Early Help Unit Worker (Current Employee) – East Malling – 30 September 2018
I have been in and out of Kcc for 7 years , they have alway supported me and pushed for further development. If you are working for families in the public sector, then you may question the salary for what you do within the role.
Administration Assistant (Current Employee) – Whitstable, Kent – 29 August 2018
Perfect place to work whilst my children were small, understanding boss who allowed flexible working hours. The key is to be trustworthy and hard working, always work back the extra time that has been given to you. There are processes in place to protect employees therefore there is an element of job security that comes with working for the council.
flexible hours, close to home, great work colleagues
Commissioner (Current Employee) – Kent County Council – 6 July 2018
A typical day is really difficult to describe as work is very different now as we have moved to a new structure within our unit.
I have learned a great deal during my time with KCC and the support of line management and colleagues has helped me to develop skills and gain confidence to grow with the ever demanding increase in work.
Resource available to help support you within your role can be difficult.
Business Support Apprentice (Former Employee) – Folkestone, Kent – 25 June 2018
If management don't like you, you will hear about it, they never actually help you if you're going through personal strife. They claim there is great progression and support but there really isn't. Would not recommend working here.
Worked from 9 to 5 with 30 mins lunch, management dont support you, make up lies just to gey rid of you
Network Administrator (Current Employee) – Gravesend, Kent – 5 June 2018
Work is great and rewarding just job security is a major issue. I have been told my contract can not be extended due to school debts which leaves me in a very dangerous situation as I am the sole keeper of my house after a messy divorce and need to keep payments up so my daughter can live in the house....
Social Worker (Former Employee) – Maidstone, Kent – 14 April 2018
I guess the hardest part is learning to switch off. You were constantly jumping from one task to another and playing catch up on tasks plan due to dealing with crisis or supporting the team, but then that is social work nowadays. I was part of a good stable team which is very helpful and I would say essential considering the work undertaken. Good training on offer and good welcome packages for new workers.
One of the better local authorities for social work practise.
Often find yourself working above paid hours and struggle to get time to take Toil
Project Officer (Current Employee) – Maidstone, Kent – 22 March 2018
- Great flexibility, in terms of working patterns and working at home - Colleagues who are friendly, helpful, team players and have a strong belief in what they are doing
- Advancement can be slow, with some favoured over others - Salaries often do not reflect responsibility, disparity between roles across the organisation - Individuals often overstretched - Good management of poor performance is non-existent - Significant blame culture and tendency to be risk-averse
Application Support Analyst (Current Employee) – Maidstone – 28 January 2018
Like all local governments Kent County Council are undergoing budget cuts which means restructuring of many departments. It also means they cannot offer a competitive salary compared to the private sector or provide the job security they once could. Gone are the days you worked for the council for twenty plus years!
Pay scale is not consistent across departments or the council as whole so someone on £21k in one department might be expected take on more responsibilities than elsewhere in the council
Some departments within KCC treat their staff better than others so it is difficult to review the council as a whole
Very accommodating of work life balance, most departments offer flexi hours. Flexible working is encouraged (ie working from home), the usual council pension
Salary isn't competitive, most departments do not invest in their staff with training, pay scale is inconsistent across departments
Network Engineer, User Support (Former Employee) – Maidstone, Kent – 26 January 2018
Providing LAN support to SHQ 4 sites. Visit sites all over Kent, installing Network equipment, Helping user with IT issues. Network duty providing 1st line Network (LAN & WAN) support. Contact cabling supplier requesting and schedule work as and when required.
Customer Service Adviser (Former Employee) – Maidstone, Kent – 1 January 2018
The work involved taking called from a wide variety of people with different enquiries and services which could be resolved on the phone straight away or a call back was required with updated information or transferring the call to another department if further discussions were required. The atmosphere within the call centre was good with a friendly attitude, good humour, etc with clear management levels if problems needed to be resolved.
ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) – London – 20 December 2017
very good stepping stone for my first office job, it created a new job role and love for office work for me. The staff and working environment here was amazing and taught me a lot to work in a constantly busy environment.