Jobs With KCC, Kent County Council Vacancies

If you're looking for a new job and haven't scanned the pages of local government websites you could really be missing out. We publish information for jobseekers thinking about applying to Kent County Council (KCC) below, more Kent jobs. We've been running local government job features for more than ten years, in that time user feedback has been crucial in our continued development and improvement. If you have any thoughts about working for KCC or employment in Kent in general drop us a line, our contact details are at the foot of the page.

Please note that the KCC online recruitment system has recently been updated (at the time of writing) there are definitely some improvements with the new system however you might find you have to register again as we have had reports that old application information has not been migrated to the new system. If you know otherwise please let us know.

KCC is the leading local authority in Kent in terms of number of employees. With a workforce of over 40,000 people it is one of the biggest county councils in the UK and largest employers in Kent. Most vacancies are published online, we hold some job details below. The KCC job pages will give you access to all the latest vacancies, they also hold a lot of useful information about working for the council and what the possible benefits may be.

About KCC

The administration of Kent by a 'council' in the modern sense of the word, can be traced back to the 1888 Local Government Act. The boundaries were much as we see them today with the exception of North Kent (Bexley and Bromley). The 1963 Local Government Act absorbed Bexley and Bromley into Greater London and further legislation created a unitary authority in Medway with the merger of the Rochester and Gillingham districts.

From a job and recruitment point of view KCC doesn't have responsibility for the boroughs of Bromley, Bexley and the Medway authority. Although we do include them in the wider Yourcounty coverage.

Working For The Council

According to the KCC website they have been evaluated as "Excellent" by the Audit Commission. They have 'Investor in People' status and aspire to achieving an ‘Excellent’ ranking for the Local Government Equality Framework. The council has published aims as an employer which include: fairness and equality for all - developing a tolerant, respectful and understanding workforce - creating a safe and fair working environment for all.

At the present time (autumn 2014) local authority vacancies appear to be more numerous at any time over the last two years. When we checked the KCC website there were over 100 published job vacancies, the highest number seen in a long time. The moral of public sector employees generally is unlikely to be at an all time high; however our own anecdotal experience is that KCC is still regarded quite highly as an employer by it's staff.

KCC Current Vacancies

Published vacancies at the time of writing reflect the broad nature of opportunities available and include those below, to apply for jobs and much more visit the KCC Recruitment Portal.

  • Weighbridge Test Unit Operator - Starting salary £19,032 pro rata - Permanent Annual Hours
  • Waste Services Manager - Starting salary £49,612 per annum - Fixed Term Full Time
  • Tutor/Assessor/Internal Verifier in Sales & Marketing - Starting salary £20,878 per annum
  • Tree Inspector - Starting salary £23,753 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Technical Support Officer (Bus Routes) - Starting salary £19,032 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Team Manager - Out Of Hours - Starting salary £42,359 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Team Manager Gravesend Disabled Children's Team - Starting salary £42,359 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Team Manager Children's Services - Starting Salary £42,359 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Teaching Assistant - Visual Impairment - Starting salary £19,032, pro rata- Permanent Term Time
  • Teacher of Mathematics and Science to GCSE level - Permanent Full Time
  • Specialist Teacher for Hearing Impairment - Salary:UPS plus maximum SEN (Salary dependent on experience and progression through the Career Grade is based on the fulfilment of required competencies.)
    - Permanent Full Time
  • Social Worker Children's Services - Salary:£27,223 - £36,807 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Social Work Assistant - Salary:£17,484 - £23,752 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Senior Practitioner Children's Services - Salary:£36,808 - £42,358 pa - Permanent Full Time
  • Senior Personal Advisor - Starting salary £27,223 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Senior Instructor - Salary:JNC Points 14-17 - Permanent Full Time
  • Senior Educational Psychologist - Salary:Soulbury Scale B points 3- 6 - Permanent Full Time
  • Senior Administration Officer - Starting salary £19,032 per annum - Fixed Term Full Time
  • Procurement Manager - Starting salary £36,808 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Prison Library Assistant - £8.96 per hour - Casual Relief
  • Personal Advisor - Starting salary £20,878 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Mental Health Social Worker Primary Care - Starting salary £27,223 per annum - Fixed Term Full Time
  • HR Adviser - Starting salary £31,136 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Funding and Partnerships Manager - Starting salary £31,136 per annum - Temporary Full Time
  • Fitness Consultant - Salary:£15,702 - £16,974 - Permanent Full Time
  • First Line Support Analyst - Starting salary £17,303 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Early Help Worker - Starting salary £16,469 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Domestic Assistant - Starting salary £13,512 pro rata plus weekend enhancements - Permanent Part Time
  • Customer Support Assistant - Open Access - Starting salary £14,527 pro rata -Permanent Part Time
  • Commissioning Manager - Starting salary £42,359 per annum- Permanent Full Time
  • Clerical Officer - Starting salary £14,527 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Care Worker - Starting salary £16,469 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Business Support Officer - Stating salary £17,303 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Assistant Coroner - Salary:Fee based - Casual Relief
  • Adoption Panel Advisor - Starting Salary £42,359 per annum - Permanent Full Time
  • Administration Officer - Starting salary £17,303 per annum - Permanent Full Time

KCC Part Time Jobs

Details correct at the time of writing

  • Care Worker (Nights) - Starting salary £16,469 pro rata plus out of hours and weekend working enhancement - Permanent Part Time
  • Domestic Assistant - Starting salary £13,512 pro rata plus weekend enhancements - Permanent Part Time
  • Early Help Worker - Starting salary £16,469, pro rata - Permanent Part Time
  • Recruitment and Advertising Officer - Starting salary £19,032, pro rata - Permanent Part Time
  • SEN District Lead - Starting salary £27,223 per annum - Permanent Part Time
  • Coordinator - Bishops Terrace - Starting salary £20,466 pa
  • Country Park Warden - Dryhill Local Nature Reserve, Sundridge - £6.75 ph
  • Enablement Support Worker - Based at Tunbridge Wells - Starting salary £16,962 pa
  • Care Worker - Swale - Starting salary £15,985

Benefits & Rewards

The published benefits of working for Kent County Council (at the time of writing) included:

  • A highly regarded final salary pension
  • A commitment to flexible working including Flexitime where appropriate and possible
  • An annual leave allowance of between 22 and 30 days
  • Paternity, maternity, adoption and parental leave
  • A commitment to provide a minimum five days training each year
  • Subsidised childcare through a voucher scheme
  • Access to healthcare schemes like; Benenden Healthcare and/or SimplyHealth
  • Lease cars (under certain circumstances)
  • Bonus payments (non-cash and cash awards)

KCC Apprenticeships

Kent Apprentice Scheme - The trial project has been targeting and supporting: teenage parents, people with mental health issues, young offenders.

Location And Contact

  • Employee Services Recruitment Team, 23 Commercial Services Building, Gibson Drive, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4QG
  • 24 hour helpline 08458 247 904

KCC Job Feedback & Disclaimer

We hope you find our Kent County Council job pages useful and relevant. The details are checked regularly but if content out of date or links that no longer work let us know.If you have some feedback about working for KCC or their recruitment process we welcome your thoughts.