Local support and coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents, businesses, and communities. The government has announced that England has returned to Plan A. You should continue to protect yourself and others. Find further guidance on GOV.UK.

Community Employment Support

Our Community Support Employment Officer can offer you help and advice to get back to work


  • Meet our Community Employment Support Role
  • How we may be able to help you
  • How to contact our team

Community Employment Support

Helping you to move towards the future that you want

Feeling isolated?

Need help getting into work?

Have you been unemployed for longer than six months?

Not sure what to do next?

Our Community Support Employment Officers offer help, advice and support to people who are disadvantaged to move closer to the workplace.

This includes:

  • Having a real face to face conversation to hear your story
  • Developing your confidence by helping you to realise your skills and unique abilities
  • Helping you to look for work and training opportunities 
  • Making use of existing community based support to improve your prospects

Make a start today by contacting us.

Call: 01206 505855

Email: benefits.advice@colchester.gov.uk

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