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Welcome to Swale


This site will help you find all the information you need about what it is like to work for Swale Borough Council and what is expected of you. It will explain what we do, how we do it, and what our relationships are with the people we serve.

As part of your employee on-boarding program; it will help support and guide you during your induction, sharing timely information and highlighting the activities you need to complete.

If you do not receive all relevant information, please speak to your line manager.

What to expect

To help support and guide you during your induction into the Public Service, this website is divided up into five areas:

  • Introducing Swale (this page)
  • The Council
  • Council Officer Responsibilities
  • Borough Politics
  • Next Steps

These cover things you need to know before you start your new job, and what you’ll need to know and what to do once you have started.

Larissa Reed – Chief Executive

Welcome to Swale Borough Council, I am so pleased that you chose us to work with. I hope this guide will give you an idea of what is it like to work in Swale and give you an insight in how you can contribute to ensure we deliver the best services possible to all our residents

Councils and all public services are going through major changes in response to a range of issues such as cuts to budgets, increased demand on many of our services, greater expectations of residents and visitors and the need to work with many different partners to deliver what our communities want and need.

Swale is an amazing council to work for and whilst our resources have reduced as a result of cuts in funding, we remain committed to deliver an ambitious programme of regeneration and service improvement. We have a fantastic staff team who bring experience, energy and talent and I believe that you joining us will build on this strong foundation. Every member of the Swale team has a critical part to play in achieving our ambitions

We will only achieve the results we are aiming for by working together and supporting each other. In return for your commitment, you can expect to be paid fairly, be given the training and support to excel in your role. You will also have a voice which can make real change to how we work. We aim to create a flexible, positive environment where our teams thrive, and where you will understand how your role fits into the organisation and understand the value you bring to Swale.

Working for a council has many challenges, but we feel that together we can really make a positive impact on people’s lives, we are proud of what we achieve, and I hope that you will share that pride and feel proud to be part of Swale Borough Council. I really look forward to meeting you in person and I hope you enjoy you enjoy the challenges and opportunities that our organisation offers.

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