Local Council And Public Vacancies

The public sector has become a rather lose term to include almost all agencies not in the private sector. For the purposes of our guide we accept all; local, regional and national civil service institutions operating in Kent (although as a work in progress not all of them are included here yet). For access to more Kent jobs visit the employment homepage.

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Local Public Sector Jobs

Links to vacancies in the public sector both local government and civil service on this page; some internal links, some external, most jobs based in Kent others further afield. This is very much a work in progress we are adding to and improving this coverage on a weekly basis. If you'd like to submit a relevant organisation for inclusion here send us the details.

  • Ashford Borough Council
    Ashford in Kent Is one of the fastest growing areas in the UK, so presumable the local authority will also continue to expand. The town has planned 30,000 new homes over the next twenty years, many other developments in the pipeline.
  • Bexley Council
    The London Borough Of Bexley has a wide range of job opportunities, including the modern apprenticeship, it was a relatively important centre for the manufacturing industry. The proximity to Central London means that there's a significant amount of commuting done in the Borough, it's not quite a dormitory borough but
  • Bromley Council
    In terms of size Bromley is the largest borough in London. It enjoys a good reputation in terms of the quality of life enjoyed by its residents. There are excellent leisure facilities, many public parks and open spaces, a regional shopping centre, many good schools. Central London is just a short train ride away.
  • Canterbury City Council
    Canterbury is a world heritage centre and the Cathedral holds a very important role in the life and identity of the city to this day, both in the spiritual and temporal sense. The City Council's greater area of responsibility includes the nearby seaside towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable. Working for the local authority offers many of the typical council roles, combined with some of the activities unique to a leading heritage, tourism centre.
  • Civil Service
    One of the biggest employers in Europe with hundreds of thousands of staff in over 150 different units. This organisation is engaged in the work that helps to make our society what it is today.

  • Dartford Council
    Public sector vacancies in this North Kent district. You'll usually find part time and full time jobs linked from the Borough Council pages, they are usually advertised on the Jobs Go Public website.
  • Dover District Council
    Local government vacancies and careers in Dover, Deal and Sandwich. The DDC recruitment pages also hold vacancies for Thanet and Canterbury. The HR functions for all three authorities having now been merged to , all three being run by one HR unit.
  • Environment Agency
    This government body advertises local and national opportunities on its website, they employ around 12,000 people nationally. There is a local office at Orchard House, Endeavour Park, London Road, Addington, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5SH.
  • Gravesham Borough Council - http://www.gravesham.gov.uk/services/jobs-and-careers/jobs
    Lots of recruitment help and advice and current job vacancies, vacancy descriptions and person spec. Civic Centre 132 Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 1AU
  • Kent County Council
    One of the county's biggest employers and most influential public bodies in the region, around 44,000 people work for KCC in all four corners of the county, with a large concentration in the Maidstone/Kings Hill areas.
  • Kent Social Service
    KCC Social Services vacancies, advertised vacancies can include: Social Work, Care Manager and District Manager in areas such as: Adoption, Fostering, Children & Families, Older People, Substance Misuse, Disability and Mental Health.
  • Local Authority Jobs In London
    Our London page features many of the largest employers in the capital including most of the London Boroughs and local authority employers.
  • Maidstone Borough Council - http://www.maidstone.gov.uk
    A great resources for local job seekers, current vacancies as well as equal opportunities information, benefits for staff, new deal traineeships and details about the vetting of contract and supplier staff.
  • Medway Council
    The local government review of 1998 led to the end of Rochester and Gillingham as independent areas of local authority control and the Unitary Authority of Medway came into being. This authority employs about 6,850 people although cuts to local government spending in general and reduction in the number of effective posts means that the number is fluctuating. At the time of writing vacancies were much lower than in previous years but there is a turnover of staff and job opportunities are published on the authority's website as and when they occur. Most staff are based in the three main offices.
    The Probation Service
    The Kent Probation area employs in the region of 495 staff (or full time equivalent) and has offices across the county of Kent. Staff are also engaged in the nine (eight if you discount the soon to be closed Canterbury facility) Kent prisons and 10 Magistrates' Courts and two Crown Courts.
  • Public Appointments
    This part of the Home Office website contains information on public appointments; some voluntary, some paid, many opportunities worth considering if you are looking for personal or career development.
  • Royal Mail
    The Royal Mail is an equal opportunities employer and able to offer full time, part time, temporary and permanently jobs in most parts of Kent.
  • SEE - http://www.seemp.co.uk/
    South East Employers, represent the needs of the public sector employers (including local authorities) in the South east of England.
  • Social Work in Medway
    Local opportunities in areas such as: Residential Care, Homecare, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Physical Disabilities.
  • Swale Borough Council
    Covering Sitting, Faversham and Sheppey the Swale website holds current vacancy details and a range of useful links including; Charity Jobs, Jobcentre Plus, Jobsgopublic, Lifecoach Directory, Public Sector Careers and even The Prince's Trust.
  • Thanet District Council
    Public sector careers in North East Kent with the council working in Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs.

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