Canterbury City Council Jobs

Local Government Jobs In Canterbury, Whitstable And Herne Bay

We feature Canterbury City Council Jobs on this page. Most vacancies are likely to be in the Military Road offices, Canterbury. However vacancies may occur in other location both in the city as well as Herne Bay and Whitstable. Prevailing economic conditions mean that local authority opportunities are relatively limited at the moment. Job Vacancies for Canterbury, Dover and Thanet local authorities are all administered by a central recruitment team in Dover. All vacancies for the three authorities and can be viewed on one web page. Details and advice about Canterbury City Council jobs below. If you’ve recently worked for this authority or had experience of their recruitment process and want to share your thoughts get in touch, our contact details are at the foot of the page.

Canterbury City Council Jobs

canterbury City Council Jobs
Canterbury City Council

The Cathedral is still a dominant features in the city today, as it has been for hundreds of years. But unless you have some recent knowledge of the area you might be surprised to see how varied the district is. The council has an area of responsibility that encompasses the coastal towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable as well as several villages including; Blean, Bridge, Chartham, Fordwich (technically a town), Harbledown, Herne, Littlebourne, Sturry and Thanington Without. The population of the district is now over 150,000, however just under a third of these live in Canterbury. If you’re thinking about working for this authority you might like to know:

it has been awarded Investor in People status in 2001 (renewed in 2003, 2005 and 2008). Computing Magazine awarded the City Council, IT Department of the Year in 2007. Canterbury is the local authority the highest rates of recycling in Kent. Employees at the council enjoy flexible and innovative work patterns. The council employs around 850 people.

Canterbury City Council Jobs

We feature those current vacancies that were published on the recruitment website at the time of our last visit, details correct at the time of writing, visit the website for the latest information

  • Box Office Supervisor (Revenue Administration) – Canterbury Marlowe – £19,959 to £21,058 with potential to progress to £22,157.
  • Front-End Web Designer – Canterbury City Council – £30,167 to £32,128 with potential to progress to £34,089.
  • Apprentice Customer Advisor – EK Services – £3.50 per hour.
  • Housing Standards Officer (Empty Homes) – Canterbury City Council – £30,167 to £32,128 with potential to progress to £34,089.
  • Housing Improvement Officer – Thanet District Council -Starting Salary £29,896 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £34,080.
  • Principal Lawyer -Thanet District Council -Starting Salary £40,841 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £46,560.
  • Housing Solutions Officer – Canterbury City Council -£26,511 to £28,102 with potential to progress to £29,694.
  • Single Person’s Homeless Officer – Canterbury City Council – £26,511 to £28,102 with potential to progress to £29,694.
  • Business Support Officer X 2 – Canterbury City Council – £21,850 with potential to progress to £24,324.
  • Compliance Inspector X 2 – East Kent Housing – £33k per annum
  • Head of Asset Management – Thanet District Council – Starting Salary £67,600 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £77,065.
  • Contracts Surveyor – East Kent Housing – £33k per annum.


The City Council published a people strategy, in their own words

“Our mission is to provide a working environment which enables us to recruit and retain a capable and talented workforce – a workforce which is committed to delivering excellent services to the community of Canterbury district – so that we become recognised as: the outstanding employer in our community and; an excellent council in the local government community”

The Benefits Of Working For Canterbury City Council

The published benefits of working for Canterbury City Council (details correct at time of writing) included a percentage of final salary (dependant on service) . The basic minimum annual leave allowance is 21 days a year and rises through to a maximum of 35 days. Relocation packages (including a mortgage subsidy) may be available in certain conditions. All staff however have access to the ‘well being’ programme as well as a childcare voucher programme. The Military Road site has significant amounts of free onsite parking. Canterbury City Council has a staff social club and is part of the cycle to work scheme that allows members to save up to 40% off the cost of a new cycle and equipment.

For a fuller profile of the district and jobs in the area visit the Canterbury page.


Job vacancies for Canterbury, Dover, Shepway and Thanet local authorities are all now administered by:

  • East Kent Human Partnership
    Dover District Council
    White Cliffs Business Park
    CT16 3PJ
  • 01304 872799 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Canterbury College Jobs

Canterbury College Jobs, Further Education Vacancies

This is our Canterbury College jobs feature. We provide information and advice for people looking for local  employment opportunities in education. This link for more employers from Canterbury, other public and private sector employers published on our Kent job page. The College has received £150m development of the campus in the last ten years. It now rates as one of the largest higher and further education colleges in the region.

Education Careers In Canterbury

Canterbury has become something of a honey pot for educational jobs over the last half century. Always an important centre of learning since the establishment of the Augustinian Abbey, the city seems to have universities and colleges at every turn. There are also a number of important private educational establishments and several well respected language schools. The net result of all this education is that nearly one quarter of the local adult population is currently in further or higher education. Employment in this sector is a very important part of the local economy.

About Canterbury College

Canterbury College first started welcoming students in 1947. In has always acted as a regional educational provider attracting students from across East Kent. The mission statement of the college is “to be the best at teaching & learning”, it places the success of its student very high up on the agenda. The physical campus has undergone an exciting transformation in recent years. Since 1996 Canterbury College has had Swale Campus as a satellite college. The vocational and recreational facilities on the main  site reflects the educational and social opportunities offered by the College and they include: Commercial Hair & Beauty Salons, Motor Vehicle Workshops, Performing Arts Theatre, Radio & TV Studios, Science Labs, Children’s Centre, Dance Studios, Floristry Shop & Food Hall.

  • Established in 1947, Canterbury College is one of the largest Further and Higher Education Colleges in the South East. It has over 10,000 students who study a wide variety of courses, ranging from GCSEs and vocational programmes to apprenticeships and degrees.
  • In the last ten years, £150 million has been spent on transforming the Canterbury campus into a purpose-built state-of-the-art learning environment, employing 1,000 people and awarded Investors in People accreditation for the past 19 consecutive years.

Working For Canterbury College

Canterbury College jobs
Canterbury College

The college currently has around 10,000 students enrolled in about 300 courses, there are about 1,000 staff in post at the time of writing. This makes the College a leading employer both in the City and across East Kent. Vacancies are regularly published on the ‘current vacancy’ page of the website. The College doesn’t generally welcome speculative CVs,  all applicants are expected to complete the relevant application form. Informal applications can be made on a form and submitted to the HR department. The HR team have a 24 hour answerphone (01227 811282) and the recruitment email address is In common with many employers the College is driving applicants to a structured recruitment process.

The College has a fairly central position, set on the New Dover Road, a short distance from the St George roundabout and the city centre. The main bus station and Canterbury East railway station are in walking distance. Benefits for employees include a pension and life insurance scheme, excellent holiday entitlement and a staff discount scheme, there is a sports hall and gym on site.

Canterbury College Jobs

The vacancy page on the College website is regularly updated. You can find up to 20 job advertisements at one time. It’s well worth repeating that applicants should follow the the ‘how to apply’ instructions, it’s usually not enough to simply send in your CV. Vacancies at the time of our last visit included:

  • Lecturer Health and Social Care – Sheppey College – Salary starting at £19,696.48 per annum.
  • Lecturer Uniformed Public Services – Sheppey College – Salary starting at £17,585.77 per annum.
  • Nursery Practitioner – Canterbury – Salary starting at £16,939 per annum.
  • Assessor Catering and Hospitality – Canterbury – Remuneration Negotiable.
  • Lecturer in Electrical Installations – Canterbury – Salary starting at £26,026 per annum.
  • Lecturer Music and Technology – Canterbury- £26,026 per annum.
  • Programme Leader Building Services – Canterbury – £35,828 per annum.
  • Supply Travel and Tourism Lecturer – Canterbury – Salary starting at £26,026 pro rata.
  • Lecturer Fabrication and Welding – Canterbury –  £25,123 – £30,721 per annum.
  • Assessor Bricklaying – Canterbury – £15,266 pro rata, per annum.
  • Caretaker – Sheppey College – Starting at £16,939 per annum.
  • Lecturer Health and Social Care – Canterbury – Grade £25,123 – £30,721 per annum.
  • Trainer Demonstrator Supported Learning – Canterbury -Salary starting from £7,628.71 (18.5 hours per week).
  • Lecturer in Uniformed Public Services – Canterbury – £19,696.48 per annum.
  • Students’ Union President -Location Across the locations of the Partnership – £16,302 per annum.
  • Lecturer Stage Management and Production – Canterbury – Salary £13,013 – £15,360.50 per annum.

Location & Contacts

Most students and staff are employed at the Canterbury Campus but there is a satellite Swale Campus on the nearby island of Sheppey.

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