The Borough of Swale is located on the north Kent coast between Medway, Maidstone and Canterbury, around 45 miles from London, but set in rolling Kentish countryside, and less than 30 miles from the Channel Tunnel. With an area of 140 square miles and a population of 164,600, Swale includes the towns of Sittingbourne and Faversham, the Isle of Sheppey, and an extensive rural hinterland. The Council has 47 councillors covering 24 wards. Swale is controlled by a coalition under a leader and a cabinet.
Swale Borough Council are providing a work experience placement, where one student can focus on one of the following areas:
- Climate change
- Corprorate and service planning
- Business insight
- Equalities and performance management
- Policy development and scrutiny
This is a great chance to gain valuable experience in local government, whilst focusing on a specific area of interest.