Medway Council Jobs, Local Government Careers

This is our Medway Council job help and careers resource. For more vacancies across the whole area visit the jobs in Medway page, it links to leading employers and thousands of local jobs. We've been publishing career information for over a decade, in that time user feedback has been an important part of adding value to our users. If you have recent experience of working for this local authority we'd welcome your views.

About Medway

You can't talk about the history of Medway without mentioning its military heritage. The closure of the Chatham Dockyard in 1984 was the end of an era and a significant economic blow for Kent. The dockyard is still exerting a powerful influence, and it's at the heart of the transformation of the area. Regeneration in Medway is targeting a rate of economic growth double that of the rest of the UK and a planned 20,000 new jobs in the next 15 years. The latest of these regeneration projects has just been given the green light. Chatham Waters will create hundreds of dwellings, new shops and a significant leisure facility.

Working For Medway Council

At any one time Medway Council employs about 7,000 people, making it one of the biggest employers in Medway as well as Kent. A significant number of people work at the corporate headquarters at Gun Wharf in Chatham, other jobs are based at locations around the Medway towns in places as varied as; schools, social services centres, leisure facilities, countryside parks, heritage sites and local arts centres. More information about Medway Council at the council website: 

Jobs At The Council

As you'd expect the authority has an Equal Opportunities Policy, it was agreed in February 1999 and updated in June 2008 to ensure that it continues to be fit for purpose. Employment opportunities are published at the jobs go public website (there is a link from the Council's recruitment pages. Recently published vacancies (at the time of writing) included:

  • Part Time Tutor British Sign Language
  • Part Time IT Tutor for Learning for Living and Work
  • Cleaner/Caretaker
  • Environmental Health Practitioner
  • Part Time Tutor IT Computer Maintenance
  • Part Time Tutor ICT AutoCad 
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Museum Attendant
  • Country Park Ranger  
  • Part Time Tutor Journalism
  • School Improvement Teaching and Learning Consultant 
  • Admin Assistant  
  • YOT Groupworker
  • Part Time Tutor to teach Japanese 
  • Resettlement Officer

Jobs for the local authority are likely to fall into one of these sectors - this reflects how the organisation is structured from an employment point of view:

  • Central Government
  • Charities/Voluntary
  • Education/Academic
  • Fire
  • Health
  • Local Government
  • Magistrates Court
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Non-Departmental Public Body
  • Police
  • Probation Service Regional Development Agencies
  • Social Housing

If you're looking for short term (part time and/or full time employment), as well as casual assignments at the Council try the ISP (internal staff pool). This is the self managed agency run by the council. Teaching vacancies in Medway are advertised through the dedicated teaching website. Children's Care opportunities for the Council can also be viewed through a dedicated child care website -

Contact & Location

  • Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
  • 01634 306000

Feedback & Disclaimer

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