5-16 who have special needs (SEND) and social, …

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Behaviour Support Worker

  • Sector: SEN

Job Description:
This Behaviour Support Worker role is based in a supportive and proactive through school in Harlow that caters for children and young people aged 5-16 who have special needs (SEND) and social, …

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Criminology Teacher

  • Sector: Secondary

Job Description:
Criminology Teacher Permanent post September 2023 start Engage Education are currently working with a large secondary school in Brentwood who are looking for a Teacher of Sociology to join their …

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Sociology Teacher

  • Sector: Secondary

Job Description:
Sociology Teacher Permanent post September 2023 start Engage Education are currently working with a large secondary school in Brentwood who are looking for a Teacher of Sociology to join their School …

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KS2 Intervention Teacher

  • Sector: Primary

Job Description:
KS2 Intervention Teacher Required for School in Basildon At Engage Education, we’re currently looking for a unique KS2 Intervention Teacher to work full time at a successful, forward-thinking …

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GCSE Music Teacher

  • Sector: Secondary

Job Description:
GCSE Music Teacher Required for School in Basildon At Engage Education, we’re currently looking for a unique Music Teacher to work full time at a successful, forward-thinking Secondary School.   …

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SEN Teaching Assistant

  • Sector: SEN

Job Description:
Engage Education is currently looking to recruit a host of creative people to work as Teaching Assistants in Braintree, Essex to start ASAP Whether you are looking for full time or part time work, we …

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Business Teacher

  • Sector: Secondary

Job Description:
Business Secondary Teacher – ECTs/QTS Southend-on-sea (september) A forward-thinking secondary school in Southend-on-sea London is looking for an enthusiastic Secondary  teacher to join their …

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Maths Teacher

  • Sector: Secondary

Job Description:
Maths Secondary Teacher – ECTs/QTS Southend-on-sea (september) A forward-thinking secondary school in Southend-on-sea London is looking for an enthusiastic Secondary  teacher to join their team …

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Train to Teach Programme – Computing

  • Sector: Secondary

Job Description:
Graduate Teaching Assistant – Teacher Training Engage Education has a two-phase Train to Teach programme which allows you to work, earn and learn all at the same time. The course is an …

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– Primary Teacher

  • Sector: Primary

Job Description:
Primary Teacher – Thurrock About the role: At Engage Education, we’re currently looking for a unique Primary teacher to work full time at a successful, forward-thinking primary school in …

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Nursery TA

  • Sector: Primary

Job Description:
Nursery Teaching Assistant Required for Primary School in Thurrock About the role: At Engage Education, we’ve specialised in recruiting teaching assistants for over a decade, so we know a bit about …

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Design and Technology Teacher

  • Sector: Secondary

Job Description:
Design and technology Secondary Teacher – ECTs/QTS Southend-on-sea (september) A forward-thinking secondary school in Southend-on-sea London is looking for an enthusiastic Secondary  teacher to …

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Maths Teacher

  • Sector: Secondary

Job Description:
Maths Secondary Teacher – ECTs/QTS Southend-on-sea (september) A forward-thinking secondary school in Southend-on-sea London is looking for an enthusiastic Secondary  teacher to join their team …

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Teaching Assistant

  • Sector: Primary

Job Description:
Teaching Assistant – Thurrock About the role: At Engage Education, we’ve specialised in recruiting teaching assistants for over a decade, so we know a bit about finding the ideal school for …

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Design and Technology Teacher – September Position

  • Sector: Secondary

Job Description:
DT Teacher Needed For a Good rated school in Southend-on-sea Engage Education is currently working with a school in Southend-on-sea with the OFSTED rating of Good who are actively seeking a DT Teacher …

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