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Listings of employers and links to local jobs in Tunbridge Wells are featured on this page. A number of the biggest national and regional employers operating in the county can be reached from our Kent jobs feature. If you are looking for local JobcentrePlus listings in the town and the surrounding area you can visit the Universal Jobsmatch website.
'The Wells' is largely a creation of the Georgians, who came to the town to enjoy the spring water and social intercourse. Ancient settlements existed in the area but the town in the sense that we see it today dates from no more than the seventeenth century. Tunbridge Wells has usually been more in fashion than out of it over the last three hundred years and today it's a picture of home counties stability and affluence. It's reputed that the awarding of the prefix 'Royal' was given to the town by King Edward VII because of a long standing affection between the Royal Family and 'The Wells'.
The population of the Borough is about 105,000; more than half of which live in the town itself. Important towns also include: Cranbrook, Paddock Wood, Pembury and Southborough. This is the most westerly province of Kent and pushes up against East Sussex.
The economic life of the borough is closely connected to tourism and the hospitality sectors, including pubs, restaurants and hotels. The health and education sectors are big employers and there is a good spread of financial and service based businesses locally. Unemployment rates are very low compared to the national averages, and it's usually possible to pick up casual work and short term contracts quite easily even in a recession.
Our Tunbridge Wells listings are not exhaustive and in fact are in constant flux as old employers leave and new ones recommended by our users are added. Where possible we try to contain local listings on one page but when numbers rise beyond a certain point we increase the number of pages dedicated to each area. If you would like to recommend a local employer for inclusion here simply send us an email with the relevant details.
ACAS - http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1461
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. South East office in Paddock Wood, job details on the website. ACAS, Suites 4-5, Business Centre, 1-7 Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6EN - 08457 383736.
Founded in 1940 the company is part of the AXA group and is one of the most important employers in the town. They provide medical insurance, dental and occupational health services and expert health related information. they have been ranked as the leading global insurance brand and in the top twenty of the Times Best Big Companies. Committed to sustainable business, the organisation has cut the use of paper by 10%. The links leads to our own dedicated AXA recruitment page. Three offices in the town, you'll usually find a range of job vacancies on their website. PPP House, Vale Road, TN1 1BJ.
Baker Tilley - http://careers.bakertilly.co.uk/
One of the top ten accountancy businesses in the UK with a network of offices across the UK including Tunbridge Wells. The company has full recruitment information as well as a current vacancy page. Through the website you can apply for both UK and international jobs. Prospective employees with requisite; skills, qualifications and experience may wish to submit a CV rather than wait for a specific application. Baker Tilly's Tunbridge Wells office is at Hanover House on Mount Ephraim Road.
Benenden Hospital Trust - http://www.benendenhospital.org.uk/Home.aspx
Benenden Hospital has Investors in People accreditation. Current vacancies are outlined on the frequently updated website. Beneden has a published aim of attracting staff by providing excellent conditions of work and other employee benefits. Benenden Hospital Trust is based in , Goddard's Green Road in Benenden near the town of Cranbrook, TN17 4AX.
BUPA - http://www.bupa.co.uk/careers
BUPA runs a dedicated recruitment website crammed full of information about the business, both the local hospitals and healthcare facilities as well as central support functions and centres of excellence. Local job vacancies published at our last visit included: clinical, managerial, secretarial and administrative roles. BUPA in Tunbridge Wells is on the Fordcombe Road in Fordcombe, TN3 0RD.
Christ Church University - http://www.canterbury.ac.uk
This growing institute of higher education has an extensive network of facilities beyond the original site of the University in North Holmes road in Canterbury. There are sites in Broadstairs, Chatham and also at Salomons near Tunbridge Wells. The University has a broad syllabus and a significant number of international students. There is a well maintained and informative website that allows job seekers to access and apply for current vacancies online. The greatest number of opportunities occur at the end of the academic year but you will find a number of teaching and non-teaching jobs most of the time. David Salomons Estate, Southborough, Kent, TN3 0TG.
Creaseys - http://www.creaseys.co.uk/
An award winning accountancy firm, that published job vacancy details for qualified and trainee accountants when they occur. As with most accountancy firms. Candidates with outstanding CVs can consider submitting speculative applications. The business has around 80 employees and seven partners. Their office can be found at 12 Lonsdale Gardens, TN1 1PA.
Hoopers - http://www.hoopers.ltd.uk/careers
Up market department store in the town with a range of retail jobs published on the website including: Full Time Sales Assistants, Part Time Sales Assistants, Counter Managers, Customer Services, Hair & Beauty, Maintenance, Administration & Support Staff. Hoopers, Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1QT - 01892 530222.
Clark Whitehill - http://www.crowehorwath.net
This Tunbridge Wells firm is part of Crowe Horwath International, an international network comprising 167 independent accountancy firms spread around the globe. Of the six offices in the UK two are in Kent, one in Tunbridge Wells the other in Maidstone. The services offered include are accountancy for the corporate and not for profit sectors, pension funds, professional practise and private clients.
K College - http://www.kcollege.ac.uk/about-us/vacancies.html
K College is actually the South & West Kent College, an institute of Further and Higher Education that was born out of the coming together in 2010 of West Kent College and South Kent College in April 2010. The colleges have around 25,000 students enrolled across the 5 campuses at Ashford, Dover, Folkestone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. The teaching and support vacancies featured on the website reflect the varied of work of the college delivering education across a wide geographic area. The Tunbridge Wells campus is at Kingstanding Way, TN2 3UP.
Nationally the business is employs just over two thousand people. Published job vacancies reflect the work of the organisation which is primarily directed towards manufacturing and retailing kitchens. Their sales network includes 175 showrooms, outlets for both trade and retail. Seven showrooms in Kent including Royal Tunbridge Wells. The local branch is on the Longfield Road, TN2 3EY.
& Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
This can be described as a large acute hospital NHS trust is a large acute hospital trust that provides over half a million people with hospital based health services. Its catchment doesn't reflect the local authority boundaries and extends into Sussex. This organisation is also involved in the provision of cancer services through facilities in Maidstone and Canterbury. At the time of writing there were just over 5,100 employees engaged in the delivery of healthcare services or working to support those that do. The Royal Tunbridge Wells Hospital is on the Tonbridge Road at TN2 4QJ.
Mack - http://www.mwmack.co.uk
A private company and a very important supplier of fresh food in the UK, as a guide of the size of their operations; in 2008-2009 group sales exceeded £350 million. Current job opportunities are published on the company website, which also extensive corporate information. The firm has a facility at Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6UT.
Notcutts - http://www.notcutts.co.uk/Information/Careers/C
One of the most popular garden centres in the area. Notcutts are an established business with around a thousand employees and over a hundred years of experience in the horticultural industry. Job vacancies for Tunbridge Wells usually published on the website where you will also find information about apprenticeship and management trainee schemes. Most of the local opportunities are directly connected to the work of the garden centre including catering, customer facing roles, nursery and landscaping. The local branch is on the Tonbridge Road at Pembury - 01892 822636.
Ford Williams - http://www.mfw.co.uk
A business with six offices in Kent and about 110 professional staff at varying levels of experience and qualification. McCabe Ford Williams are a well established Chartered Accountants offering the full range of accountancy services including audit and insolvency. The website lists available opportunities for trainees and school leavers as well as qualified roles for experienced accountants. The Royal Tunbridge Wells office is at Bank Chambers which can be found on the High Street in Cranbrook, TN17 3EG.
Servomex - http://www.servomex.com/servomex/web/web.nsf/en/home
Crowborough based company that provides specialist gas analysis solutions based on leading edge technology. Jobs advertised on the website include: Scientists, Sales Engineers and manufacturing vacancies. Servomex Limited, UK Technical and Service Center, Jarvis Brook, Crowborough, TN6 3FB - 01892 652181.
Spa Hotel - http://www.spahotel.co.uk
The Spa is a country house hotel. Vacancies are advertised on the website but you will also find general recruitment contact information. The Spa Hotel, Mount Ephraim, Kent, TN4 8XJ - 01892 520331.
The Hop Farm Country Park - http://www.thehopfarm.co.uk/vacancies
The world's largest collection of oast houses. A well known local attraction hosting a wide range of events. Vacancies advertised on the website. Job opportunities include Banqueting and Bar Staff, Chef de Partie and Entertainment staff. The Hop Farm Family Park, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY - 01622 872068.
Thomas Mansfield - http://www.thomasmansfield.com
This organisation is a specialist in employment law and other related areas, they can provide support and help in a number of areas like Health and Safety, HR, Mediation in the Workplace also offer training in employment law. The Tunbridge Wells office is in the Pantiles Chambers just off the High Street, TN1 1XP.
Snell & Passmore - http://www.ts-p.co.uk/careers
One of the oldest legal firm in the country with offices in Greenhithe and Tunbridge Wells, they advertise legal and non legal vacancies on their website. Thomson Snell & Passmore, 3 Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1NX - 01892 510000.
Wells Borough Council - http://www2.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/
A wide range of local government jobs, everything from Legal Assistants to Building Surveyors. Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Town Hall, TN1 1RS - 01892 526121.
Tunbridge Wells JobCentrePlus
The local Jobcentre plus is at 88 Grosvenor Road, click on the link for full contact details. The Jobcentre is one of the best job resources in town, it links you to thousands of vacancies, some one the areas biggest and best employers. It can help find part-time full times, temporary or permanent vacancies.
The local Waitrose is in Paddock Wood, the JLP is gradually building up its market share in Kent and it is only a matter of time before more stores are opened. All this means an increasing number of jobs in Kent and improved prospects for career development. The Waitrose recruitment website is a pretty good portal for those seeking help and current vacancies. Waitrose at Paddock Wood is open seven days and the store is at Church Road, TN12 6EX.
Wincanton - http://www.wincanton.co.uk
This is an important distribution, warehousing and logistics company. It has a total workforce in excess of 16,000. A key part of the operation is 4,000 vehicles so drivers are a central part of Wincanton's recruitment needs. The business is also dependent on over 240 sites across the UK and Ireland including one at the Colebrook Industrial Estate on Longfield Road, TN2 3DG.
Woods - http://www.woodsrestaurant.co.uk/pantiles/news/view/staff-vacancies
A restaurant, bar and produce store on the Pantiles in the heart of the town. The website has a current vacancy page and full details about the business.
WFCA - http://www.wfca.co.uk/careers/
One of the rising stars of the 'brand integration' industry. Based in the town, they welcome CV submissions from suitably qualified or talented people. Vale House, Clarence Road, TN1 1HE - 01892 511085.
We encourage submissions of new Tunbridge Wells employers for a free listing. Our aim is to ensure that the material we publish on this page is both accurate and relevant, if you spot a mistake or broken link on this page we would welcome your feedback. Please refer to our disclaimer. if you have first hand experience of of any of the employers featured here or their recruitment process we'd like to hear from you.
Waitrose is part of the JLP (John Lewis Partnership)so employees can expect the same benefits enjoyed by staff at John Lewis. Waitrose is currently expanding across the South East, which means more jobs and more opportunities of progression.
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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