My Perfect Kent Day
By Darren Atwater
20 November 2012, 15:40
Would you like to live and work in the Garden of England – surrounded by the beautiful nature, but at the same time be able to easily reach London and the continent? Would you like to have a better work/life balance, but still have a variety of career opportunities to choose from and a support of the best teaching professionals? Would you like to have the access to both: contemporary life style and famous British heritage? If so, working and living in Kent can be a perfect solution for you.
Being one of the largest local authorities in the country Kent County Council Schools are committed to innovatively attracting new, experienced and talented teachers to their 600+ schools through offering teachers the scope of challenge and rewards they are looking for. Kent Country Council Schools provide a supportive environment and a wide range of career opportunities (from energetic urban secondary schools to a more serene coastal village primary) for the employees.
This year to attract experienced teachers as new recruiters Kent County Council has decided to organise a Facebook competition to show potential employees what their life could be like (how it could be better) if they were living and working in Kent. This competition aims to encourage teachers to take a look at Kent as at a life changing opportunity, not only as an employment one. As a part of the competition entrants are invited to submit a story on what they think their life could be like if they lived in Kent, for a chance to win a weekend with all expenses paid in Kent.
The stories will be shortlisted and introduced to a public to vote for the favourite one. The story that receives the most votes will win.
This competition gives the audience a chance to visualise not just working but living in Kent and challenging people to consider and summarise what their ‘ideal’ lifestyle would be like and then leading them to consideration that this could be reality – by relocating to Kent and working in one of the most diverse counties in the UK, educationally and personally.