The Kent Website since 1999
This link for our main Kent jobs page. As Kent's county town Maidstone is at the centre of the regional economy. Historically, agriculture and industry formed the core of the economic life of the area. Today service industries and manufacturing tend to dominate employment opportunities. In common with many large towns, retail is the biggest provider of work opportunities with transport and construction also important.
Many public and private sector organisations have their headquarters or regional centre in Maidstone; the Borough Council of course but also the County Council and Police Force to name but three. There are also thousands of job opportunities in education, health, civil service, banking, financial and legal sectors.
Allied Healthcare Group - http://www.alliedhealthcare.com/Default.aspx
A leading and highly regarded provider of domiciliary care and healthcare staff. They have been operating in the sector for more than forty years. The service is based on a network of of 150 local branches. They are always looking to recruit experienced and qualified staff able to work as: care and support workers as well as nurses. The website holds full recruitment help and details of how to apply. Branches in Ashford, Chatham and Tonbridge. Allied Healthcare Group, Ascot House, Ground Floor Suite, 22-24 Albion Place, ME14 5DZ - 01622 695915.
Bowling - http://www.amfbowling.co.uk/working_with_us
Promote their bowling activity as an all round entertainment experience. Their two centres in the Maidstone area have state of the art bowling facilities with 24 lanes. Staff need to have a serious commitment to good customer services and fun! All the local vacancy details you'll need can be found on the corporate websites. Maidstone has two centres: King Street, ME14 1BG and Lockmeadow Entertainment Centre,
ME16 8SF- 0844 8263023.
Law - http://www.asb-law.com/
Legal firm with local offices, the website publishes vacancies for qualified legal and support personnel. ASB Law, Horizon House, Eclipse Park, Sittingbourne Road, ME14 3EN - 01622 656500
ATAC Solutions Ltd - http://atacsolutions.com/
One of the UK's premier Environmental Engineering companies specialising in all aspects of Waste water and other water related issues. Follow the careers link. ATAC Solutions Ltd, Units 1&2, Shingle Barn, Smiths Hill, West Farleigh, ME15 0PH - 01622 882400.
Newsprint - http://aylesford-newsprint.co.uk/people-and-careers.php
Company advertises vacancies on-line, also runs an apprenticeship scheme and welcomes unsolicited CVs. Aylesford Newsprint Limited, Newsprint House, Bellingham Way, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7DL - 01622 796000
Beadles - http://www.beadles.co.uk
An established motor dealer with branches across North Kent and South East London including; Dartford, Gillingham, Maidstone, Sidcup and Sevenoaks. There are a wide selection of vacancies published on their regularly updated careers pages, typical opportunities include: Accounts Clerks, Sales Managers Parts Managers, Service Receptionists, Building Maintenance, Customer Relations and Sales Executives. You can find Beadles in Maidstone at: Wood Close, Quarry Wood Retail Park, Aylesford, ME20 7TQ.
Best Western Russell Hotel - http://www.bw-russellhotel.co.uk/
This Best Western hotel offers modern conference facilities and is established as a popular civil ceremony wedding venue. Russell Hotel, 136 Boxley Road, Penenden Heath, ME14 2AE - 01622 692221.
Pritchard - http://www.blainpritchard.co.uk
A Kentish Chartered Certified Accountants with local offices in Sheerness and Maidstone, they invite applications through a form on the website, but they are likely to welcome CVs from skilled, qualified and experienced staff. Blain Pritchard, 74 College Road, ME15 6SL - 01622 690888.
Bloomfields - http://www.bloomfieldsltd.co.uk
This is a firm of chartered town planners, at the time of writing the website was down for maintenance. The office is at 66 College Road, ME15 6SJ - 01622 693237.
Solicitors - http://www.brachers.co.uk/recruitment/careers/
Established legal firm with 200 staff, the advertise vacancies for qualified and experienced legal and support staff on line. Somerfield House, 59 London Road, ME16 8JH - 01622 690691.
Baker - http://www.charcroftbaker.co.uk/recruitment.htm
This medium sized firm is currently recruiting (at the time of writing) both accounts and audit staff. They generally look for people with two years experience of working in an accountancy practise. The roles require people with mixed accountancy experience and some audit work on the CV would be an advantage. Formal accountancy qualifactions are not essential but are always going to be an advantage. Office at 5 West Court, Enterprise Road - 01622 671717.
Chilston Park Hotel - http://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/About-Us/People-Careers/
Prestigious Country House Hotel set in 250 acres near Lenham. Contact details for local vacancies on the website. Boughton Road, Sandway, ME17 2BE - 0845 072 7426.
Crown Prosecution Service
A government department without minister, the CPS (as you might expect) has responsibility for public prosecutions In Wales and England, there are different arrangements in Scotland through the Crown Office. The head of the CPS reports to the Attorney General. Their role includes giving advice to the police as well as preparing cases for court. The organisation has over seven and a half thousand employees, the local workforce for Kent stands at under 200. Full details on the CPS website.
Clark Whitehill - http://www.crowehorwath.net/uk/careers-template.aspx?id=27763
An accountancy firm with published core values of 'professionalism, integrity, quality, development and approachability'. The business is part of member of Crowe Horwath International, an international network of just under 170 independent firms in over a hundred countries. The six UK offices are based in Kent, Cheltenham, London, Manchester, Odbury and Reading. The main areas of business include corporate and not for profit, professional practise, private clients and pension funds. General careers and recruitment information on the website including specific job vacancies. The Maidstone office is at 10 Palace Avenue, ME15 6NF - 01622 76767.
Smith & Hunter - http://www.dsh.co.uk
Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. Vacancies published on websites and unsolicited applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates welcome. Globe House, Eclipse Park, Sittingbourne Road, ME14 3EN - 01622 690666.
Neville - http://www.dendyneville.co.uk/careers/
Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. An authorised training office for Chartered (ICAEW) and Chartered Certified (ACCA) qualifications, they recruit students to train for both ICAEW and ACCA qualifications. Dendy Neville invite CV submission from part-qualified and qualified ICAEW/ACCA accountants. Dendy Neville Ltd, 3-4 Bower Terrace, ME16 8RY - 01622 686441.
Cabs & Couriers - http://www.expresscabs.co.uk/recruit.html
Vacancies for telephonists and drivers with good local knowledge, more details on the website. Express Cabs & Couriers Limited, 14 Upper Stone Street, ME15 6EU - 01622 661234.
Gallagher - http://www.gallagher-group.co.uk/
Gallagher Contractors, Gallagher Aggregates, Gallagher Concrete and Gallagher Properties are some of the companies that make up the Gallagher Group. Gallagher Aggregates Ltd, Hermitage Quarry, Hermitage Lane, ME16 - 9NT - 01622 726262.
Gulland - http://www.gullands.com/vacancies
Established traditional legal practice based in Maidstone. Vacancy page and contact form on the website. Gullands Solicitors, 16 Mill Street, ME15 6XT - 01622 689700.
Horwath Clark Whitehill - http://www.crowehorwath.net/uk/ - are one of the UK's leading firms working in chartered accountancy, their core activity includes (according to the website): business to business, the charitable and not for profit sectors, professional practise, pensions and private clients. They have Kent offices in Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone. 10 Palace Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6NF - 01622 767676.
With the county Police HQ based in the town Maidstone has the greatest number of jobs in Kent. There are the normal operational opportunities as well as the administration and strategic and operational support activities. If you take a look at the current vacancy pages of the website you'll find information regarding uniformed officers alongside vacancies for Custody Nurses, Clerical, Secretarial and Administrative Staff, Technicians, Trainers, IT and Computing Staff, even Civilian Detention Officers.
Wildlife Trust - http://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/
Based in Maidstone but has a county-wide remit, vacancies advertised on the website. The trust started life in 1958. Now a registered charity with 30,000 members. Kent Wildlife Trust, Tyland Barn, Sandling, ME14 3BD - 01622 662012.
Knauf - http://www.knaufdrywall.co.uk/recruitment/
This is a company producing a full selection of building materials and construction systems. They have a site in the Sittingbourne area as well as regional offices in the county town of Maidstone. Knauf publishes current jobs on their website as well as contact details for the local offices in case you want to email a speculative CV. When we last checked there was also a graduate recruitment scheme in operation recruitment programme. Knauf Drywall, 7th Floor, Kent House, Romney Place, ME15 6LH.
Chartered Accountants - http://www.larkings.co.uk/careers.htm
This accountancy firm is able to deliver services including; audit, accountancy, taxation and financial advice and are authorised to conduct investment business. Local jobs can be viewed on the main website. The firm has offices in; Ashford, Canterbury and Maidstone. Amongst the roles they recruit for are: Chartered Accountants, Accountancy Trainees, AAT qualified staff as well as candidates with relevant skills and experience not listed here.
Castle - http://www.leeds-castle.com/land.php
One of the region's best known tourist attractions, often referred to as the lovliest castle in England. Current vacancies are detailed on the recruitment page of the main Leeds Castle website. Job opportunities at our last visit included: Under Butler, Castle and Estate Cleaners, Stewards, Land Train Drivers and Evening Waiting Staff. Job opportunities can be for part-time, full time seasonal and casual staff.
Lipscomb - http://www.lipscomb.co.uk/
The leading Volvo car dealer in the area with a franchise responsibility across the county and dealerships also in Ashford and Canterbury. opens seen days a week. As an expanding company they are always looking for key staff to join their organisation. You can find contact details for the company on their website.
Magnet employs just under 2,000 people working in the network of over 175 showrooms, serving both retail and trade. Seven showrooms in Kent including Maidstone. Lower Boxley Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2UU - 01622 690970.
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
An Acute Hospital Trust caring for more than half a million people across mid Kent and the Weald, this area includes both Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. There are a total of 4,100 staff in post. The main NHS recruitment website has details of all the current vacancies for this and all of the other NHS services in Kent. The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust essentially has two primary bases; Tunbridge Wells Hospital and the Maidstone Hospital.
Maidstone Audi - http://www.inchcapeaudi.co.uk/audi-centres/maidstone-audi/maidstone-audi.aspx
Part of the Inchape retail group with three branches across Kent including Tonbridge and Canterbury. Maidstone Audi, Chatham Road, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AA - 0845 5176788.
Borough Council - http://www.maidstone.gov.uk/
You will find on-line vacancies on the website, application forms can normally be downloaded as Acrobat files, completed on your own machine and returned electronically. The benefits of working for the local authority may include a local government pension, cash based bonuses on an individual and group basis, childcare voucher and annual leave buy back schemes. Maidstone House, King Street, ME15 6JQ - 01622 602000.
Maidstone Jobcentre Plus
An increasing amount of employment and benefit related information available online, including the Universal Jobsmatch facility. However there are certain services that can be best accessed through face to face meetings. If you need personal advice or have complex issues or need to talk to a member of staff then you might need to call in to the Maidstone Jobcentre Plus.
Matalan - http://matalan.jobs/index.html
High street retailer with comprehensive careers section on-line. Vacancies include; Retail, Graduate, Management Trainee and Distribution. Local stores also located in; Canterbury, Strood and Thanet.
Ford Williams - http://www.mfw.co.uk
An established part of the local accountancy business having established over 75 years ago. There are currently six offices in Kent including Maidstone, core business activities include: accountancy, taxation, business and insolvency services. The business has (at the time of writing) over 100 hundred members of staff so there are opportunities for career development and progression. The website publishes vacancy details from time to time including qualified and experienced accountants as well as trainees and school leavers.
MCCH - http://www.mcch.org.uk/
An organisation that provides housing with care and support, together with educational, vocational and rehabilitative day services for people with disabilities or mental health issues. At the time of our least visit to the MCCH website, there were published job vacancies in Maidstone, Canterbury and Bexley. The Maidston facility is at: One Hermitage Court, Hermitage Lane, ME16 9NT - 01622 722400.
Notcutts - http://www.notcutts.co.uk/Information/Careers/C
Founded in 1897 and still family owned. This independent garden centre group employs around a thousand people, the majority engaged in activities directly related to the core garden centre activities. Most publish vacancies are connected to the garden centre activities, nursery work, catering and landscaping. There are also opportunities for suitable candidates to join the Modern Apprenticeship and Management Trainee and schemes.
Streamline - http://www.streamline.travel/
Well established taxi and private hire firm with a wide range of vehicles operating in the; Paddock Wood, Tunbridge Wells, West Malling and Tonbridge areas. Their website contains an on-line application form. West Station Approach, ME16 8RJ - 01622 750000.
Syngenta - http://www.syngenta.com/global/corporate/en/Pages/home.aspx
A agribusiness with a world wide reputation. The company is a leader in crop protection and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. The company employs around 400 people in the Yalding area. No specific jobs advertised on the website but applications can be made from an enquiry form. Yalding, ME18 6HN
College For The Creative Arts - http://www.ucreative.ac.uk
The fusion of Kent and Surry arts institutions. Teaching and non teaching vacancies accessed through the website, expect the full range of roles that keep further and higher education running; accounts, HR, students support and much more. UCA Maidstone is at Oakwood Park, ME16 8AG. Visit the website or call 01622 620000 for current vacancies.
Vinci Construction - http://www.vinciconstruction.co.uk/
At the local level Vinci offer a fully-integrated service – from inception, ground investigation and remediation, through to project completion and beyond to the delivery of operational solutions. Knightrider House, Knightrider Street, ME15 6LU - 01622 686876.
Part of the John Lewis Partnership, has a store in Allington park, about three miles out of the town centre. Graduate, managerial and store vacancies can be accessed from the main site. Follow the 'recruitment' link to local store details. Waitrose Allington Park. Mid-Kent Shopping Centre, Allington Park, ME16 0PX - 01622 752274.
Plc - http://www.whatman.com/Careers.aspx
Specialist filtration and separations products based in the area, general company information and a vacancy page on the main website. Springfield Mill, Sandling Road, ME14 2LE - 01622 676670
Wilkinson - http://corporate.wilkinsonplus.com/careers/
National high street retailer created in 1930 and still family run. They advertise new store vacancies on their websites and solicit applications for managerial positions. Open seven days a week the Maidstone store is at: Unit 100, The Mall, ME15 6AT - 01622 750580
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