Jobs At UKC, University Of Kent Vacancies And Career Opportunities

We've been running University employment pages for over ten years. There are thousands of jobs in education in Kent, one of the biggest local higher education employers is the University of Kent at Canterbury, along with the University of Greenwich at Medway. University of Kent jobs and career advice below, this link for more jobs and employers in Kent. A couple of points that might be useful, for a long period the University of Kent was widely referred to as the UKC (University of Kent at Canterbury) the growth of this institution has led to: Medway, Tonbridge, Paris and Brussels becoming important campuses of the University so in due course Canterbury is not being used in the University's title other than denoting the Canterbury campus.

About The University Of Kent

Granted its charter 1965, the University of Kent hosts 19,600 full-time and part-time students from over 110 different nations. About 4,600 students live on the Canterbury campus which covers over 304 acres and is one and a half miles from Canterbury city centre.

In 1997 the University opened a new centre, the Bridge Wardens' College (BWC), in Chatham's Historic Dockyard. Later it signed an accord with MidKent College to create the University of Kent at Medway. UKC also has activity at; Horstead, Tonbridge, Paris and Brussels. The Medway campus is an innovative partnership, shared by several institutions, known as the Universities at Medway. Kent has three faculties which between them encompass 18 schools.

Job Applications

There are about 2,900 staff at the institution, approximately half are academic, research and hourly paid lecturing staff. Other employees are involved in administration and management, secretarial, manual and technical tasks. You can find current vacancies in the local press and on the UKC website at The system is robust and easy to use, if you apply for more than one job the details of the previous application are normally available to use for future applications.

If you want to make a general enquiry to the UKC HR team you can call 01227 823033 or email The application process for jobs at Kent varies according to the position applied for but is normally outlined in the job specification.

Working For The University Of Kent

Higher educational institutes generally offer secure long term employment prospects. Terms and conditions of service are good, salaries for non-academic roles at UKC are, in our opinion, competitive compared to other local employers. Academic rates of pay are usually part of nationally agreed scales.

Flexible working is highlighted as one of the benefits of working at the University of Kent and it has a published aim of creating policies that are 'Family Friendly'. If you visit the website you can see the published information on; flexible working, childcare vouchers, maternity and paternity leave. As you might expect the university has a commitment to the development of its employees. Opportunities for staff are managed and coordinated through The Learning and Development Office. The Canterbury campus in particular is regarded as a beautiful working environment. The Medway campus has some modern state of the art facilities and a very stimulating environment. There is a final salary pension scheme and annual leave allowances tend to be generous. UKC is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse community

University of Kent Apprenticeships At Kent

The University of Kent does have opportunities for apprentices from time to time, the details are normally posted on their main job portal. The vacancies are typically in manual trades like carpentry, plumbing and fitting.

Current UKC Vacancies

Jobs are advertised throughout the year whenever vacancies arise. Opportunities generally fall into a number of logical categories such as: Academic , Management and Professional or Office And Clerical. The breadth of vacancies offered by an employer like the University of Kent may be much broader than you might think in the first instance, some vacancies are only open to internal candidates. Recently advertised roles included:

  • Assistant Events Coordinator - Canterbury - Office & Clerical - Full time
  • Assistant Operations Officer - Canterbury - Management & Professional - Full time
  • Business Analyst - Canterbury - Technical - Fixed Term - Part time
  • Cafe Bar/Bistro Supervisor - Canterbury - Other Support - Full time
  • Catering Assistant - Canterbury - Other Support - Full time
  • Change Management Lead - Canterbury Management & Professional - Open Ended - Full time
  • Chef - Canterbury - Other Support - Full time
  • Database Administrator - Canterbury - Management & Professional - Full time
  • Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development - Canterbury - Management & Professional - Full time
  • Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development - Canterbury - Management & Professional - Full time
  • ARC Research Fellow (Sciences) - Canterbury - Research - Fixed Term/Open Ended - Full time
  • Financial Aid Officer - Canterbury Office & Clerical - Fixed Term - Full time
  • Finance Manager - Canterbury - Management & Professional - Full time
  • Food and Beverage Supervisor - Medway - Other Support - Full time
  • Hospitality Assistant - Canterbury - Other Support -Full time
  • Hospitality Supervisor - Canterbury - Other Support - Full time
  • Interim Learning and Research System Development Manager - Canterbury - Full time
  • Lecturer in International Relations - Canterbury - Academic - Full time
  • Lecturer in Social Anthropology Canterbury Academic Fixed Term Full time
  • Lecturer in Sport Management - Medway - Academic - Full time
  • Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher PhD Positions - Canterbury - Research - Full time
  • Planning Analyst (Trainee) - Canterbury - Other Support - Full time
  • Reception and Clerical Assistant - Canterbury - Office & Clerical - Full time
  • Research Associate - Canterbury - Research - Full time

University of Kent Part-Time Jobs

Details correct at the time of writing, for full and current information visit the University of Kent website.

  • Business Analyst - Canterbury - Technical - Fixed Term - Part time
  • Dyslexia Tutors - Student Support and Wellbeing - Part time
  • Kitchen Assistant - Canterbury - Other Support -Part time
  • Lecturer in Professional Practice (teaching & scholarship focused) - Medway - Academic - Part time
  • PA to Head of School - Canterbury - Office & Clerical Open - Part time

Contacts & Location

For general job enquiries:

  • University of Kent
    CT2 7NZ

UKC Jobs - Feedback & Disclaimer

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