Kent County Council Childrens Services

Kent County Council Childrens Services Click to enlarge

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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:

Kent is a great place to live and an even better place to be a social worker.

As a large and diverse county, Kent offers exciting challenges for experienced and talented social workers who want to do the best for our children. With London and the continent on our doorstep, Kent is a county of vibrant towns and cities, a buzzing art and cultural scene 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 is an exciting time to join Kent’s children’s services – we have gone through a huge period of improvement, recognised by Ofsted, we have a strong management team supporting highly committed teams with great opportunities for career progression. We want to foster excellence and we aspire to be a true learning organisation. Social work staff have access to a wide range of training, alongside our inspirational Social Work Masterclasses which give social workers access to the leading national thinkers and researchers in the field.

We offer great pay and incentives, excellent training and a great place to live.

Our offer includes:

Competitive pay, including annual market premiums up to £3,000 in eligible roles
A work-life balance – manageable caseloads and flexible working
At least five days each year to take up training and development opportunities, such as social work development, IT, admin and management development
Relocation packages up to £8,000
24-30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
Travel costs
A range of family support, including childcare vouchers, carers’ leave, and attractive maternity and adoption pay
A rewards scheme offering discounts and cashback at more than 1,400 retailers
An excellent local government pension scheme
Free counselling sessions
Discounted healthcare packages

Join us now so we can achieve our ultimate goal – each child in Kent happy, healthy and safe in a permanent home.


Social Worker Children’s Services




Senior Practitioner Children’s Services




Team Manager Children’s Services



Nikki Young

"I moved to Kent from Australia and was attracted to Kent County Council for its flexible working policies and great locations..."

Sarah Shoolbred

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