If you’re a qualified health or social care professional, take a different view of Kent

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We have bought a beautiful Regency house that there is no way we could have afforded in London. We have a sea view and, at the end of the road, a blue flag beach.


There is a good choice of schools, important with a young family. There are great primary schools and some amazing secondary schools, both state and private.


Gillingham is an ideal location for me as it’s not as expensive to live in as London but has all of the benefits, as it’s just 50 minutes on the fast train to St Pancras.


There is no other place you can work and make a difference for your patients, while at the same time feel like you’re on holiday every day. Kent is an amazing place to live and work.


There’s a great sense of freedom here and lots to do. We can walk two minutes and be on the beach, having a run on Sunday morning or after work.


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.


Some bits are just past Zone 6. Some are about a two-hour drive from London. Either way, it’s 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 Kent.

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