Local COVID alert level: high

Colchester is currently defined as a 'high risk' coronavirus alert level. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe.

Coronavirus: updates, advice and guidance


Employee salary

Colchester Borough Council is a Living Wage employer.

The Council pays an hourly rate which is higher than the National Minimum Wage. The Living Wage was introduced in April 2013, and we are proud to be among the first councils to have adopted Living Wage rates.

Our apprentices are paid the age-based National Minimum Wage without having to complete the first year of an apprenticeship or be over 19 years old.​

Salary range

All our jobs have been independently assessed and allocated a salary range suitable for each role. Staff can move up to the top of their pay scale range by annual steps, which we call increments.

Movement is subject to meeting performance goals, which are set annually between an employee and their manager.

You can also find more information in our Officer Pay Policy.

Page last reviewed: 7 February 2020