We are one of Kent's largest employers and what we do affects the daily lives of our residents, visitors, businesses and workers.
We value our staff as individuals and aim to help them to achieve their full potential we:
All of our staff are expected to live by our core values - the Kent Values. These values affect everything we do with customers, partners and each other.
Acting with integrity, honesty and transparency; healthy attitude to risk; welcoming and expecting change and evolving technology; working in new ways; willing to learn; working as a whole-council and treating people fairly and with respect.
Working collaboratively and innovatively to find new solutions that put the interests and wellbeing of customers first; open to challenge and actively encouraging and expecting contribution.
Self-sufficient, taking personal and professional responsibility for our actions, the pace at which we work; performance and the council’s money.
Our full terms and conditions of employment are in the Kent Scheme (PDF, 1.0 MB).
As a member of staff you will have access to a competitive range of benefits, including:
Salary scales or ranges determine the level of pay for each job at Kent County Council. The scale or range usually has a range of pay with a minimum and maximum salary.
All employees will be paid on a salary scale or range which is appropriate to their grade, accountabilities, responsibilities and their profession.
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We want to reflect the diversity of Kent's community in the people who work for us.
Employing people with different perspectives, ideas, backgrounds and experiences helps us develop and deliver excellent services.
We have been approved to use the 'two ticks' symbol for the 10th year running because of our positive policies on the recruitment and retention of disabled people.
This means we have signed up to key commitments:
Displaying the 'two ticks' symbol shows that we are serious about providing employment opportunities for disabled people. It makes it clear to potential disabled job applicants that we welcome their applications and will focus on their abilities.
We have 4 staff groups to help us speak directly with our employees and customers about equality and diversity issues, they are:
We are committed to keeping our staff healthy and well, both in and out of work. This includes helping our staff achieve a positive work/life balance and providing benefits such as flexible working, career breaks and the opportunity to buy or sell annual leave.
The type of things we provide are:
Kent is the largest and most populated county in the UK with 1.68 million residents and a workforce of over 821,600 people. The Garden of England is the perfect place to live, work and play.
With its bustling towns and peaceful landscapes why not have the best of both worlds and consider working in Kent.
Kent has excellent road and rail links to London and the continent, making it the perfect location for work and leisure.
Kent offers easy motorway access to London and 3 international airports.
By rail, London St Pancras is 17 minutes from Ebbsfleet and 37 minutes from Ashford. Eurostar services to many European cities run from Ebbsfleet and Ashford International stations.
Mainland Europe is easily accessible via Eurotunnel and ferry services from the port of Dover.
If you have a family, find out about the range of schools and childcare options available to you:
Kent has 4 universities providing learning to more than 44,500 students and in excess of 14,000 graduates each year.
With over 1,000 square miles of beautiful countryside, 200 miles of unspoilt coastline and more historic homes and castles than any other county Kent provides a varied and interesting range of places to live and visit.
We have a number of historical towns and coastal towns as well as shopping centres and bustling high streets - find out about the different destinations.
With more than 200 parks, 100 walks and many cycle routes Kent is a great place if you enjoy the outdoors.
There are many theatres in Kent including the New Marlowe Theatre in historic Canterbury and the coastal town of Margate is the home of the Turner Contemporary art gallery, opened in 2011 by Tracy Emin.
Tourism is thriving in Kent generating over £3 billion to the economy and supporting over 60,000 jobs and set to grow with a scheme to build a £2 billion entertainment resort near Ebbsfleet international station.