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This is the Yourcounty jobs at Ashford Borough Council page. We welcome your feedback about the council as an employer, so please get in touch if you have recent experience of working for the council or their recruitment processes. Our contact details at the bottom of the page.
Work Placement Opportunities in Local Government - At the time of writing Ashford Borough Council were currently advertising the chance for 8 to 12 week work experience placements to local graduates. Full details at www.ashford.gov.uk.
Ashford has a fast-growing population which has more than trebled in the last 40 years to over 112,000 residents. This dynamic growth pattern is set to continue. Designated by the Government as a 'growth area', a £2.5 billion investment programme is underway to provide 31,000 new homes and 28,000 jobs by 2031. The quality of life of the borough has been rated by MORI as among the best in Kent while council tax is the lowest.
Although well known as an expanding urban area, much of the borough is made up of protected countryside including; the Romney Marsh, the North Downs and the High Weald, all of which make an important in contributing to Ashford's £180 million tourism industry. This link for local Ashford jobs.
Ashford Borough Council's current management structure has been in place since the end of 2010. It now works within the following service areas, any vacancies will reflect this:
Ashford Borough Council has over 500 full-time and part-time employees. Staff enjoy a great employment package including: including flexible working and inclusion in local government pension scheme, a basic annual leave entitlement of 20 days (pro rata for part-time posts), plus 2 extra statutory days.
Ashford Borough Council is an 'Investor in People' so all staff have access to training and development opportunities.
Ashford Borough Council provide work experience opportunities in a wide range of work areas for students in year 10 or above, or others who live or study in borough of Ashford. The majority of placements take place between April to July.
Current job vacancies are advertised in the local press and the SEE website. Visit the council website or call the council on 01233 331111.
The content on the Ashford Borough Council page is regularly checked but if you find that any links are broken or content out of date let us know.Please see our disclaimer.
Waitrose is part of the JLP (John Lewis Partnership)so employees can expect the same benefits enjoyed by staff at John Lewis. Waitrose is currently expanding across the South East, which means more jobs and more opportunities of progression.
Retail jobs in Kent
The retail sector now dominates employment opportunities in most major towns. We publish a retail employment feature outlining most of the UK's major high street employers including; Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Morrisons, B&Q, Boots and many more.
If you've worked hard to get yourself a degree is it time to question if you are getting the most from your qualification? Many large employers have specific recruitment campaigns aimed at attracting graduate entry recruits. Take a look at our guide and see what's going on.