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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Ashford Council Jobs

Ashford Council Jobs, Local Government Vacancies In Kent

This is the Yourcounty Ashford Council Jobs page. We welcome your feedback about the council as an employer, so please get in touch if you have recent experience of working for the council or their recruitment processes. Our contact details are at the bottom of the page. Ashford has a fast-growing population which has more than trebled in the last 40 years to over 112,000 residents. This dynamic growth pattern is set to continue. Designated by the Government as a ‘growth area’, a £2.5 billion investment programme is underway. It will provide 31,000 new homes and 28,000 jobs by 2031. The quality of life of the borough has been rated by MORI as among the best in Kent whilst the council tax is the lowest.

Although well known as an expanding urban area, much of the borough is made up of protected countryside including; the Romney Marsh, the North Downs and the High Weald, all of which make an important in contributing to Ashford’s £180 million tourism industry. This link for local Ashford jobs.

Work Placement Opportunities in Local Government

Ashford Borough Council do offer 8 to 12 week work experience placements to local graduates. Please check the website for current information

Jobs With Ashford Borough Council

At the time of writing (June 2017) published Ashford Council jobs included:

  • Head of Planning, £60,000 – £67,000.
  • Head of Legal and Democracy, £60,000 – £67,000.
  • Corporate Director (Finance & Economy), £80,000 – £88,000.
  • Head of Corporate Policy, Economic Development & Communications, £60,000 – £67,000.
  • Permanent Graduate Trainee Planner Posts.
  • Grounds Maintenance Operative, £16,059 to £17,412
  • Business Support Officer. up to £20,265 pa pro rata
  • Customer Services Apprentice, £252.00 per week 18 – 20 years – £201.25 per week Under 18 years – £147.00 per week
  • Customer Services Advisor, up to £20,265 pa pro rata.
Ashford Council jobs
Apply for jobs through the council website

Management Structure

Ashford Borough Council’s current management structure has been in place since the end of 2010. It now works within the following service areas, any vacancies will reflect the new shape of the organisation.

  • Chief Executive
  • Deputy Chief Executive
  • Business Change and Technology
  • Cultural and Project Services
  • Customers Homes and Property
  • Environmental Services
  • Financial Services
  • Legal and Democratic Services
  • Personnel and Development
  • Planning and Development
  • Strategy, Partnerships & Communications

About The Borough Council

Ashford Borough Council has over 500 full-time and part-time employees. Staff enjoy a great employment package including: including flexible working and inclusion in local government pension scheme, a basic annual leave entitlement of 20 days (pro rata for part-time posts), plus 2 extra statutory days. Ashford Borough Council is an ‘Investor in People’ so all staff have access to training and development opportunities.

Ashford Borough Council provide work experience opportunities in a wide range of work areas for students in year 10 or above, or others who live or study in borough of Ashford. The majority of placements take place between April to July.

Student jobs and internships at Ashford Borough Council are published at the Student Job website.

Current job vacancies are advertised in the local press and the SEE website. Visit the council website or call the council on 01233 331111.

Ashford Council Jobs – Feedback & Disclaimer

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