Kent County Council Adult Services

Kent County Council Adult Services Click to enlarge

This is the page for Kent County Council's Adult Services. Click here to see Kent County Council’s opportunities to work with Children instead.

East Kent? Where’s that? Take a different view of this unique part of the country. With miles of incredible coastline, rolling countryside, lively seaside towns, diverse communities and easy access to London and Europe, this could be the place to develop your career. Add to that a real commitment to innovation and integration in health and social care, and some of the best-rated public sector organisations in the country – we think you’ll love it. Need more convincing? Head to:

As a large and diverse county, Kent offers exciting opportunities and challenges for experienced and talented social workers, occupational therapists and qualified nurses who want to do the best for vulnerable adults. With London and the continent on our doorstep, Kent is a county of vibrant towns and cities, offering a wealth of heritage, a buzzing art and cultural scene, great schools and stunning countryside and coastline. Manageable caseloads, excellent training and supervision, flexible working conditions and supportive teams mean that there is a real opportunity to reach that vital work-life balance.


It’s the perfect time to join Kent’s adult social care services - we have gone through a period of transformation and modernisation and are continuing to develop the service. This includes greater role definition, workload and performance management and greater focus on collaborative and partnership working and integration with health services. There is a renewed focus on safeguarding, carers,  p ersonalisation,  p ersonal budgets, community engagement and applying expertise to complex social care issues.  In Mental Health we are also working with our partners, Kent and Medway Partnership Trust and contributing to a Planned Care Programme for the transformation of adult community mental health services.

Together, we want to make sure people are at the heart of joined up service planning and feel empowered to make choices about how they are supported.

We offer great pay and incentives to reward the hard work of our staff. There are also first class training and development opportunities to help you achieve your full potential.

- Relocation packages up to £8,000- this includes offering financial assistance with initial rental deposits or other expenses to people moving into Kent. The Local Authority Mortgage Scheme also helps eligible first time buyers to get a mortgage with a lower deposit

- Training and development- this includes professional social care development, IT administration and management development.

- Work/life balance- this includes manageable caseloads and flexible working including job share, part-time, flex-time and time out.

- 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

- 24 - 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)

- A range of family support, including childcare vouchers

- Discounts and cashback at over 1,200 retailers

- Excellent local government pension scheme

- Free counselling sessions 

Join us now and help us make sure that adults who rely on social care can live healthy and fulfilled lives.

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