Maldon, in Essex, is situated on the Blackwater Estuary, ten miles and twenty minutes' journey east of Chelmsford. The riverside location and surrounding countryside makes Maldon a desirable destination for people seeking a quieter area to live. Nearby Heybridge Basin is a popular destination for tourists and leisure sailors. The nearest main road is the A414, which leads to Chelmsford, and connects with the A12 for Colchester and Ipswich, as well as London and the M25. Property prices vary, with a mix of affordable housing and luxury homes, while rents tend to be low.
Maldon Job Opportunities
While some workers commute from Maldon to Chelmsford, or even into London, there are also plenty of jobs in Maldon and the surrounding area. Maldon is famous for its Maldon Salt, which is harvested, packaged and distributed locally, providing a number of jobs. Outdoor and conservation jobs in Maldon can be found at the area's 11 conservation sites. A harbour and boatyard for traditional Thames sailing barges brings Maldon jobs in the leisure and hospitality sectors, as well as engineering jobs and operations and logistics jobs. The catering sector, with pubs, cafes, tea rooms, and restaurants, offers both Maldon jobs and Heybridge Basin based positions.
Maldon Employment Trends
The population of Maldon is aging, making it likely that healthcare and social care will be growing sectors in the future. The development of the deep water port at London Gateway, with its capacity for large container ships, will bring a range of jobs to the region, including vehicle operators, computer programmers, drivers, and various administrative and office based roles. The port should also attract other businesses to the area. Offshore wind farms are also set to become a major employer along the Essex coast, providing jobs both during and after the construction phase.