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Terms and Conditions

Salary and Status

This post is offered as a permanent contract.

The appointment will be subject to 3 months’ notice.

KCC pays salaries to bank accounts on the 25th of the month unless this falls on a weekend or public holiday.

Terms and Conditions

The appointment is subject to the terms and conditions contained within the Kent Scheme of Conditions of Service.

30 days annual leave is provided excluding Bank Holidays. You will also receive paid time off for public holidays plus a concessionary day at Christmas.

An excellent relocation package is available to assist with costs, including removal companies, temporary lodgings and professional expenses.

The postholder will be expected to provide a car for official journeys.

Personal Interests

Kent County Council policy requires all employees to declare membership of any organisation that falls within the following definition:

Any lodge, chapter, society, trust or regular gathering or meeting, which:

  • is not open to members of the public who are not members of that lodge, chapter, society or trust;
  • includes in the grant of membership an obligation on the part of the members to make a commitment (whether by oath or otherwise) of allegiance to the lodge, chapter, society, gathering or meeting; and
  • includes, whether initially or subsequently, a commitment (whether by oath or otherwise) of secrecy about the rules, membership or conduct of the lodge, chapter, society, trust, gathering, or meeting

A lodge, chapter, society, trust, gathering or meeting as defined above, should not be regarded as a secret society if it forms part of the activity of a generally recognised religion.

Pensions

The post holder will have the choice of contributing to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). Further details will be available for the successful applicant.

Politically Restricted Posts

This is a politically restricted post which means that the post holder cannot stand for public elected office (other than to a parish council) and is subject to further restrictions on more general political activity.

Whole Time Employment

The person appointed will be required to devote their whole time service to the work of Kent County Council and should not engage in any other business without the express consent of the County Council.

Health and Safety Policy

The County Council recognises and accepts its responsibility as an employer, and will take positive action to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees and other persons who may be affected by its operations, by providing safe working conditions and a healthy and safe working environment.

Sickness Provision

Our sickness benefit scheme exceeds statutory requirements. Actual paid absence depends on how long you have worked for KCC and the circumstances of your absence. For example, after 6 years’ service your benefit would be 6 months full pay and 6 months half pay.

Training and Development

KCC is committed to supporting staff to reach their full potential. We aim to provide a minimum of 5 days staff development per year, an annual appraisal and personal development plan, enhanced by a range of career development opportunities.

Managers from KR9 to KR21 will be required to undertake our Kent Manager standard accredited programme within the first two years of employment.

Child Care Vouchers

These are available to KCC staff to pay for registered child care between 0 and 16 years of age. The vouchers are exempt from National Insurance contributions so could reduce the cost of your child care.

Green Travel

Our Green Travel Plan is exploring alternative modes of transport to improve travel choice and reduce congestion and pollution. This includes:

  • Car sharing and emergency taxi home.
  • Discounted fares, free tickets, trip planning and improved travel information.
  • Pool car and bikes

Other benefits

KCC offers a range of family friendly policies including:

  • A generous maternity scheme
  • Emergency leave
  • Parental leave
  • Special leave
  • Help Fund – all employees have the opportunity both to pay into the fund and to apply for help from it when experiencing financial hardship.
  • An in-house confidential counseling service and Occupational Health Service.
  • Kent Rewards - discounts at over 1,200 retailers ranging from reduced rates at Health
  • Clubs to house and car insurance to holidays.