Working for Kingston Council
What we offer
Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work.
The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:
- 23 /26/ 29 days annual leave dependent on role, in addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
- Local government pension scheme
- Interest free season loan ticket
- Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
- Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres through a 'Keep it Kingston' card
- Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
- A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfil your potential and will offer you a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment to grow and develop your career and skills. We’re constantly striving to improve our ways of working so putting your ideas across however big or small; will be fully encouraged and supported by your colleagues and our dynamic and experienced management team.
In addition we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from multiple locations, whilst on the move from your mobile or tablet and at home following the recent introduction of Google Mail and Apps which have acted as a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working. Our staff also use a virtual desktop which you’ll be able to access from anywhere, and access to up-to-date messaging and video technology that fosters network and collaboration.
You'll benefit from the opportunity to work on a multitude of projects, big and small, so your learning and experience is maximised.
We're also making big changes in Kingston at the moment, with all staff having recently received a new Google Chrome device, and the refurbishment of our Guildhall 2 building. Our new office environment is modern and dynamic, reflecting the Council’s direction of travel to becoming a networked, collaborative and agile organisation, and will include features such as open meeting spaces, group meeting pods, video conferencing, new desks, project tables, height adjustable desks, personal lockers, team storage, quiet working cubicles, touchdown benches, one-to-one meeting pods, and rest and eating spaces.