About the council

We are the UK’s largest local authority, with a workforce in excess of 30,000 people, including maintained schools, serving a population of 1.6 million. We have various offices in central locations and a large number of service establishments throughout Kent. Our corporate office is based in Maidstone.

Find out more about how the council works

More than two thirds of our workforce provide services directly to the public, such as domiciliary care workers, classroom assistants, social workers, teachers, occupational therapists, celebratory officers and customer service assistants in libraries.

Our annual budget covers a huge range of services. This translates into a host of interesting roles and career paths awaiting those who want to work in a leading edge public sector organisation.

Aims and objectives

Our focus is to work as one council to design and deliver a cohesive, modern public service offer for all Kent’s residents, businesses and communities. This will bring together change projects consistently across the council and create organisational design opportunities to transform the way we work, including our people, assets, technology, structures and service delivery.

Success in delivering this aspiration will be determined using the following criteria:

  • working beyond the limit of organisational and service boundaries
  • thinking beyond the limit of our statutory powers
  • building capacity to provide sector and system leadership
  • delivering at both strategic and local scale
  • supporting economic security
  • delivering a cohesive service offer
  • flexibly uses its assets as part of public service design and delivery.

Framing Kent’s Future is our top-level council strategy for 2022 to 2026. It sets out the priorities that we will focus on over the next four years to tackle the challenges and make the most of the opportunities that the county is facing. Through delivering these priorities, our aim is to improve life in Kent and build a solid foundation for the county’s future success.

The Strategic Reset Programme

The Strategic Reset Programme (SRP) is a multi-year transformation programme, bringing together both new and existing programmes and projects across Kent County Council.

The programme will prepare us for the opportunities and challenges ahead and ensure that significant activities will be delivered in a collective, timely and disciplined way, with a strong focus on improving outcomes and realising tangible benefits.

Our services

To find out more about the services we deliver, please visit the following areas of our website: