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Welcome to our Swale jobs feature. On this page we publishing listings of local employers that have vacancies at this moment in time or that generally use the internet as a vehicle to publish current jobs. If you're looking for countywide employers you might like to visit the Kent jobs page.
Sittingbourne is the administrative centre of the Borough of Swale and the largest town in the area with a population of approximately 60,000. The total number of residents in Swale is approaching 135,000. The main towns are; Faversham, Minster-on-Sea, Queenborough and Sheerness and the largest of the other Swale settlements include: Bapchild, Dunkirk, Leysdown, Kemsley, Ospringe, and Teynham. There are however a number of other villages and hamlets, some as beautiful as they are ancient.
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The Swale is the name of the river that separate Sittingbourne from the island of Sheppey, known locally as 'the Island'. Sheppey has a number of bridges connecting it to the rest of Kent, one for rail travellers and two road bridges.
Historically employment in Swale has been linked to; paper making, brick making, agriculture and transportation. Today the paper industry is alive and well, agriculture survives (particularly apples, pears, cherries and hops), but brick making and the barge transportation business exist only as historical references points.
Looking for more local recruitment features, follow these links for:Canterbury (Whitstable and Herne Bay), Dover Deal and Sandwich, Folkestone and Hythe, Maidstone and the Medway Towns (Gillingham, Rochester and Chatham) including the Dockyard.
Sittingbourne and Faversham area big commuter towns so many of the residents of the area work elsewhere. the Kent Science Park based just outside the town has been very successful in attracting businesses to the area, and acting as a catalyst for start ups. There are three prisons on Sheppey which provide a significant number of jobs to the area.
Abbott Laboratories - http://www.abbott.co.uk/careers/default.asp
Abbot have a site a Queenborough and they are a highly regarded employer, local jobs are technical/scientific in nature. Abbott Laboratories Ltd, North Road, Queenborough, Kent, ME11 5EL - 01795 580099.
Ltd - http://www.achuk.com
A provided of residential care and support to adults with a range of special needs and/or disability, and on occasion multiple disabilities. Service users include people with; autistic spectrum disorders, behavioral issues and sensory impairments. ACH aspire to allow all of the people they work with to fulfill their potential as far as possible. Amongst the care homes they manage there are several in Kent including Winchester House which is on Minster Road in Sheerness, ME12 3NS.
Aesica - http://www.aesica-pharma.co.uk/
Aesica is a leading supplier of contract research, development and manufacturing services for Formulated Products and APIs. Aesica Queenborough Limited, North Road, Queenborough, Kent, ME11 5EL - 01795 543000.
Aldi - http://www.aldi-stores.co.uk
An increasingly popular international supermarket chain. They have a reputation for paying good wages but demanding commitment from their employees. Based on this they are likely to offer great employment opportunities for people able to work hard and be rewarded for doing so. There might be a bonus scheme in place connected to the profitability of each local store (we need some feedback to clarify this point). The website does a pretty good job of explaining the recruitment options for prospective employees, many stores also advertise vacancies in store with the use of billboards or posters.. Of the five thousand plus stores they now have two are in Swale, one in East Street, Sittingbourne, the second in Pepys Avenue, Sheerness, ME12 1AQ.
Horizon - http://www.amicushorizon.org.uk/article/8397/Find-out-about-us
This housing association manages just under 30,000 homes, their stock includes general housing as well as specialist accommodation for people with particular needs. The organisation turns over in excess of £150 million and assets total over £1 billion. The corporate website holds recruitment information and current vacancies. Local offices at 1 Bank House in the Broadway, Sheerness and 41 Stone Street in Faversham.
Pritchard - http://www.blainpritchard.co.uk
A local firm able to supply accountancy and taxation services from offices in Sheerness and Maidstone. Their core activity is accountancy based but they are connected to a wide range of professional business to business services. The Sheerness office is at:29 High Street, Blue Town, ME12 1RN.
College Swale Campus
Advertise lecturing, support and administration vacancies on the recruitment section of the College website. Canterbury College Swale Campus, Bridge Road, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1HL - 01795 581581
Park Stadium - http://www.sittingbournegreyhounds.co.uk
Advertise specific job vacancies on their website also have an ongoing need for casual staff on race nights including; Waiters & Waitresses, Bar Personnel, Track Personnel, Tote Operator and Kitchen Assistants. Follow the 'Vacancies' link. Central Park Stadium, Church Road, Eurolink, ME10 3SB - 01795 436315.
Consulting - http://www.chaucer.com/
Project and Change Management consultants, on-line application form. Chaucer Consulting, 67-68 Preston Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8PB - 01795 542500.
Chavereys - http://www.chavereys.co.uk/Recruitment.php
Chartered accountants and Registered Auditors based in Faversham. Vacancies advertised on website. CV's welcomed. Southern Office, Mall House, The Mall, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8JL - 01795 594495.
House - http://www.demelza.org.uk/
Is the only children's hospice caring for children living in Kent, South East London and East Sussex, situated in Bobbing. Vacancies recently advertised on the website include: Registered Children's Nurses, Medical Director and Maintenance Handyperson. Demelza Kent, Rook Lane, Bobbing, Kent. ME9 8DZ - 01795 845 200.
Denne - http://www.denne.co.uk/
Operating throughout London and the south east since 1803. A large building, construction and maintenance company with a turnover of tens of millions. The company trains apprentices and advertises a wide range of local job vacancies on their website. Contact details: Denne Court, Hengist Field, Borden, Kent, ME9 8FH - 01795 434700.
Kemsley Paper Mill - http://www.dssmithpaper.com/
A leading UK maker of paper, their product range includes corrugating grades for packaging and specialist papers for use in construction, tissues, food manufacturing, stationery and education. The whole product range is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable. The company has an annual output of two and a quarter million tonnes and a workforce totalling just over two thousand. DS Smith Paper Ltd, Kemsley Paper Mill, ME10 2TD - 01795 518900.
Scientific Group - http://www.als-testing.co.uk/aboutus/careers/
Is one of Europe's leading independent laboratories, with an international reputation for high quality analysis, support and advice. Sites in the UK including one in Swale. First Floor Building 550, Winch Road, Kent Science Park, Kent, ME9 8EF.
Group Limited - http://www.entity.co.uk
Internet and IT Services Company specialising in the design and delivery of highly robust, large scale e-commerce, e-business and IT solutions. Invites applications through their website. Entity Group, Cornforth Drive, Kent Science Park, Kent, ME9 8AG - 01795 415800.
Gist - http://www.gistworld.com/en-gb/careers/
National company providing a combination of leading-edge experience and expertise to offer a range of supply chain solutions from design, setup, implementation and operational management through to supply chain consulting services. Part of the operation is based in Faversham, jobs and Graduate recruitment vacancies advertised on website. Oare Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7TW - 01795 594200.
Isle Of Sheppey Academy - http://www.theisleofsheppeyacademy.org.uk/
A Mixed Foundation School with a vacancy page on the school website. Teaching and non-teaching vacancies featured. The Isle of Sheppey Academy, Minster Road, Minster-on-Sea, ME12 3JQ.
Autistic Trust - http://www.kentautistic.com/jobs/current_vacancies.php
The Trust is a registered charity that provide a range of services with National Autistic Society accreditation. The organisation has its main office in Gillingham but they also employ people in both Ashford and Swale. The organisation holds Investors in People Status.
Kent Science Park - http://www.kentsciencepark.co.uk/recruitment/Recruitment.aspx
Looking or a job working for a dynamic company in an innovative working environment? Kent Science Park lies a couple of miles outside the centre of Sittingbourne and at 46,450, sq mts the campus is one of the biggest of its kind in the region. The site enjoys great infrastructure and amenities. There are over 60 companies working on this one site, there is a shared current vacancy page which has up to about jobs at any one time. Broadoak Road is on the outskirts of Sittingbourne, ME9 8AG.
Knauf - http://www.knaufdrywall.co.uk/recruitment/
Knauf Drywall are a manufacturing firm with a facility in Sittingbourne. They are amongst the UKs most important manufacturers of building products such as Plasterboard, Insulating Laminates and Drywall Accessories. The company do advertise current jobs on the recruitment section of their website, they also have a graduate recruitment scheme.
Ford Williams - http://www.mfw.co.uk
One of the leading local Chartered Accountants with six offices across Kent including a local Sittingbourne branch at Bank Chambers in Central Avenue, ME10 4AE. The company offers a complete range of accountancy and related services. Job opportunities both for trainees and more experienced/qualified staff.
Pomphreys - http://www.pomphreys.co.uk
One of the biggest car dealers in Swale, sales and motor vacancies advertised on-line as well as details of 'The Modern Apprenticeship' London Road, Bapchild, Kent ME9 9AQ - 01795 476222.
Want to work for Britain's oldest brewer? 'Sheps' has been around in one form or another for over 315 years, creating typically Kentish ales and other beers. On the careers front the organisation carries out much of its recruitment through the website where it features vacancy information for management and admin staff. The head office is at The Faversham Brewery, 17 Court Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AX - 01795 532206.
Sittingbourne Jobcentre Plus
The local Jobcentreplus is still one of the most important resource for job seekers in Swale. Although a lot of information is available online certain services can normally only be accessed through a visit to the Jobcentre. They can also provide advice and help on a wide range of employment issues like benefits, allowance, CVs and interview technique.
SMC - http://www.smc-cars.com/careers
Large North Kent Ford Dealer, with a Body Shop in Swale, and new and used sales in Crayford and Dartford. More details and some vacancies published on the website. Crown Quay Way, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3HY - 0844 2472349.
Borough Council Jobs - http://jobs.swale.gov.uk/
Jobs advertised from time to time, if you can't see the job you want try sending your CV to the relevant head of department. Swale Borough Council, Swale House, East Street, ME10 3HT - 01795 417850.
Gateway NHS Trust
About 3,000 people work for this trust providing services in the following areas: Mental Health, Community Hospitals, Care for the Elderly, Primary Care, Learning Disability, Palliative, Children's Services and Dentistry. Covers and area from Dartford to Sheppey including; Gravesend, Swanley, The Medway Towns and Sittingbourne.
Wilkinson - http://corporate.wilkinsonplus.com/careers/
A network of 300 stores that retail many of the leading: household goods, homewares as well as a good range of domestic cleaning products. Brand names sold alongside the 'Wilko' in house product ranges. The website holds a good amount of relevant recruitment information, we've been told anecdotally that some stores advertise vacancies through in-store displays, we haven't confirmed this yet so we'd welcome feedback on this subject. The Sittingbourne store is at 124-128 High St, ME10 4BN.
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