Why should you work for Maidstone Children's Social Services?

You may remember our blog from some team members within KCC’s Social Services about why they love working in Maidstone. But, if you still need some convincing, we’ve laid out below, plain and simple, why Maidstone is not only a great place to work… but also to live!

As the county town of Kent, Maidstone really is the heart of the county...

Maidstone is without a doubt a hub for social events...

Whether it's prosecco festivals, cheese festivals or open-air cinemas you’re looking for, this town has the facilities to accommodate it all.

Fancy a night out on the town?

Maidstone boasts a multitude of bars, restaurants and clubs to suit all ages and tastes, from Gallery Night Club, to the German Bierkeller and Druid Arms, a live music venue.

Retail therapy a favourite of yours?

Maidstone is lucky enough to be home to both The Mall and Fremlin Walk, hosting a range of high-end and high street stores, not to mention Bluewater, one of Europe’s largest shopping centres, under 30 minutes’ drive away.

Prefer to get out and about?

Maidstone’s central location within the county means London, the coast, AND France are all less than an hour’s journey away, whether that be by car, train or Eurostar. A choice of 3 train stations also means you’ll never be short of ways to explore.

Children & family a priority for you?

Maidstone has nearly 40 primary and secondary schools, many of which have an ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ Ofsted rating, meaning your child is sure to get the educational start in life that they deserve.


So, you get the idea…Maidstone will never leave you short of ideas for day and night activities!

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

  •          Leeds Castle  One of the UK’s most visited and popular castles, is over 900 years old and was once the residence of King Henry VIII. Families from around the UK, and even the world, come to visit this impressive castle, taking full advantage of its infamous garden maze, breath-taking views and special events including a firework display, Christmas market, car show and open-air classical concert.
  •          Mote Park  Once the main stage for Radio One’s Big Weekend, Mote Park has never been shy of its ability to bring people together. If you’re a lover of nature, you’d love the park’s rolling hills and lakes, playing home to a variety of wildlife.  Picnic? Yes please! It’d be difficult to find a spot in Mote Park which isn’t ideal for a family picnic. If you consider yourself a bit of an athlete, Mote Park is a runner’s paradise. It may also be worth noting that Mote Park has a well-established leisure centre as well as very conveniently located cafes.
  •          Lockmeadow Entertainment Centre  just a short walk from the high street, you can find an Odeon Cinema, Gravity Trampoline Park, Hollywood Bowling and a number of restaurants. There is also a David Lloyd gym within the complex for any fitness fans and an undercover traditional market held during the week.


We’re currently recruiting for both Social Worker and Senior Practitioner roles in the Maidstone Children’s Social Services team. If you think Maidstone could be the perfect place for your next social work role, contact our dedicated team today! 

If you missed our testimonial blog from current Maidstone Children's Social Workers, you can find it here. 

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