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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.
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.
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.
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.
Details correct at the time of writing
The published benefits of working for Kent County Council (at the time of writing) included:
Kent Apprentice Scheme - The trial project has been targeting and supporting: teenage parents, people with mental health issues, young offenders.
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.
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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.
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