Could Sittingbourne be the ideal location for your next Social Work assignment?

Finding the perfect work location, matched with a great team can be hard to find.

However Sittingbourne could be the perfect place for you to work, read on to learn more about the area.

Sittingbourne is an industrial town in the borough of Swale in Kent. The town sits beside the Roman Watling Street, an ancient British trackway used by the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons and next to the Swale district, a strip of sea separating mainland Kent from the Isle of Sheppey. Sittingbourne is growing due to a number of large residential developments, and its railway line links to London Victoria and HS1 to St Pancras International, the journey taking an hour and 5 minutes from Sittingbourne railway station.

Sittingbourne and its suburb of Milton is a growing town, with much recent expansion by way of house building in the former chalk and brick clay works digs. Expansion is attributable to the town's train line links to London and easy access to the A2, A249, M2 and M20.

In Sittingbourne, you will never be short of ideas for a fun day out either solo, with family or friends. The town offers activities available for everyone!

Here are some popular venues, activities and places that are available to you in Sittingbourne...

Sittingbourne Greyhounds Track Central Park Greyhounds offer an exciting evening of live greyhound racing action throughout the year and there is something for everyone from the 'Family Pack' to a meal in the onsite restaurant.

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Old Forge Wartime House

Built in the 1700s as a home and working forge, the Old Forge Wartime House is now a 1940s living Museum with a 1930s Tearoom.

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway

The Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway is located near the villages of Wormshill and Bredgar in Kent, just south of Sittingbourne. It is a 2 ft narrow gauge railway about one-half mile in length. The BWLR is a private line, which has been built up as a hobby by a group of friends since the early 1970s. The site also offers a Railway Shop and Tearoom.

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Milton Creek Country Park

Milton Creek Country Park is Sittingbourne’s newest green space, it is a jewel, a tranquil oasis for wildlife, hidden from the world by a screen of industrial and residential development that hems it on three sides.

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The Forum Shopping Centre

The Forum, Sittingbourne’s shopping mall has recently underwent a huge £57million overhaul and renovation, which has attracted more avid shoppers to a range of its business tenants! The Forum features a range of High Street and Independent shops.

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The Isle of Sheppey

Just over 9 miles away from Sittingbourne is Leysdown-on-Sea a coastal village on the east side of the Isle of Sheppey.

Leysdown is well known for its family amusement arcades adjacent to the sea. There are 6 arcades, each with its own 18-only section with high jackpots. Some arcades give tickets from their many machines which can be exchanged for small trinkets, toys and other prize.

These are just a few of the great activates that Sittingbourne has to offer its residents and visitors.

The Sittingbourne office is based at the heart of the Swale area. Located on the Avenue of Remembrance, it is only a 3 minute walk into the centre of the high street. The office is the base home for Adult Occupational Health, Adult Social Services and Children’s Social Services.

The Avenue of Remembrance office has recently undergone a refurbishment to modernise the office, with an onsite canteen and a variety of local café’s to dine, you will be spoilt for choice.

We are currently recruiting for both Social Worker and Senior Practitioner roles within the Children’s Team in Sittingbourne. So if we have convienced you that Sittingbourne is the perfect place for your next social work role, contact our dedicated team today!

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Luke Boatman

Recruitment Consultant  
Specialisms: Social & Healthcare Qualified
Tel: 01622 236677
 
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