Benefits and rewards
At Kent County Council, we provide a competitive range of
rewards and benefits for our staff.
Alongside a highly competitive pay
package and development
opportunities, we offer a range of incentives.
You will receive a minimum of 24 days’ annual leave, rising
to 30 days depending on the job you do and how long you've worked
for us. We also offer a concessionary day at Christmas..
We understand that not everyone can work 9am-5pm, Monday to
Friday. That’s why we are committed to helping our employees
achieve the perfect.balance.
- 9-day fortnight
- Part-time working
- Job share
- Term-time working
- Annualised hours
- Working from home
Arrangements are dependant on your job role and needs of
We offer a comprehensive range of policies to support you with
your caring/family responsibilities.
- Maternity and adoption pay that exceeds statutory
- Ante-natal, paternity and parental leave
- Carers leave up to 5 paid days a year
- Childcare vouchers
- Compassionate leave
- Emergency leave
- Agreed unpaid leave
We recognise that our main asset is the commitment, quality and
expertise of our staff.
Whatever your role in Children's Social
Services, our professional development service can
meet your learning needs, The training
on offer includes social worker development, IT, administration and
Our award-winning Kent Rewards scheme offers
great discounts and cashback at over 1,400 retailers including
Asda, Comet, Marks & Spencers, House of Fraser, HMV,
Boots, Mothercare and Sainsbury's.
We offer various packages, up to a maximum of £8,000, to assist
employees with relocating to live nearer to their place of work,
subject to eligibility.
As part of our ongoing commitment to flexible working, we
recognise that employees may want a break away from work at some
point during their career.
Time out gives employees the opportunity to do this with the
security of a job to return to and allows us to retain
valued staff in whom we have invested time, training and
Support Line counselling service
Support Line is a service that offers staff up to a maximum of 7
sessions of counselling a year. The service is paid for by
Kent County Council as part of our commitment to staff
care and enables employees to meet challenges, both personally and
We offer immediate membership to Kent County Council's final
salary pension scheme. Contributions range from 5.5% to 7.5%
of pensionable pay based on earnings. If you are transferring
from another local government employer your service will be
We have arrangements with the Hospital Savings Association
(HSA) and Benenden Healthcare to give employees the
opportunity to take out their own healthcare packages.
We also have a fully qualified occupational health team to offer
professional support and guidance.
We provide reimbursement for business travel costs, and also
access to a lease car scheme. See our Children's Social Worker pay and
conditions for more information about travel.
Live, work and play in the Garden
Kent has excellent road and rail links to London
and the continent, making it the perfect location for
work and leisure.
By rail, London St Pancras is 17 minutes from Ebbsfleet and 37
minutes from Ashford.
Find out what makes Kent