Relocating to the Area

Situated on Scotland's beautiful and unspoilt east coast lies the region of Aberdeenshire, with the busy city of Aberdeen at its hub.

The region covers an area of over 2,500 square miles with a population of nearly half a million people, supporting a dynamic and thriving economy in which the principle industries are energy, agriculture, fishing and tourism. Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City have some of the highest living standards in the UK with excellent job prospects and first-class education, healthcare, local amenities and transport links.

We appreciate that relocation is a huge consideration for most people and that's why we have worked together with other organisations in the area and the local authorities to produce a comprehensive guide to Aberdeen city and shire.

Relocation assistance is often available and this is usually indicated in the advertisement. If you would need to relocate in order to take up a post, and it is not indicated in the advert, please make enquiries initially to HR Reception on 01224 262085, who will liaise with the line manager.

“Believe it or not, I like the climate! As an 'incomer' I found Aberdeen very friendly, and as an English person enjoyed getting to know the culture here, which is unique.”

Jane Williams Research & Enterprise Services

“You can enjoy city life here, but take a 15 minute drive and you are in beautiful relaxing countryside.”

Elaine Philip School of Applied Social Studies

“The coastal drive up towards Peterhead can be an amazing experience in summer. Ballater and Deeside also offer great outdoor experiences. There are wonderful walks around the National Trust for Scotland parks and properties.”

Nicolas Maulet Department of Management

“The people at RGU are friendly and this has really helped me to settle here.”

Lindsey Dawson Human Resources


Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781