Teaching Jobs Gravesend

Teaching Jobs Gravesend – Whitehill Primary School

The Headteacher of Whitehill Primary School has been appointed to the Head position at the local grammar school, thus leaving a void to fill at Whitehill. The school is seeking a new Headteacher with the appropriate blend of personal and professional experience and abilities. Among the published criteria, candidates are expected to possess are, the ability to offer vision and to lead by example, enable staff and children to fulfill their potential and to communicate effectively with all stakeholders and the wider community.

 Whitehill Primary

  • Whitehill Primary
    Sun Lane
    Gravesend, Kent
    DA12 5HN
  • Tel: 01474 352973
  • whitehillprimary.kent.sch.uk

Medway Christmas Lights 2017

Medway Christmas Lights 2017

The lights will be coming on across the Medway this November and December. You can make an early start to the festive season by attending the annual switch ons.

  • Chatham  – 17th November
  • Rochester – 18th November
  • Gillingham – 34th November
  • Strood – 25th November
  • Rainham – 1st December

Events begin mid afternoon with the lights coming on just after sunset at 5pm. These are usually popular events with music, live entertainment and a range of family oriented attractions. More details from the Medway Council website. More Christmas features here.

Christmas Presents 2017

Christmas Presents 2017

Our seasonal features are divided between, gifts (Christmas presents 2017), events/pantomimes and other holiday related material.Our two most popular categories are Christmas jobs and Christmas recipes. We generally put the Kent Christmas guide together in the autumn but we are open to receive submission for possible inclusion throughout the year. Over the last 15 years the quality and quantity of Kentish Christmas features has changed to reflect the needs and wants of our users, but our goal is still to provide relevant local information that informs and/or entertains. We are always interested in local material and our coverage is deliberately quirky and eclectic, we like to feature events big and small, everything from spectacular headline pantomimes to village hall Christmas productions. The same goes for our other features, anything that’s happening on your high street or community that is newsworthy with a Christmas theme is likely to be of interest to us.

Christmas Features For 2017

  • By popular demand we will by publishing Christmas Tree suggestion and recommendations, where ever possible with a local Kentish flavour.
  • We will continue to develop our Christmas Carol resources. As well as a historical perspective we examine the role and relevance of carols in the modern era and link to local choirs and carol concerts across Kent.
  • We will still feature Christmas hampers in 2017. As well as sharing ideas and suggestions we will be linking to produce available in Kent or ‘made in’ Kent.
  • Our dedicated Christmas events guide has been running for many years. We have an extensive pantomime feature, which includes some explanations about the traditions of this particular form of seasonal entertainment detailing its origins and history.
  • We will also be reviewing our features looking at how to decorate a Christmas tree, arrange a party or make brilliant Christmas light displays inside and out (featuring some of the most spectacular private Christmas light displays in the county).
  • We still maintain our Christmas recipes but these are now published in our Kentish Cooking section.
  • If you’re looking for more Xmas resources you might also like to know that Yourcounty has been running successful Christmas Job features covering; Kent, Medway as well as Bromley.
Christmas presents 2017
Christmas presents

Christmas Presents 2017

There is no ‘best’ present for everyone, this is something of an illusion, however we like to look at popular and inspiring present suggestions and where apposite link them to local themes and retailers. In the UK it is possible to chart the best selling toy presents into a ‘top ten’ of gifts. But even in the case of a ‘must have’ present it won’t suit everyone. If you have a suggestion or recommendation please let us know. Our feedback details are at the foot of the page.

A Kentish Christmas 2017 – Your Feedback & Our Disclaimer

If you’d like to let us know about anything connected to Christmas presents, particularly anything with a in Kent please send us your feedback. Yourcounty does not have any responsibility for the content of external websites.

Jobs In Kent And Medway

Jobs Kent, Free Employment & Recruitment Support

Welcome to our jobs Kent page. We offer one of the longest standing free and independent recruitment resources in the region although job seekers from around the world have benefited from the information maintained on these pages. Follow the links below for access to thousands of jobs in Kent through our regional job vacancies features. However if you are looking for employment opportunities in a particular area try the recruitment guides focused on specific local authority areas including: Ashford, the London Boroughs of Bexley and also Bromley, Canterbury and North East Kent including Whitstable and Herne Bay, Dartford, Dover Deal and Sandwich, Folkestone and Hythe, Gravesend, Maidstone, Medway Towns which includes Gillingham, Rochester and Chatham including the Dockyard, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, Thanet, Tonbridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells.

We’ve been running employment and career help for over a decade, in that time user feedback and researcher advice have helped develop and improve our coverage. We’re always interested in your comments, our contact details are at the bottom of the page.

Leading Kent Employers

Our leading employers are highlighted here and we carry information and details of hundreds of the small and medium sized employers sorted by local area. Most of the have ongoing recruitment programs despite the recession, the exception being the public sector which, from a recruitment point of view, remains a little static.

Kent is known as the garden of England, which suggests a strong bias towards agriculture but this is far from the truth, particularly in the north of the county. The main industries in the north-west of Kent historically have included: light engineering, construction, cement, paper making and aircraft construction, there are oil refinery facilities on the Isle of Grain and some steel production and brick-making activity in Mid and North Kent.

jobs Kent
Bluewater – Retail dominates the Kent economy

With the advent of the high speed rail links into London over half the population finds itself less than an hour commuting time from central London and there is a growing commuter belt that now includes both Ashford and Canterbury.

In the south and east; agriculture, tourism and education (particularly in Canterbury) complement each other as platforms for the rural and coastal economies and there is a small but growing influence of offshore wind based power generation. Regeneration projects are being carried out within the Thames Gateway by Kent Thameside Delivery Board, Medway Renaissance Partnership and Swale Forward. There is a continued emphasis in the transport sector within the county, significant investment has taken place in the Port of Dover, London Ashford Airport. Cross channel traffic remains an important commercial catalyst for the east coast. The Turner Contemporary in Margate, the New Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and arts focused developments in Folkestone and Thanet have been part of the drive to stimulate the growth of creative industries.

Christmas Jobs Kent

Christmas is the peak season for temporary employment. In Kent alone there are thousands of full time and part time vacancies to fill. For anyone seeking a permanent job, temporary employment can offer a pathway to a long term career. Our long standing Kent jobs at Christmas pages include, Kent Christmas Jobs, Medway Christmas Jobs, London Christmas Jobs, and Christmas Jobs in Bromley.

Contact and Disclaimer

These links are regularly checked but if you find any are broken or out of date please let us know. We include Medway, Bexley and Bromley in our coverage. Listings provided for information purposes only. All inquiries about this page to content@yourcounty.co.uk.

Free Kent Job Advertising

Advertise Your Vacancies For Free

Reach thousands of local jobseekers every month with Yourcounty’s Free Kent Job Advertising. Simply provide us with the details, job advertisement in an electronic format (a txt, doc or html file for example) and we’ll do the rest, free of charge. Yourcounty is one of the leading independent portal sites based in Kent, although the audience for our job pages extends well beyond the county’s boundaries. Many of the visitors to this website are looking for a job right now! The effectiveness of our business model means that we currently generate revenue without charging a fee for running job advertisements.

New job advertisements are placed on a dedicated page, linked from our Jobs in Kent page and our homepage. Simply email your job details to us with ‘Free Job Advertisement’ in the subject line. We’ll put your advertisement together and give you an opportunity to check the copy before we make the advertisement live. We normally run job advertisements for one month.

Free Kent Job Advertising
Advertise your vacancy for free

We have terms and conditions below that we’d like to draw your attention to, but there isn’t any catch we really are offering something for nothing.

Local businesses can submit their details for free Kent job advertising on the relevant page, simply email content@yourcounty.co.uk.

Free Kent Job Advertising Terms & Conditions

  • We reserve the right not to publish any advertisement
  • We reserve the right to remove any job advertisement without notice
  • This offer is available to all business offering full or part time jobs in Kent or the surrounding areas
  • Copy is provided by third parties and Yourcounty cannot take responsibility for any errors or omissions in the published information
  • Job advertisements are normally linked in date order but Yourcounty cannot guarantee exactly where and for how long a job advertisement will be linked from any specific page(s).
  • Please read our disclaimer, full terms and conditions from info@yourcounty.co.uk

Disclaimer And Feedback

Please see our disclaimer, we welcome your comments and feedback.

Eurostar Jobs

Eurostar Jobs

Careers and Vacancies

Eurostar by its very nature is a dynamic and innovative place to work. Compared to most other railway concepts in Western Europe, the tunnel under the Channel is still a new and exciting project. Eurostar job advice, current vacancies and career help on this page, this link for more employers and jobs in Kent. The Eurostar concept is in essence a city to city transfer, crossing boundaries and natural obstacles seamlessly. Eurostar is organized (at the time of writing) within eight separate department that between them are the company. When you apply for Eurostar jobs you will in effect be applying to join one of eight business units.

Eurostar Business Units

  • Commercial – The department with responsibility to grow the business. That means not just sales and marketing but the whole company brand including strategic planning and the call centre. Most jobs in London, contact centre jobs in Ashford. French and Belgian sales and marketing departments in Paris and Brussels respectively.
  • Corporate And Legal Service – Is responsible for the security of the organisation and its operations, including liaison with contractors and national security organisations. They manage the property used by Eurostar, the fixed costs and leasing charges. Legal services are responsible for providing advice and guidance to the whole organisation.
  • Customer Services – Eurostar customer facing staff have a significant responsibility for ensuring customers have a positive experience at every point of contact with the company. A good understanding of English and French is essential. Jobs consist of contact centre work, face to face with customers at terminals or actually aboard the trains.
  • Finance – Eurostar’s finances are in the hands of three departments, Financial Accounting, Business Analysis and Financial Control.
  • Human Resources – Eurostar’s short term and long term business strategies are dependent on the employees of the company. In this way the HR function is crucial in building a successful career. HR is responsible for recruiting, retaining and supporting the best possible people available.
  • Information Systems – the company enjoys a good reputation for IS excellence. The whole business is underpinned by a combination of Microsoft, Oracle and Internet technologies.
  • International Operations – Responsibility for the overall punctuality, reliability and ultimately the safety of services. The Recruitment Process

Eurostar Jobs

There is ongoing recruitment at Eurostar, roles as diverse as train drivers and train managers, electricians, mechanics, engineers, customer service people and many behind the scenes office-based employees. Training is comprehensive, progression is encouraged and the benefits are great. For the full and current contact details visit our transport jobs feature. When you have identified a role that you wish to apply for complete the on line application, you may also be asked to submit a CV.

If your application is successful you are likely to be invited for an interview and assessment. The roles the company recruits for are so diverse that a wide range of assessment/interview techniques could be used including psychometric testing. For some vacancies your knowledge of French is also likely to be tested. Eurostar will provide a full briefing to candidates invited to assessment.

Eurostar jobs
Eurostar jobs

The Corporate Culture – Eurostar Jobs

If you intend to apply for a job you should do some research into the company. One of the key areas to consider is the published corporate culture. This will give you an insight into how the company works and what kind of people they might be looking for.

  • Be proud of Eurostar – Try to show through your application that you actually want to work specifically for the company. That you’re not just looking for a job but to join this company.
  • Think customer – Let your application show your commitment to customer service excellence.
  • Be one team – Convince them of your willingness and natural ability to work as part of a group. Collaboration, cooperation and people skills!
  • Get things done – What have you achieved in your personal and professional life so far? What tasks did you complete successfully in your current or last job?
  • Respect diversity – Have you lived abroad, travelled extensively, or take international holidays and see the peoples of he world as fascinating?

Current Eurostar Jobs

Eurostar is a large dynamic company and jobs are constantly being updated, at the time of our last visit opportunities included:

  • Team Leader
  • Business Systems and Quality Manager
  • EuroDespatch Assistant
  • Senior Planning and Analysis Manager
  • Production Manager
  • International Train Driver
  • Eurostar Engineering Apprentice
  • Campaign Manager France / Chargé(e) de campagnes
  • Chief Compliance Engineer
  • Head of Contact Centre

There are a number of benefits enjoyed by employees, not least of these is free and discounted travel for family and dependents, season ticket loans and a highly regarded pension scheme.

The details here are provided for information purposes only, visit the website for current vacancies.

Eurostar Jobs And Careers – Disclaimer And Feedback

We hope this page provide useful information and links to relevant resources for anyone considering a career with Eurostar. As well as providing a general recruitment guide we also hope to add value to this feature by sharing our ow experience and publishing user feedback where we have it. If you have recent experience working for this company that you’d like to share with our users let us know. We have no control over the content of external websites, you might like to review our disclaimer.

Hilton Hotel Jobs

Hilton Hotel Jobs

Welcome to the the Yourcounty Hilton Hotel jobs feature. The potential opportunities available to employees at the Hilton companies can be understood if you take a moment to think about the group as a whole. Hilton Hotels is an international organisation with a world-wide footprint. The group has ten brands, operating in more than 3,800 hotels in 91 countries and nearly 140,000 employees. More Kent jobs here.

The Hilton Brand

Hilton Hotels specifically and the Hilton Brand generally began life just after the end of the first world war when Conrad Hilton purchased his first hotel, The Mobley in Texas. Hilton grew very quickly and it took just 35 years for the group to become the largest hotel company of the world.

The group also includes: Hilton Grand Vacations, Waldorf Astoria Collection, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.

Hilton Hotel jobs
Hilton Hotel Jobs

Working For Hilton Hotels

From a recruitment perspective you can think of Hilton as Hilton US and Hilton Worldwide. The UK falls within Hilton Worldwide. You can join the company at almost any level from the most junior position or executive status. It’s all dependent on your skills, qualification and ambitions.

From the Hilton website “A job with Hilton Worldwide is never just a job – it’s an open door to success. Whether you welcome guests at one of our award-winning hotels or work in our corporate offices, you’ll be appreciated, valued, and respected. You’ll find yourself part of an inspiring and stimulating culture that embraces new thinking. Join us for the hospitality career of a lifetime.”

Through the main Hilton recruitment portal you can apply for Hilton corporate team jobs in the US, based in; McLean, Memphis or Dallas. You can search worldwide jobs by country including the UK. Job searches and applications can be made online, and you are invited to contact a hotel direct if you’re seeking a job in a specific location.

Hilton Hotel jobs here. At the time of writing their were hundreds of UK vacancies waiting to filled, a selection below:

  • Sales Manager – Aberdeen – Full-time
  • Reservations Manager – Hilton Tower of London – Full-time
  • Hostess – Manchester Hilton – Part-time
  • Food and Beverage Supervisor – Manchester – Full-time
  • Food and Beverage Assistant – Leeds – Full-time
  • Experienced Credit Controller – Liverpool – Full-time
  • eCommerce Services Manager – Watford – Full-time
  • Director of Operations – Liverpool – Full-time
  • Deputy Housekeeper – Manchester – Full-time
  • Demie Chef de Partie – Leeds – Part-time
  • Commis Chef – Aberdeen – Full-time
  • Casual Beverage Host / Hostess – Liverpool – Part-time
  • Training Officer – Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Edinburgh – Full-time
  • Switchboard Telephonist – London – Part-time
  • Storeperson – London – Full-time
  • Store man – Hounslow – Full-time
  • Steward / Kitchen Porter – Dunblane – Part-time
  • Sous Chef – London Hilton on Park Lane – Full-time
  • Sous Chef – Hilton Garden Inn – Full-time
  • Shift Leader – Ballater – Full-time
  • Security Team Leader – Birmingham – Full-time
  • Sales Coordinator – Watford – Full-time
  • Room Attendant – Hilton Birmingham Metropole – Part-time
  • Public Cleaner / Linen Porter / Late Room Maid – Reading – Full-time
  • Regional Director of Revenue UK and Ireland – Watford – Full-time
  • Receptionist – Basingstoke – Part time
  • Receptionist & Executive Lounge – Hilton Gatwick – Part-time
  • Public Area Cleaner – Dundee – Casual
  • Plant Engineer – Park Lane – Full-time
  • Payroll Manager – Full-time- Watford
  • Pastry Sous Chef – London Hilton on Park Lane – Full-time
  • Night Team Member – Birmingham Metropole – Full-time
  • Night Receptionist – Stansted – Full-time
  • Membercare Assistant – Bellshill – Part-time
  • Management Accountant – Manchester – Full-time

Hilton Hotels in and near Kent can be found at:

  • Hilton Hotel Maidstone, Bearsted Road, Weavering, Maidstone – 01622 734322
  • Hilton Dartford, Masthead Close, Crossways Business Park, Dartford, DA2 6QF – 01322 284444

Hilton Hotel Jobs – Disclaimer And Feedback

We make every effort to keep our Hilton jobs page up to date and relevant. However things do change, feel free to get in touch if you see anything requiring an update. The extra value to our recruitment features is the shared feedback from our users so if you have experience of working for Hilton in Kent or elsewhere please let us know. Please see our disclaimer.

Universal Jobmatch

Universal Jobmatch, www.gov.uk/jobsearch Job Search

UK Government JobSearch Feature – Universal Jobmatch

The Universal Jobmatch website has received criticism from the outset, the general look and feel was a significant improvement from the old Jobcentre Plus website. If you want to use all the facilities connected to the website you’ll firstly need to register. The www.gov.uk/jobsearch.gov website has a lot more information than just local jobs, take a few moments to look around, jobs around the world, benefit and training information and much more. Sign up for the job alert service and keep checking even when you manage to find employment (just a quick note about the job alert service, we have several reports that it is not yet working, has anyone had any success with this yet?). This link for your local JobcentrePlus.

It has been a few weeks since our last review of this service, things have been fine tuned and we notice some improvements but we like to stress again that you will need to log on and register in order to get the most from the service. This doesn’t mean that you can’t access the jobs, in the first instance if all you want to do is to view the vacancies on the systems you won’t need to set up an account. If you don’t have an account you might not be able to apply for all jobs online, set up an email alert or store your CV on the system. This page holds information regarding the the Universal Jobsmatch feature, this link for Kent jobs and employers.

If you’d like more details please read on. If you come across some bugs or errors with the Universal Jobsmatch let us know and we’ll feed the details back into the DWP website. Since the middle of November there have been several improvements to the way you can search the Government’s online job databases, not just the UK vacancies but also the European and international jobs. We’ve now had some lengthy searches on the site and made a full investigation of the facilities available. We’ve set out our experience below but as a summary we’d say – if you’re looking for a job, or are thinking about moving from your current position the Universal Jobsmatch is a good resource. A word of caution, you won’t get the most out of it unless you register! It’s much more than a vacancy database you can access a wide range of employment and benefit related resources through the pages.

Yourcounty has been publishing links to job resources and value added help for over a decade. In that time our content has been shaped and improved by our users and researchers. If you have a particularly good or bad experience with the Universal Jobmatch we’d welcome your comments. If appropriate we’ll pool feedback and pass it on to the relevant .gov department so that they might develop their coverage. Our contact information is below.

Universal Jobmatch
Universal Jobmatch

If you’re looking for Jobseeker Allowance help, this is now on a separate page. This link may be useful if you want to know about how the Universal Credit may affect Jobseeker’s Allowance and any other benefits you may have previously been entitled too. The Universal Credit is also set to replace: Child Tax Credits, Employment & Support Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credits and Housing Benefit.

The Features Of www.gov.uk/jobsearch.gov – Universal Jobmatch

The first thing to say about this service, is that although you’ll be able to browse current vacancies you’ll need to register and create an account in order to enjoy the full range of services. Registration requires two things, a current valid email address as well as a Government Gateway account. Access the service at www.gov.uk/jobsearch.

Our own initial view is that this service is definitely a step in the right direction as far as technology goes, getting a Government Gateway account can be a bit clunky and might put some users off! The look and feel is much more modern and interactive and those jobseekers who invest in a Government Gateway sign up will see a much improved agency style service.

Online Job searching

The Jobmatch service is completely free, job posting and matching services bring together employers and job seekers. It’s available 24/7 and should be accessible from public and private computer terminals. With this service job seekers can upload and create a CV, it’s possible to set up bespoke job search and job filtering services. There is also a possibility to receive ongoing job alerts against pre-set search criteria. A great improvement on the old service is that you can search and apply for jobs online. Rather than call a contact number which was frequently the case with the jobcentre plus database.

Your Comments

“Dear Yourcounty,

I don’t think you stressed enough the benefits of registering when you use the universal job search,, if you don’t you can’t save your job, nor put up a CV to send or save, in fact you’re only really browsing the facility the same way you would in the job centre. There is also an email alert that you can set up, it’s quite hard to do but well worth the effort…

“I don’t think you mentioned that you can search international jobs through the Universal Jobsmatch databasa (sic), my daughter has applied for vacancies in both Italy and Ireland. I know not everyone will want this but it seems like a wonderful innovation.”

“It might be me but I haven’t been able to set us the jobs alert service, I can’t find anyway of registering for this, am I the only person having this problem? Tara from Twickenham”

“Dear Yourcounty, I can’t find the email alert service am I missing something? Also can’t seem to search for jobs based on pay scales. can you help?”

“Nope can’t get email alerts, I also can no longer search based on hourly wage, I’m sure this was possible earlier, can you help?”

.gov.uk/jobs | CV Uploading And Editing

There is a CV editing facility that allows registered users to upload, amend and save their CV online. Online help and hints enable users to fine tune the document. Once the CV is in place it can be used created matches to vacancies. The print facility will allow a hard copy to be made of any ‘single document’ within an account.

Job seekers can be automatically matched to vacancies via their CV or even keywords used on the online profile which can be set up. The matches then triggers a message to the user’s account and creates an email alert.

Follow these links if you need contact details for your local Jobcentre and an outline of the services they provide. As high as our praise for the online Universal Jobsmatch service is, it’s worth noting that some services can only be accessed through a visit to local facility.

Help For Freelancers And The Self Employed

We’re still seeing some complaints about the lack of help being made available to self employed and freelance job seekers. We’re researching this at the moment and will come back with more details when our investigations are complete.


If you’re unable to access the new website for any reason you can call Jobcentre Plus on 0845 606 0234 or get the textphone service on 0845 605 5255. The lines are manned Mon to Fri from 8am to 6pm.

Universal Jobmatch – Feedback & Disclaimer

Let us know if you spot mistakes or omissions on this page, we do feature user comments from time to time, we publish these in good faith but take a quick look at our disclaimer. If you’ve had a good look at this page and the website in general you’ll see that we rely on user feedback to add value to our own views, so we are always happy to receive the thoughts of our users. At the time of writing there were still a few problems with this service so we’ll continue to publish feedback where we have it.

Estate Agent Jobs

Estate Agent Jobs In Kent

Welcome to the Yourcounty estate agent jobs page. Its aim is to provide a brief guide to working for estate and letting agencies and to link directly and indirectly to current vacancies in the region. Through our local property pages we feature most of the agencies in Kent, and if you’re just looking for details of agencies sorted by district this page should do the the job for you. If you’d like some general information about working in the property sale and letting sectors read on. This link for the main Jobs in Kent features.

The most important component of our employment content is our user feedback. Your comments are helping to shape and develop our features and we welcome your thoughts about working for estate agents and their recruitment processes.

What Do Estate Agents Do?

The main activity of estate agents is the marketing and sale of residential and commercial properties, businesses or land on behalf of their customers. They may also buy these same commodities on behalf of their clients. Many estate agents also act as letting agents, arranging the rental and letting of residential and commercial property and sometimes undertaking fee based management of rented properties. Into this mix there are also dedicated letting agents who have no sales activity.  The sector can be sub dived much further into: rural, urban, land specialists, commercial property specialists, student letting specialist and so on. However the scope of this page is to provide some general information and link to useful resources. A modern large estate agency is dependent on a number of different professionals to successfully undertake its activity, here we focus on those tasks experienced in all sectors to this industry.

Marketing of the agency, it needs to attract customers wanting to sell their houses. When a property is going to come to market accurate information about the property, usually including photographs need to be collected, a valuation has to be made and a contract signed. At this point buyers for the property need to be attracted, viewings of the property arranged and an element of negotiation may be required with eventual buyers. Throughout the whole process there is a significant amount of liaison with many stakeholders and a degree of compliance with rules and regulations has to be achieved.

Estate Agent Jobs
Estate Agent Jobs

The role of letting agents includes attracting landlords and properties to rent, gathering accurate information about the properties. Then the properties have to be marketed and potential tenants vetted, when a property is let there are ongoing management responsibilities including the collection of the rent. There are also issues of compliance and liaison in property rental management. If you’d like more information about the standards and compliance property sector visit the RICS website.

What Estate Agent Jobs Are There?

Estate agents are major employers in Kent and across the UK, they can have quite a high turnover of staff so there are usually lots of vacancies even when unemployment rates are high. A big estate agent will advertise a wide range of employment opportunities; traditional estate agent jobs and letting agent roles as well as support functions in areas like HR, IT, marketing and finance. Their core business is however to sell and let houses.

To give you an idea of where to start, traditional estate agent and letting agent jobs include:

  • Estate Agency Administrator
  • Letting Agent
  • Estate Agent Branch Manager
  • Lettings Manager
  • Negotiator
  • Property Manager
  • Trainee Negotiator
  • Property Valuer
  • Trainee Estate Agent
  • Sales Agent
  • Trainee Letting Agent

There are several hundred estate agent offices in Kent alone. If you are looking for a job the best system is to identify those agents in the area where you’d like to work and visit their websites, check out their current vacancies and apply for any relevant jobs. It’s usually possible to send them a CV even if they don’t have an opening at this time. Target the ten most suitable firms, produce your CV and covering letter to as high a standard as possible and put your details into the job market place.

Property Jobs – Disclaimer And Feedback

We hope you find this feature useful, we make every effort to ensure the content is up to date and relevant but feel free to let us know it you spot any errors in this feature. Feel free to submit information for free inclusion. Please see our disclaimer.

Estate Agent Jobs – User Feedback

Are you able to answer Maggie’s question? If so send an email to the feedback address.

“I recently went for an interview with a local estate agent (with branches throughout Kent), the position was for a freelance/self employed agent, like a mini franchise within a franchise, it was a commission only post but a successful applicant would have been expected to pay several hundred pounds for training. Do you or any of your readers know about this scheme and can you link to any ‘real life’ stories?”

Environment Agency Jobs

Environment Agency Jobs And Careers

Environment Agency jobs and career advice on this page. This link for the main recruitment page for jobs in Kent.  We welcome comments and feedback from any of our users with recent experience of working for the agency. EA is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. It has responsibility for maintaining and improving the natural environment and taking measures to protect communities against flooding in England and Wales. The work is absolutely essential to the current and future quality of life of every individual in the UK and further afield. Pollution, radioactivity, flooding, fishing, land and water quality are all subject areas that overlap into the work of the organisation. The Agency has a workforce of around 10,600 that sit within eight directorates reporting to a Chief Executive. The organisation has a total budget of over £1b, the funding comes from both central government and a range of fee raising services.

Environment Agency Jobs
Environment Agency Jobs

Where Can You Work?

All of the tasks undertaken by the organisation can be broken down into eight separate departments overseen and coordinated by a Chief Executive’s Office, we’ve summerised the main functions of each directorate below as a general guide to job seekers (for more precise details visit the Environment Agency website):

  • Chief Executive – Environment strategy, planning, media relation.
  • Operations – A national network responsible for flood protection across the country on a micro to a macro level. This work encompasses managing the Thames Barrier and keeping local streams unblocked with everything in between. It’s present in all of England and Wales and it’s the part of the agency that will respond when flooding strikes.
  • Evidence – Research, data modelling and the appliance of science to the work of the agency.
  • Finance – All the financial management necessary to run a billion pound budget and meet all legal and statutory requirements including procurement and pensions.
  • FCRM – The flood and coastal risk management team take responsibility for long term strategy and the investment in flood defence. They are involved in modelling and the analysis of trends and patterns connected to flooding related issues. The FCRM also run flooding incident coordination.
  • Environment And Business – Have a wide range of responsibilities connected to the relationship between individuals, businesses and the environment. Working with regulated and non-regulated businesses and other stakeholders. Taking a lead in issues such as climate change and the quality of land and water.
  • Resources – The beating heart of the organisation, it includes HR, IT and other functions that enable the Environment Agency to successfully meet the goals set out in the corporate plan.
  • Legal Service – It might surprise you to know that this department has over 100 people working within it. the ‘shock troops’ working in litigation, permits, enforcement and prosecution. Other members of the legal team supporting other units in the organisations and working towards strategic medium and long term goals.

Environment Agency Roles And Recruitment

The Environment Agency recruitment pages has a wealth of information for job seekers including some examples of job profiles to give prospective employees an idea of what the agency has to offer in roles as diverse as; Project Support Officer, HR Business Partner, Environment Officer, Procurement Officer, Permitting Officer, Support Analyst, Hydrologist, Incident Communication Advisor, Coastal Engineer, Service Assurance Supplier Manager, Customer Service Advisor, Civil Engineer, Flood Risk Mapping, Finance Business Partner, Planner and Business Relationship Manager. These are just a sample of operational roles within the organisation.

Current Environment Agency Jobs

To give you an idea of where to start this is a selection of vacancies published on the EA website (at the time of writing):

  • Environmental Crime Officers –  25,001 – 30,000 Farnham , Wallingford
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Control Engineer, Engineers (Meica) – 30,001 – 40,000 Canterbury , Chichester , Farnham , London , Maidstone , Oxford , Reading , Romsey , Rye , Sevenoaks , Sunbury-on-Thames , Wallingford , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling , Worthing , Pevensey
  • Personal Assistant –  20,001 – 25,000 Exeter
  • Assistant Scientist (Instrumentation) – 15,001 – 20,000 Reading
  • Biodiversity Technical Officer – 6784 6784 Environment & Sustainability 25,001 – 30,000 London
  • Asset Performance Team Member – Thames Barrier –  20,001 – 25,000 London
  • Flood & Coastal Risk Management Officer – 25,001 – 30,000 Romsey
  • Apprentice Legal Assistant – 15,001 – 20,000 Bristol
  • Electrical / Mechanical (Asset Performance) Technical Officer – 25,001 – 30,000 Farnham , Guildford , Reading , Shepperton , Sunbury-on-Thames
  • Customers and Engagement Officer – 20,001 – 25,000 West Malling
  • Permitting Officer 1 – Environment & Sustainability 25,001 – 30,000 Solihull
  • Groundwater and Contaminated Land Technical Officer – 25,001 – 30,000 West Malling
  • Flood Risk Technical Advisor – 30,001 – 40,000 Welwyn Garden City
  • Technical Officer (Hydrology) – 25,001 – 30,000 Kidderminster , Shrewsbury , Solihull , Stafford , Tewkesbury , Fradley

Benefits Of Employment

The core benefits of jobs at the Environment Agency included (at the time of writing):

  • An attractive final salary pension scheme
  • Holiday entitlement starts at five weeks and rises to a maximum of six weeks a year.
  • A valuable maternity and adoption leave programme
  • Occupational health and ophthalmic services
  • Season tickets bicycles and safety equipment loans
  • Some offices are able to offer free work place parking

The Environment Agency Head Office is at:

  • Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH

Offices in The South East are at:

  •  South East Regional Office, Kings Meadow House, Kings Meadow Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8DQ
  • West Thames Area Office, West Area Office, Howbery Park, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BD
  • Solent and South Downs Area Office, Guildbourne House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, Sussex, BN11 1LD
  • North East Thames Area Office, Apollo Court, 2 Bishops Square Business Park, St Albans Road West, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9EX
  • Kent South London Office, Orchard House, Endeavour Park, London Road, Addington, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5SH

To make a general employment enquiry or apply for Environment Agency jobs visit the Environment Agency recruitment website.

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