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.

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.

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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.

UK Civil Service Jobs: Government Vacancies

UK Civil Service Jobs, Government Vacancies

Welcome to our UK civil service jobs feature. Its aim is to provide help and resources for anyone considering a career in the civil service and add value by using our own knowledge and experience.. If you’ve worked for the civil service or have experience of it’s recruitment process we’d welcome your comments. Kent is a commuting county, workers have access to all the employers in London as well as jobs available within its own boundaries. This link for hundreds of Kent employers on the Kent jobs page.

Government Careers – UK Civil Service Jobs

The UK Civil Service employs hundreds of thousands of people spread over 150 departments. UK civil service jobs underpin every aspect of our society. It’s essential and important work. In the current economic climate the public sector is facing new challenges alongside some of its traditional tasks. However the government employs so many people that there are always vacancies for appropriately qualified and experienced individuals.

UK Civil Service Jobs

UK Civil Service Jobs

Civil Service Recruitment

If you are looking for Civil Service jobs try one of these three portals in the first instance.

The Recruitment Gateway – This website will give you an overview of UK Civil Service Jobsas well as details of current job opportunities across the UK. The website has recently been improved and includes features like Job Alerts and Jobs In Europe as well as regional position. The website is divided between public job seekers and existing civil servants.

Fast Stream – Is a Leadership programme (what used to be called a graduate development scheme). It’s a fast track designed to cultivate the potential of exceptional employees to a point where they can make a full contribution to the Civil Service.

Fast Track Civil Service Apprenticeships – An acclaimed level 4 two year Higher Apprenticeship.  It offers a good grounding for anyone wanting to build a career in the Civil Service.

Undergraduate Jobs

The Civil Service is one of the largest employers in the UK, and therefore has a variety of career opportunities both here and overseas. You can gain experience/placements before graduating through sandwich courses, vacation visits, and work experience

Graduate Jobs

Whichever department you join, you’ll be helping to make a real difference to people’s lives on all kinds of levels. Some government departments offer their own graduate recruitment schemes  For example HM Revenue & Customs, Defence Engineering and Science Group, HM Treasury and Highways Agency. There are a number of specific schemes open to new and experienced graduates looking for a career change. If you’re successful, you could be posted to a number of government departments.

More Resources

We’ve published some links to some civil service departments below, this will allow job seekers to gain more information about the scope of the work undertaken in the civil service and find different channels to identify current and potential job opportunities.

  •  Actuary’s Department – Offer a bespoke actuarial analysis service to the public sector in the UK and farther afield.
  • The Government Economic Service – the GES fast stream service – round 2 will open from 04/03/13 and closes on 08/04/13. They are looking to offer 180 economists jobs in 2013.
  • Finance Services – Provides coordination for the UK’s finance professionals working in government.
  • Government Legal Service – The GLS is headed by the Treasury Solicitor, the role of the organisation is to provide a cohesive network for all the lawyers working in government.
  • The Government Statistical Service – Their prime responsibility is to; compile, analyze and publish the full range of social and economic data.
  • Operational Research Service – Champions of operational research across the whole of government, pulling together the 400 analysts directly engaged in research. UK Civil Service jobs.
  • Ministry of Defence – Over ten thousand people work for the MOD in a civilian capacity in a very wide range of roles. Policy advisors, procurement and maintenance of equipment, instructors, vets, webmasters to name a few.

UK Civil Service Jobs Feedback & Disclaimer

We aspire to keep our civil service job page up to date and relevant and although our content is checked regularly things do change. Please let us know is there are any alterations or improvements we can make to this feature. Yourcounty is particularly interested in hearing the feedback of people working in the civil service at whatever level. We would also like to hear from you if you would like to suggest other relevant resources or websites. Yourcounty takes care over its content and we’re happy to correct any factual errors, please see our disclaimer.

User Comment

“Dear Yourcounty, The MOD can still offer great careers for civilians but there isn’t the same job security as there was when I started 30 years ago. Once you were recruited by the MOD your could expect a job for life, that scenario is at an end, plan a career in the Civil Service but expect change otherwise you are likely to be disillusioned in the future. BP”

Christmas Jobs Kent 2017

Part Time And Full Time Christmas Jobs Kent 2017

Welcome to the Christmas jobs Kent 2017 page. The goal of this feature is to provide help and links to relevant resources for job seekers looking for temporary seasonal jobs. It is nearly fifteen years since we first published seasonal job pages, the aim then was similar to the one we have today, quite simply to highlight Christmas jobs in Kent and the surrounding areas. There are literally hundreds of potential Christmas employers around, it’s beyond the scope of this page to feature them all. We aim to highlight the largest seasonal recruiters in the area and provide some general guidance to get you started.

Our Christmas jobs Kent 2017 feature is on this page, follow this link for our main local employment resources, it holds links to hundreds of organisations and thousands of vacancies. Follow these links for Christmas jobs In Medway and seasonal vacancies in Bromley and London.

One of the ways we add value to our coverage is to highlight user experience and share them with our audience so if you want to provide some feedback regarding any of the seasonal employers on this page or any other Christmas jobs you’ve had that were particularly good or bad get we would welcome your feedback.

The rush for Christmas employment 2017 will start almost as soon as the summer holidays ends. The big recruiters of casual Christmas workers start to make announcements during August and the actual recruitment begins soon afterwards.

According to the British Retail Consortium around three quarters of retail businesses expect to recruit extra staff this Christmas. This isn’t the only sector to think about in terms of temporary Christmas employment but it does suggest where most of the vacancies may occur.

Christmas Jobs Kent 2017 – Think Local!

We highlight some of the biggest recruiters of seasonal staff below, however there are many more opportunities with local independent firms in your area, many of them will be filled simply by suitable candidates who have submitted a CV in good time. If you have gone to the trouble of producing an excellent curriculum vitae make sure you don’t miss out on local employment opportunities.

Seasonal Work

We’ve published links to many of the biggest employers of temporary seasonal staff below but this list is just a start. Many small independent companies recruit extra staff during; November, December and January, not all of these vacancies are published and businesses may rely on personal networks for recruitment. Many sectors of the economy benefit from an upturn in business at this time of year the most obvious examples are retailers and entertainment and hospitality. So as well as shops , bars and restaurants you can also think a little bit out of the box, where are the secondary beneficiaries? How about taxi and delivery companies, there is going to be a greater need for warehousing and distribution capacity, clothes hire and fancy dress, restaurant staff , internal and external catering, the list is extensive. For example Amazon recruits thousands of seasonal staff in the build up to Christmas (many eventually retained on permanent contracts).

Christmas jobs Kent 2017
Literally thousands of Christmas jobs Kent 2017

The Universal Job search can be a useful starting point or you can actually visit your local Job centre, they will have a large number of local vacancies and can provide a significant amount of general information.If you’re looking for a permanent job starting at Christmas you might consider taking a temporary job to get your feet under the table. Not all Christmas jobs are 9 to 5, full time affairs, some employers may be looking for weekend staff or employees to cover extended opening hours, it really depends on the specific needs of each employer. Don’t underestimate the importance of presentation even for temporary Christmas jobs, the best vacancies will attract lots of interest from candidates. If the first stage of your application is through your own CV, online form or traditional paper application make it of the highest quality, you are competing against the applicants.

The information we include below for Christmas jobs Kent 2017 include some of the most important recruiters, this is just a small sample, if you would like to recommend other employers of temporary staff operating in Kent please get in touch:

  • In talking about Christmas jobs Kent 2017 we should mention Amazon. About 13,000 vacancies are being created, primarily at the eight fulfilment centres (Marston Gate, Doncaster, Peterborough, Rugely, Hemel Hempstead, Swansea, Glenrothes and Gourock).
  • Typically Argos have over 3,000 seasonal jobs, that translates to nearly one thousand in the South East region. In Argos like many of the other large retailers, a Christmas jobs may lead to a permanent position. Recruitment typically carried out through their own in house website which provides comprehensive recruitment help.
  • The leading supermarkets are among the biggest employers of seasonal (Christmas) staff. Asda is no exception they take on thousands of extra recruits every year in November and December. There is some basic training and once you successfully complete a contract you may be invited back again and again. It is also a great opportunity to gain experience ahead of an application for a full-time role. Many of Asda’s seasonal staff go on to permanent jobs and even become part of the graduate recruitment scheme.
  • One of the biggest retailers in Kent is Boots, This high street retailer of pharmacy, health and beauty products recruits extra staff every Christmas to deal with the increased workload. Most seasonal vacancies in Kent are working in store helping customers or supporting those that do. Hours will typically be retail hours but in the run up to the holiday season these can be seven days a week and many stores are likely to be open later.
  • Christmas is a great time of year to find opportunities in the hospitality sector. Compass is one of the big employers of seasonal and casual staff, At the time of our last visit there were jobs as: Stadium Staff, all grades of chefs, racecourse staff, Wembley Arena Staff, portering work, event waiting staff, bar staff, bakers and pastry chefs on the www.compasseventjobs.com website.
  • Debenhams – There are several stores in Kent that are likely to recruit extra staff, these include the Folkestone store on the Sandgate Road, Debenhams Westwood Cross, the Canterbury store in the city centre on Guildhall Street, Elwick Road in Ashford, Chatham High Street and the stores in Gravesend, Orpington and Bromley. Jobs are likely to be filled on a first come first served basis, so make a brilliant application as soon as you can. Debenhams Christmas jobs often include part time, and flexi hour contracts.
  • Dominos Pizza – Recruits people for a range of roles, not all vacancies require previous experience: Store Manager, Assistant Manager, Customer Service Operator, Delivery Driver, Delivery Routing Supervisor, Pizza Chef and Pizza Oven Tender.
  • Christmas jobs at Gumtree. This can be a great resource for people looking for temporary work. We have reliable feedback from people that have found jobs, often at short notice. There are some common sense rules about applying for work through Gumtree, first and foremost most genuine employers will not ask for money from applicants. Take a look at the T&Cs on the websites.
  • H Samuel regularly recruit staff to work in their Kent stores which (at the time of writing)  could be found at: County Square – Ashford, Broadway Shopping Centre – Bexleyheath, Lower Rose Gallery – Bluewater, The Glades Centre – Bromley, Whitefriars Shopping Centre – Canterbury, 2-4 Military Road – Chatham, 37 Sandgate Road – Folkestone, Hempstead Valley Centre – Gillingham, Chequers Shopping Centre – Maidstone, 81 High Street – Sheerness, 45 High Street – Sittingbourne, Westwood Cross – Thanet.
  • Iceland regularly employ casual staff, we’ve had no feedback on the terms and conditions that they provide so we’d welcome your thoughts if you have experience of Iceland with regards Christmas jobs Kent 2017.
  • John Lewis is one of the most highly regarded temporary employers. If you’re looking for a permanent position, a great way to get your foot in the door is to get a reference from a period of temporary employment. Two stores in Kent that we know recruit seasonal staff, the Bluewater store at John Lewis at Home in Tunbridge Wells which is based on the Kingstanding Business Park.
  • KFC – Check out the website for full recruitment details. Temporary or permanent Christmas work.
  • There are several hundred Marks & Spencer Christmas jobs Kent 2017 and thousands nationwide, nearly all in-store working as customer assistants or cafe assistants. Marks & Spencer typically offer contracts to the seasonal staff that perform best, up to 1 in 5 of their seasonal recruits are offered permanent contracts. Even on a temporary footing an employee can enjoy many of the benefits of permanent staff’ such as a 20% staff discount.
  • Matalan are amongst the county’s regular recruiters of casual staff, most vacancies will be in store, some retail experience would be an advantage. Stores that will be recruiting are likely to include, Matalan Canterbury set just on the outskirts of town at the Stour Retail Park (just next to the Park and Ride), the Dartford store in Prospect Place, Matalan Erith in Pier Road, the Maidstone Matalan in The Broadway Shopping Centre, the Strood store on the local Strood Retail Park and the new Matalan at Westwood Cross.
  • Morrisons Christmas jobs or temporary posts can be accessed through our own local pages or visit the Morrisons recruitment website direct.
  • Next – Apply early for Next jobs! If you’re looking for a Christmas jobs in retail watch the website for vacancy details or drop a CV in your local store around the beginning of October (if you want to stand out).
  • There are generally some Christmas jobs with O2 largely connected to High Street retail, visit the O2 – Telfonica recruitment website.
  • Parcleforce are recruiters of extra staff at Christmas in a number of roles that can include: Collection and Delivery Drivers, Customer Service Agents, Indoor Depot Sorters, Hub Operatives and Sales Staff.
  • Pizza Express rely heavily on seasonal staff, they do publish vacancy details on their website but if I wanted a job there I’d take my CV round with a covering letter before the recruitment drive begins.
  • Pizza Hut – You can expect the Xmas recruitment 2017 to start in November, be prepared for some hard work, most Pizza Hut restaurants are fully booked over the festive season.
  • Primark – Retail work for a growing high street success story, Primark are going from strength to strength and they always need extra staff at Christmas.
  • Royal Mail – A traditional and significant employer of seasonal staff, 19,000 jobs in 2014. Despite the increase in digital communications the workload of the Royal Mail increases by about 100% during December. About 8 people apply for every seasonal post so you need to make the best possible impression to have a chance. Sign up to the website and do a little research into the recruitment process before taking the suitability tests. Once you have completed a temporary contract you might find it simpler to gain employment in future years.
  • Sainsburys is now one of the biggest recruiters of seasonal staff, 2017 is likely to see a total of 15,000 extra people employed at Christmas. I have only seen vacancies published through their website, would love to know if it’s worthwhile leaving a copy of a CV with your local store. Any feedback gratefully received.
  • Starbucks depend on part time and seasonal staff to help them deal with peaks in their activity, you may have noticed that the shop is particularly popular with people undertaking their Christmas shopping. Seasonal jobs at most Kent branches including: Canterbury Sainsburys, Canterbury Burgate in the Buttermarket, Folkestone’s Starbucks in Bouviere Place, Ashford High Street, Maidstone Village Hotel, Tunbridge Wells branch in 30 Calverley Road, the Tonbridge Starbucks in the High Street, Bluewater’s very own Starbucks, the Broadway branch in Bexleyheath, there is also an outlet in West Wickham and three in Bromley including The Glades. Successfully complete the seasonal contract and you’ll instantly improve your chances for longer term employment opportunities.
  • Superdrug are a regular recruiter of seasonal staff in November and December.
  • Tesco offer eight week temporary contracts for seasonal (Christmas) employment, nationally they recruit thousands of people every year for the Christmas rush. Seasonal staff receive training, once appointed they may be invited to return in future years and it is is a great platform from which to apply for a permanent job.
  • Toysrus – Santa’s little helpers generally increase their national workforce by about 4,000 every year, for specific store vacancies you’ll need to visit the website.
  • Tragus – You may not be familiar with the name Tragus but you’ve almost certainly heard of some of the businesses they run such as: Café Rouge, Bella Italia, Strada and Belgo. This group employs close to 8,000 people running 300 UK restaurants across the UK. Several outlets in Kent, most in the larger towns and cities.
  • Waitrose – Is part of JLP group, visit the website for seasonal recruitment information and general terms and conditions for temporary and permanent staff. They are a highly regarded employer of temporary staff able to offer full time contracts to outstanding employees at the successful completion of their casual contract.
  • Wetherspoons offer part time and full time vacancies in many parts of the country in the winter. The pub chain now has nearly 900 outlets and over a billion pounds of annual sales. There are (at the time of writing) 22 outlets in Kent and each of them is likely to see a significant increase in custom during December.

Christmas Jobs Kent 2017 – User Feedback & Disclaimer

We strive to ensure the information on this page is relevant and up to date, we do check the content regularly but if you see any omissions or errors let us know. This isn’t a complete or exhaustive directory of Christmas jobs Kent 2017 and we welcome submissions of other employers for free inclusion on on these pages. Please see our disclaimer. If you have recent experience of any of the employers on this page that you’d like to share with our users you can simply drop us a line.