East Kent? Where’s that?

It’s the bit of England between London and France. Or as we like to call it – a little corner of paradise.

Past Zone 6 then?

It’s a bit past Zone 6. Alright, it’s about 40 miles past Zone 6. But it really is very nice indeed.

What’s going for it?

Where do we start? Beaches. Lots and lots of beaches. Proper golden sandy beaches that you can spend the day on building sandcastles with the family.
Art. Culture. Communities. Countryside. Diversity. A proper cathedral, ancient ruins, city walls and river trips. Amazing bars, restaurants and cafes. All the high street shops you need. Good schools, great opportunities.

Well connected?

You bet. High speed trains to London from all of the major towns. House prices that won’t make you throw up. Good schools, country pubs, day trips to France from Dover and Folkestone. Did we mention the golden sandy beaches? There are LOTS of those.

Sounds quite nice. Any jobs?

If you want jobs, we’ve got them. We are looking for qualified nurses, midwives, therapists, social workers, GPs, consultants and more. We’ve got jobs in our large hospitals, our community hospitals, in our communities, in primary care and our mental health trust. In short, if you’re qualified, we need YOU in east Kent.

WE DID IT!

GP Mo Sohail first came to Margate in December 2003 as a locum doctor in A&E at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital.

Ian Setchfield served 13 years in the RAF as a Sergeant in the Critical Care Air Support Team –retrieving and transporting critically ill servicemen and women around the world.

Yvette Kusel arrived in east Kent in November 2014 – via Australia, Japan, Germany and London. The clinical psychologist for older people decided...

The arrival of child number six in a tiny Greenwich house was the prompt for Sonja Bigg and husband Jules to decide on a move to Kent.

Susan Ashmore, 50, a practice development lead in Early Help for Kent County Council, made the move to east Kent when her daughter was at primary school.

Vanessa Purday flew more than 9,000 miles to be interviewed for the role of Consultant anaesthetist with the East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust (EKHUFT).

Fared Akordi moved to beautiful east Kent from Libya after training as a physiotherapist. He now works at Deal Hospital for Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.

It was the opportunity for a change of career that brought Nicky Spencer and her partner Josh Morgan to East Kent from Dorset in June 2014.

Daniel moved to London from his native Romania seven years ago to work in the London Borough of Greenwich. He’s now a Team Leader in children’s services for Kent County Council and loving life in east Kent!

Drone shots by Sean Gaffney
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