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 2012) local authority jobs are still being cut and there isn't much good news for current or prospective staff. 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 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.

  • Children's Centre Receptionist - St Mary of Charity Children's Centre - Starting salary £14,241 
  • Graduate Employment Opportunities - Various Locations - Various rates of pay
  • AC PRU Deputy Manager - Folkestone - Starting salary £30,522 pa
  • Case Manager - Kent and Canterbury Hospital - £23,285 - £36,081 pa
  • Project Leader - Folkestone - Unqualified Tutor Scale
  • Transport Publicity Data Assistant - Kings Hill, West Malling - Starting salary £16,145
  • Planning Officer - Tonbridge and Malling, Kings Hill - Salary up to £35,550 per annum  .
  • Administration Officer - Eversley House, Folkestone - Starting salary £16,962
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Coordinator - Gravesend - Starting salary £36,082 pa
  • Senior Practitioner - Kroner House, Ashford - Starting salary £36,082 pa
  • Apprenticeships - Across Kent - £105 per week 
  • Spatial Planning Adviser - Maidstone - Starting salary £48,635 pa 

KCC Part Time Jobs

Details correct at the time of writing

  • 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.