We are the UK’s largest local authority, with a workforce in excess of 30,000 people, including maintained schools, serving a population of nearly 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.
More than two thirds of our workforce provide services directly to the public – such as registration staff, trading standards, community wardens, domiciliary Care Workers, Classroom Assistants, Social Workers, Teachers, and Occupational Therapists, etc.
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.
The Strategic Delivery Plan is our business plan for 2020 – 2023. In light of COVID-19 this has been revised to focus on those critical activities for 2020-21.
Our business plan plays an important part in delivering the outcomes of our strategic statement, Increasing Opportunities, Improving Outcomes.
Before the pandemic the Council was consulting on its new, draft 5-year plan. An interim strategic plan “Setting the Course” was agreed by the County Council in December.
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