Relocating to the North East

Whether you’re  just beginning your career, or someone looking to relocate for work, the North East of England is a great place to live and build a career.

The North East often tops the tables for quality of life, and as one of the biggest ambulance services in the UK, we have a range of vacancies to help you progress your career in our region.

Ambulance driving over Tyne Bridge

Quality of life

Our region has won accolades for our world-class restaurants, vibrant nightlife, stunning coastline, beautiful countryside and rich history and heritage. We’re also world famous for our friendliness!

Excellent road, rail and public transport networks mean that we’re a well-connected region, with some of the lowest commuting times in the UK. Housing costs are lower than the national average, with a range of architectural styles on offer across our towns and countryside.

If you’re thinking of relocating with your family, you can benefit from the high quality of our local schools, with pupils outperforming the national average. With five world-class educations across the North East, as well as dozens of further education colleges, this really is a high-achieving region.

Our relocation package

We are eager to attract the right people with the right skills to the North East Ambulance Service, and welcome applicants from outside the North East.

We offer a relocation package of up to £8,000, for successful applicants meeting the following criteria:

  • Appointed to a hard to recruit to post
  • Appointed on a permanent contract
  • Have commenced in their role and have the relevant financial paperwork
  • Have changed sole or main residence as a result of starting employment with us
  • Residing more than 30 miles from our operational boundary and are prepared to move within a 30 mile radius of the base point

You must be able to change residence within 12 months of taking up your new role with us, and must not have received a redundancy payment from another NHS organisation. Temporary, fixed-term or bank staff are not eligible for our relocation package.

Got a question about relocation? Contact to find out more.

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Eligibility and more information:

To find out if the role you’re interested in is eligible for you to claim relocation, and to get a copy of the policy and supporting documents please contact

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