I have worked as an engineer for ages, had quite a few years FT in the UK and being a HOD in a large comp, then a few years in schools in Asia, where I taught mainly Computer Science and A Level / Bacc ICT. I'm now 48. I've been thinking about work, and it is with some trepidation that I'm even looking, but I am returning to Kent next week, where family is. The question is in the title. I'm wondering what the job market is like in Kent, anywhere from around Margate down to around Dover / Folkestone, maybe Romney Marsh area, ideally on the coast or just inland a bit. I was thinking of doing supply to start with, or maybe a very short term contract, before committing full-time to anywhere, but might go for a one year contract if I got a warm fuzzy feeling about a school. Salary scales seem to have disappeared! What should a 48 year old expect, 10 years programming, 17 teaching experience? My last salary before going abroad 2 years ago was £46K. What are daily supply rates like in Kent? I get an impression from reading that Kent is a problem area for recruitment? Do you agree? Does that apply to computing and ICT? Have salaries risen to keep pace and attract good staff? Do schools give help with relocation if you take a full-time job? I have a house in Brum and plan to sell-up as soon as the tenants leave in 4 weeks. Any comments / help well-received. I won't post in the jobs section as this is quite subject-specific, I think.