Creating a supportive and dynamic working environment

We recognise that our employees are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance, and are rewarded for the work they do.

Our social workers enjoy numerous benefits, including:

  • A fair and exciting pay structure where you’ll be able to earn £36,023 as a newly qualified social worker up to £52,360 as a senior social worker;
  • annual leave of between 26 and 29 days;
  • flexible working opportunities including flexi time, working from home, job sharing and a 9-day fortnight;
  • excellent opportunities for continued professional development;
  • access to research communities, including Research in Practice;
  • an excellent local government pension scheme (24.7% of salary);
  • an employee assistance programme offering 24/7 support for you and your family for a range of things, including mental wellbeing;
  • staff discounts;
  • career breaks;
  • career progression;
  • a brilliant place to live and work;
  • a diverse and inclusive workforce, with active support groups for:
    • mental health
    • Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff
    • carers
    • disabled staff
    • LGBTQ staff
    • women.

We also have a range of commuting and business travel discounts and initiatives, including:

  • pool cars – you can access a range of cars for your travel for work purposes;
  • discounted bus and train tickets (15% discounts on peak and off-peak travel with Southern Rail);
  • car benefit scheme where you can offset your salary in exchange for a brand-new car;
  • Cycle to work scheme – a salary sacrifice scheme where you can get a bike for a healthy way to travel.

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